Alexandra F. Light (she/her/hers) is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Washington, D.C. and living and working in Texas since 2011. Her formal art training began in ballet schools such as Maryland Youth Ballet, School of American Ballet in NYC, San Francisco Ballet School, Houston Ballet Academy, among others. There she learned not only classical and contemporary dance but also music theory, art history, and composition. She joined Texas Ballet Theater full-time in 2012 where she is now a principal ballerina. Alongside her dance career, she studied with the University of Maryland Global Campus where she studied fine art, drawing, painting, digital media, and formal composition. She graduated in 2020 magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Her training led to the creation of two streams of creative output primarily: mixed media and choreography. Her mixed media and collage based works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently including the Art Effect at the Trolley Barn Wonderland International Juried Exhibition juried by Allison Glenn in New York, the Fine Arts League of Cary 27th Annual Juried Exhibition juried by Jennifer Dasal in North Carolina, the Galleria Monteoliveto 'Never Give Up' exhibition in Paris, France, the Woman Made Gallery ‘Moments Like This’ exhibition juried by Jessica Bingham in Chicago, and was selected for Viridian Artists 30 Under 30 Exhibition in NYC, among others. Her choreography has been presented on digital platforms for Texas Ballet Theater, for non-profit Contingent Ballet, as well as venues The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Katzen Arts Center of American University in Washington, DC.
Her primary mediums are collage, acrylic, and the human body, and with these her works explore the in-between spaces of visual art and movement. Recently, her focus has been on combining her physical collage work concepts and choreographic movements into new digital concepts. She is interested in creating works for charity and activism purposes, and has collaborated with the Artists Climate Collective. She hopes to reach a wide audience with her works and leave them with meaningful introspection. She can be reached through her website, www.alexandralight.art and enjoys connecting with her audience base.
I bring the many techniques I have studied lifelong into each work. I
trained in ballet from the age of three, an indelible part of my process
and approach to whatever I do. With the influences of classical
dance, the psychology of people, and my Jewish heritage, my
artworks seek to express a fascination with order and chaos. From
small and minimalistic to large and abstract works, I use collage,
acrylic, assemblage, mixed media, and the human body to express
this journey. I am passionate about supporting and promoting non-
traditional artists and art-career paths.