Alec Roberts

Adelaide, Australia

Joined Boston Ballet in 2016


Alec Roberts grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. After studying at Elayne Cherry Dance Centre, he moved to Melbourne to study full-time at the Australian Ballet School. During his time in Australia, he was chosen to represent the school on exchange to Canada’s National Ballet School. After graduating in 2012, Roberts moved to Queensland Ballet under directorship of Li Cunxin. During the 2015–2016 season, Roberts joined the National Ballet of Canada

He has danced roles in both classic and contemporary ballets, a highlight being Benvolio in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. His additional repertoire with Queensland Ballet includes Nils Christe’s Short Dialogues, Ai-Gul Gaisina’s Giselle, Peter Schaufuss’ La Sylphide, and Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker.

His repertoire with Boston Ballet includes George Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, William Forsythe’s Artifact 2017, Ivan Liška’s Le Corsaire, and Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty.

Roberts joined Boston Ballet as an artist of the Company in 2016.