Alexandra Ausman is currently a resident of New York City, were she is working in the fashion industry as an assistant buyer. But she has also found success as a professional dancer and musical theater actress, a passion she continues to follow.
Alexandra began dance lessons at En Avant when she was four years old. What began as Ballet & Tap classes grew into a love of performance. It wasn’t long before Alexandra was cast in her first show, “The sound of Music,” with the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild. Alexandra continued to perform in numerous stage productions and ballets within the Eau Claire community. Among her favorites were Baby June in Gypsy, Wendy in Peter Pan, Diana in The Nut Cracker and The Naughty Doll in Babushka’s Doll.
During high school Alexandra was selected as a singer/dancer with the Kids From Wisconsin, and toured throughout the Midwest and performed at the Wisconsin State Fair. During the school year she was a member of the Memorial high school dance team. Upon graduation she attended the Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University in St. Louis and earned a BFA in musical theater.
Alexandra had many performance opportunities during this time, and was often cast in roles that highlighted her dancing skills. Her strength in dance, as well as her ability to sing, opened many doors. She performed in professional summer stock productions of Cats and Anything Goes, to name a few. She also originated the role of the mother in the US premier of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and performed at Busch Gardens as a singer/dancer.
Shortly after graduation Alexandra was cast in the Regional Tour of “Cabaret”. This earned Alexandra her Equity Card and she was able to join the Actors Equity Union as a professional theater actress. A highlight of the tour was performing at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul, where her family was able to see the show.
Since then Alexandra did some additional touring and eventually moved to New York City. Characteristics she developed as a dancer led to some fun and exciting opportunities. She has worked as a dance instructor in New York and choreographed for musical theater productions. On the opposite end of the spectrum she was a singer and keyboardist with a rock band, which took her into the recording studio and also led to work as a backup singer. Alexandra has appeared as an extra in movies and TV, and was selected to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for Battle of the Instant Bands, where she sang with the winning band.