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Alexandra grew up in Palo Alto, California (before it was “Palo Alto”) where she attended Castilleja, an independent all-girls middle and high school. She is still the only student to have been awarded both their Performance and Technical Theater Awards. Her love of all aspects of theater led her to study at Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated with Honors with a BFA. She has pursued additional training at the Samuel Beckett Theatre Center at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and attended The Groundlings (graduating from their professional performance track and writing lab) in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance cabaret director (collaborating and curating set lists, patter/jokes, staging and lighting) and a dramaturg (providing consultation and feedback to theatrical productions in various stages of development with a particular focus on structure, continuity, and character development using the past and current theatrical canon as a benchmark and guide). She was a member of the Artistic Advisory Board of The Moonshine Project (a New York based theater company) where she helped create and actualize their theatrical mission, raised funds, and provided technical consulting for their much lauded production of The Booth Variations, a multi-media piece staring brothers Todd and Michael Cerveris as Edwin and John Wilkes Booth. Alexandra has worked professionally as both a stage manager and lighting designer, though, most recently, she has focused on her on-stage career, appearing as Mrs./Harriet in Sunday in the Park With George at Pasadena Playhouse. Other productions include the National Tour of Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary as Factory Girl/Mme. Thénardier cover, Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts) Tuacahn & La Mirada, School of Rock (Rosalie Mullins), Wonderland (Mad Hatter), and Mary Poppins (Mrs. Brill) Tuacahn, Passion (Fosca’s Mother) Boston Court, Mamma Mia! (Rosie) Totem Pole, Master Class (Sharon Graham) Northern Stage, Caraboo (Jenny) Goodspeed, Sinatra: His Voice, His World, His Way (Singer) Radio City Music Hall and the recent workshops of Prelude to a Kiss (South Coast Rep) and Woodstock (Pre-Broadway). She has been married to Broadway Musical Supervisor Ron Melrose since 2006, and been fortunate enough to “tag along” and sit in on many of his rehearsals, techs, and previews for the past 20 years, gaining an unprecedented and intimate understanding of the highest levels of the commercial theatrical process. When she is not in the theater, she loves to ride horses, cook, and play with her two dogs, Sweetly and Parsley. 

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