Born in Penrith, U.K. Alexander Whitley trained at the Royal Ballet School and throughout his career has performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Michael Clark Company, Sydney Dance Company, Wayne McGregor|Random Dance and New Movement Collective, of which he is a founder-member.

Alexander has choreographed for the Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert, Balletboyz, Wayne McGregor|Random Dance, The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School and Northern School of Contemporary Dance amongst others. Independently he has created work for the Royal Opera House's Summer Collection and Exposure:Dance programmes, created the short films Atelic and Vantage with Duckeye, collaborated with design artists Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen and most recently, created The Measures Taken, his first worked for the newly formed Alexander Whitley Dance Copmany.

Alexander has been an Affiliate Choreographer of the Royal Ballet Studio Programme, is a New Wave Associate at Sadler's Wells, an associate artist at DanceEast and an associate company at Rambert's new South Bank building. He has twice been nominated for the Critics' Circle National Dance awards and was shortlisted for the 2012 Arts Foundation choreographic fellowship.