Alex Ko


Alex Ko
Alex Ko

Alex Ko in 2011
Born Nicholas Alexander Ko
February 3, 1996 (1996-02-03) (age 15)
Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
Residence Des Moines, Iowa
Other names Alex Ko
Occupation Actor, singer and dancer
Years active 2009–present
Website
http://www.alex-ko.com

Nicholas Alexander Ko (born February 3, 1996) is an American actor, dancer and singer. He won the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway in 2009.

Contents

Early life

Ko is the middle child of three children. He was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa. Ko's father, Cheukman Sam Ko, was a Chinese American born in Hong Kong, who died of liver cancer when Alex was 11 years old. He was a professional gaffer in the film industry in Hong Kong who later became an Entrepreneur after relocating to the United States in 1992. His mother, Tammie Cumming, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Deland, Florida. At the age of 13, Ko and his family relocated to New York City to perform the title role of Billy in "Billy Elliot the Musical" on Broadway. Ko said that his household is influenced heavily by the Chinese culture.

Ko won National and Regional Dance and Gymnastics Championship titles since the age of 5-years old.[1] He was the youngest student admitted to The University of Iowa Department of Dance, where he has earned college credit and has a 4.0 GPA.[2] He was also awarded full scholarships to Steps on Broadway and the Joffrey Ballet School.

Career

After attending Ernest Horn Elementary School, Ko was accepted to The University of Iowa in Iowa City under Iowa's Talented and Gifted law and dual-enrolled in the Iowa City Home School Assistance Program. When Ko landed the title role in the Broadway hit Billy Elliot the Musical as the first replacement Billy for the original Tony-Award winning cast member, Kiril Kulish, he relocated to New York City from Iowa with his family. Alex made his Broadway debut on October 6, 2009 and made his final performance as Billy on 15 May 2011.

Alex made his national television debut on November 7, 2010, when he appeared as a guest artist on NBC's television special "Shall We Dance On Ice?" with a solo performance, as well as a duet with Broadway star, Cody Green.

Alex's last performance as Billy was on May 15, 2011.

Discography

Albums

Year Album US
2009 Carols for a Cure
2010 Carols for a Cure

References

  1. ^ International Gymnast, July/August 2010
  2. ^ FYI University of Iowa uiowa.edu, September 8, 2009

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Alex M.O.R.P.H. — Alex M.O.R.P.H. (2010) Alex M.O.R.P.H. (vor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alex — steht für: Alex (Band), auch Alex Oriental Experience, eine Rock Band um Alex Wiska Alex (Gastronomie), eine Marke der Systemgastronomie Alex (Graupapagei), aus der Sprachforschung Irene Pepperbergs Alex (Haute Savoie), eine Gemeinde im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alex — shortened version of the male personal names Alexander and Alexey (Aleksei) or the female equivalent Alexandra. All names mean protector of men or defender of men .Fictional characters*Alex DeLarge, A Clockwork Orange *Alex Fernandez… …   Wikipedia

  • Alex C — Alex Christensen (li.) und Y Ass Alex Jörg Christensen (* 7. April 1967 in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg) ist ein deutscher Komponist, Musik Produzent und DJ. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alex C. — Alex Christensen (li.) und Y Ass Alex Jörg Christensen (* 7. April 1967 in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg) ist ein deutscher Komponist, Musik Produzent und DJ. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alex — alex·ia; alex·ian; alex·in; alex·i·phar·mic; alex·ine; alex·i·phar·mi·cal; …   English syllables

  • Alex — (Карпатос,Греция) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Main Street, Карпатос, 85700, Греция …   Каталог отелей

  • Alex — (La Nucía,Испания) Категория отеля: Адрес: Merla, 4, 03530 La Nucía, Испания …   Каталог отелей

  • Alex — (Тинос,Греция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Nikolaou Kornarou 1, Тинос, 84200, Греция …   Каталог отелей

  • Alex — (Верона,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via Dietro Filippini 4, Старый Город, 37121 Верона, Ит …   Каталог отелей


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.