Yoga Teacher - Communications Facilitator - Actress


My name is Alexandria Rust and i am an international actor, singer, yoga teacher, and traveler hailing from Chicago. While my roots are midwestern, my experiences have taken me traveling and acting all over the world. With a Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College under my belt, I have set off performing, directing, writing, singing, studying, and teaching in Chicago, New York, London, Italy, and Austria.


My desire to explore in both theatre and the “real world” is transparent in my training, which stretches across the US and beyond. I acquired my Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College, completed Shakespeare training from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and physical theatre practice through Commedia del’Arte with Accademia del’Arte in Italy. My experience reflects my desire to travel: in Chicago I am a proud member of Saltbox Theatre Collective. In Austria I have directed and performed in an original work and continuously lead various workshops.
"Alexandria Rust is a star. Her ingeniously-crafted Mabel is equal parts Disney Princess and Britney Spears, egotistical and self-aware with a lilting voice to delight the heart. In addition to a squad of sight-gag police, she commands comedy." 
Chicagoland Musical Theater (on Pirates of Penzance)


I am a classically trained singer with a broadway heart… but I truly love to sing all styles and for any venue. Under my belt already are fundraisers for the Chicago Scotts and British American Business Council, the run of Pirates of Penzance as Mabel with Saltbox Theatre Collective, and various weddings. From country to jazz to broadway to opera, singing for galas or fundraisers to weddings to the “big stage,” I am humbly excited to sing it all.
"These actresses show an amazing sense of unity and perfect timing, as well as grotesque carnality. They slither and writhe sinuously on the stage, hissing and scolding, a veritable squadron of "backup singers" for the avenging god of merriment."
Doug Deuchler for (on The Bacchae)


My number one goal when leading a workshop is to cultivate a safe space, a space within which the students can do absolutely no wrong. And from there, we step out of our comfort zones and inspire our sense of play.


You have further questions or you would like to work with me?
"Ryan Smetana and Alexandria Rust are quite winning as the lovers at the center of the story."
The Chicago Reader (on Pirates of Penzance)