Alex Clayton grew up in Louisville, KY. He received his BFA in Dance with a minor in Visual Arts from Stephens College in 2013. He was a Graham 2 company member from 2014 to 2015. He also performed with companies including 10 Hairy Legs, Abarukas Project, Curet Performance Project, and Performa15. He served as Rehearsal Assistant for Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Taylor Company Commissions choreographer Lila York when she created Continuum in 2016. He joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in summer 2017.