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Alexis Andrews


Biography

Alexis Arlene Andrews began her ballet training in Reno, Nevada under the direction of Maggie Banks and Dr. Barbara Land. Her training continued at Walnut Hill School for the Arts 01’, the School for American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet School and the Joffrey Ballet School. Andrews has performed with the Nevada Festival Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive, University of Las Vegas’s College of Dance, New York University as well as a principal guest artist with the A.V.A. Ballet Theater in productions of Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Other performing credits include the Bollywood movie “Jai Cherenjeva” the Bharata Natyam Dance Ensemble in Bangalore, India and a Natya Nectar Dance Company production in Hong Kong. As a dance educator she has taught and adjudicated throughout the nation and internationally for Dance Educators of America and Sheer Talent Ltd. In the summer 2015 Alexis traveled to Costa Rica to begin her own international ballet education tour collaborating with eleven studios.

In 2012 she was accepted with partial scholarship into New York University Steinhardt Dance Education Program graduating in May 2014 with a Masters of Art for Teaching Dance in the Professions: American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Pedagogy and was awarded a certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Dance Education. Alexis is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level Seven of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and is honored to begin her fifth year at the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. In addition to teaching at the ABT JKO School Children’s Division, she is also a Teaching Artist for ABT, Coordinator and Instructor of Ballet at Northside Centers for Child Development, faculty at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and an instructor at New Canaan Dance Academy, Connecticut.