Alexis Vautrin began her training at a young age at a competition based studio. During her highschool training she attended summer intensives at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the American Academy of Ballet. She is a junior Dance Major at the University of the Arts, under Dean Donna Faye Burchfield, where she trains in all the major dance styles (ballet, jazz, hiphop, and modern), with a focus in ballet. At the University of the Arts she has performed works by Tommie Waheed-Evans and Katie Swords Thurman, Shayla-Vie Jenkins and Jesse Zarrit, and Sidra Bell Dance New York.
Why do you love to teach?
I love to teach because it helps me grow as a dancer and as an artist. I see every class as a collaboration for new possibilities and information. Seeing as I am still a college student, I know how important it is to bring something into class that your peers and mentors can take away; and I want to learn and share with younger students as well.
What was your first dance routine?
My first dance routine was a recital performance when I was eight years old. I took a combination tap and jazz class. The tap dance was to It’s the Hard Knock Life from Annie and the jazz dance was to Rockstar by Hannah Montana!!
What is your favorite TV show?
My favorite Tv show is Friends. I was so sad when they took it off Netflix.
What is your favorite travel memory?
My favorite travel memory was traveling to Northern Ireland my senior year. I got to stay with a host family and attend Lagan College! I learned all about the religious conflicts there and got to visit amazing sites like the Titanic Museum and The Giant’s Causeway.
What is your biggest dance accomplishment to date?
My biggest dance accomplishment so far has been getting into UArts. It was my first choice and the program still amazes me everyday!