Originally from Columbus, OH, Alexa began dancing at age 4. At age 11, she began training at BalletMet Columbus and then Columbus City Ballet School. She participated in many BalletMet company performances. Some of her favorite roles are the lead from the ballet Carmen, the principal role in Who Cares?, and the corps of Union Jack. She has attended summer programs at Miami City Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School and North Carolina Dance Theater. She spent 2 seasons as a trainee with the North Carolina Dance Theater and 1 as an apprentice. She taught classes in ballet and jazz at Columbus City Ballet School for 3 years, and ballet classes at North Carolina Dance Theater and The Georgia Ballet.