We are so excited for you to meet our featured dboot dancer Lexi!
Lexi started dancing when she was 3 years old. She trains in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatics, hip hop, ballet, contortion and hand balancing at CK Academy on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
She is the back to back national acrobatics champion for Get The Beat (2018/19) and back to back overall solo title winner for View Dance Challenge (2018/19). In November 2019 she competed in the Australian Circus Festival where she was awarded 2nd overall for the junior category with her duo partner for their tumbling and hand balancing routine.
Lexi trains hard, she loves her dance community and performing. She told us that one day she hopes to run away with circus or be a dance teacher.
We asked Lexi to tell us more about her very busy dance life and how she prepares for her various dance competitions.
1. You are an acrobat, dancer and balancer. Do you have a favourite style and why?
I have two favourite styles. Contemporary and acrobatics. I love both of these styles as I can showcase my strength and control in my movements and tricks.2. What are your favourite warm up exercises for your body and your feet?
My favourite for my body would be splits and bridges. I have to warm up my back, shoulders and legs a lot for all my solo routines as they all have an element of contortion in them. For my feet, I use my theraband and I really stretch my point out.
I have been able to meet so many new and exciting people and have had incredible experiences. I especially enjoyed being part of the circus festival which was so much fun.
4. If you could be a performer or a dancer for the day, who would it be and why?
Sofie Dossi. She is so talented and strong and has the most beautiful sparkly costumes. She gets to travel, perform and do lots of fun photo shoots.
5. What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
I have some exciting opportunities coming up this year with my dance school as well as some fun things of my own. I always love meeting new people and sharing new experiences with my dance friends.