Alexis Anne Collins brings over a decade of experience in dance education, professional dancing and choreography.
Alexis has danced professionally as captain and choreographer for the Detroit Pistons Dance Team, Automotion, where she was chosen with an elite group of pro dancers to perform for the NBA/ESPN tour of Puerto Rico. She has performed for MoreDances Contemporary Dance Company, Michigan Opera Theatre, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, MGM Detroit and Caesars Windsor casino.
Prior to receiving her MA in sports coaching and education from Michigan State University, Alexis was named Universal Dance Association’s “Most Valuable Coach” in 2007 and 2008, voted by her peers. She has choreographed for over 40 different organizations including the NBA and WNBA Detroit dance teams, various college teams and more. She has received over 20 awards for outstanding choreography, including the “Maggie Allesee Award” in choreographic achievement as well as awards from Universal Dance Association (UDA), Starpower, and National Dance Alliance (NDA).
Alexis is the former full-time dance educator at Detroit Country Day Schools and former director of the Oakland University Dance Team. She continues to be a guest lecturer at OU and was recently awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award as an honors graduate in dance. As an educator and NASM certified personal trainer, she emphasizes athleticism and physical fitness as well as ballet and jazz technique, having studied on full-scholarship at the Gus Giordano Dance Center.