An interesting fact no one really knows about me: I used to fence.
Aside from dancing, my ideal job would be: Working with animals, but I'd also really like to be a teacher or dance therapist.
Birthday: March 19th
Complete this sentence "10 years ago I...": Was off somewhere playing any kind of sport I could.
Do you have any nicknames? If so, what?: Alex, Lex, Grub,TT, and others.
During the off season I...: Dance my life away and hang out with friends and family.
Hometown: Carol City, FL
If you looked in my trunk you would find: Clothes
If you were a superhero what would your super power be: Mind reading and flying.
In five years I see myself: Still dancing and maybe relocated.
My advice to young dancers: Regardless of what others think or say, never give up. It's a gift you've been given. Use it to the best of your abilities and it won't fail you.
My dance icon is: Judith Jamison
My friends would say my best quality is: I'm empathetic.
My most memorable moment as a HEAT Dancer? (for the veterans): The dance contest between Burnie and the kids and playing Uno with the kids at the Thanksgiving Celebration.
Name something you would only do once in your lifetime: Sky diving
One thing I can't live without: Music
People would never believe that I accomplished: Running a six minute mile
Quote to live by: "As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates other." - Marianne Williamson/Nelson Mandela.
What are your hobbies?: I love to draw, read, and I think eating should be considered a hobby.
What book are you reading now?: I'm re-reading The Other Boleyn Girl for the 3rd time. It doesn't get old.
What is your alma mater? (college): Miami Dade/New World School of the Arts
What is your background/nationality?: African American
What is your biggest pet peeve?: I dislike when people aren't upfront with what they have to say.
What is your dream vacation?: A stay in Jamaica
What is your favorite food?: Curry Goat
What is your favorite holiday?: Halloween because of the costumes
What is your favorite movie?: Either Forest Gump or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
What is your favorite song?: Currently "Bad Religion" or "Pyramids" by Frank Ocean
What is your favorite type of music?: Anything I can dance to.
What place would you like to visit?: South America. I watch too much Animal Planet. I would love to see the wildlife there.
What's your guilty pleasure: Krispy Kreme donuts.
Who is your hero: My "Ma" (mom).
Why did you choose to be a Miami HEAT Dancer?: It was a dream since I was little and would watch them dance. I would sometimes dance with groups at halftime and got to meet some of them.
Professional dance experience: I've danced for "Live in Color" since I was 15. I've done the San Francisco, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania Hip-Hop festivals. I've done news segments, some videos, and danced for a few artists.