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Reisa Alexander

Reisa Alexander is a professional dance instructor who has been teaching, training, and coaching dancers for over twenty years. She is a sincere professional who takes her work and the trust her students place in her quite seriously. Reisa has studied and mastered the techniques of movement and performance from many dance styles and internationally recognized coaches. She has also formulated her own unique knowledge and theories of dance from over two decades of competitive dance, martial arts, and fitness. Reisa has synthesized these experiences into a teaching style which incorporates high level techniques into fundamental patterns to help students most readily progress toward fabulous dancing. Imagine catching the eye of onlookers with a few basic dance patterns that look and feel marvelous! Imagine the feeling of floating across the floor, grounded and confident!

Reisa's primary professional training was under Jim & Janelle Marantos, (2) Time US National Professional American Smooth Champions as well as Bob Powers, (13) Time US National Professional Rhythm Champion. Additionally Reisa trained, tested, and received teaching certifications in from the U.S. Terpsichore Association in American Smooth, American Rhythm, and International Standard. In addition to the hundreds of hours of training under Marantos and Powers, Reisa has had many hours of coaching with Ron Montez, (7) Time US National Professional Latin Champion; David Hamilton, (3) Time US National Professional American Smooth Champion; David and Sharon Savoy, (4) Time Blackpool Professional Exhibition Dance Champions; Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin, US National Professional Latin Champions; Edward Simon, US National Professional American Smooth Champion; Susan Puttock, (3) Time US National Professional Standard Champion; David Elkin, (5) Time US National Professional Theatrical Champion; Kerry Wilson, Australian Professional Modern and Latin American Champion; Pierre Dulaine, (4) Time World Show Dance Champion; and Pierre Allaire & Mireille Veilleux, Canadian Professional 10 Dance Champions.

Competitively along with Cody Melin, her professional dance partner, Reisa won the professional Showcase Swing and Cabaret Divisions at Swing Fling in Washington, DC. Reisa has also won over 40 Country Western competitions including the World UCWDC Division I Showcase Championship plus an amazing total of 25 Division I Showcase Grand Championships, 14 Master's Championships and a World Two Step Master's Championship.

Reisa has also competed with her amateur students at ballroom and country western events winning world championship titles in each of all four categories of Classic, Pro-Am, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Pro-Pro.

Reisa holds a number of fitness certifications including Pilates, Yoga, PiYo, BodyPump, and SilverSneakers.

She has also attained the level of Black Sash in Kung Fu.

Reisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Reisa currently resides in western Massachusetts where she teaches Ballroom, Rhythm, West Coast Swing, New York Hustle, and Country couples' dancing, as well as personal and group training in adult fitness.

Reisa has choreographed routines and coached many dancing couples - both competitive and social. Her extensive experience in dance choreography coupled with her knowledge of the technical aspects of dance has made her primary goal a reality - helping dancers look spectacular and express themselves dynamically on the dance floor!

Private and Group Lesson are available ---

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