Amiya Alexander is the ultimate Detroit girl. You can see the influence of her home city in her style, flavor of dance, and zest for life. She executes choreography with this unique flair and as a result – commands the attention of the audience.
Amiya’s dance journey began at two years old. She wore her adorable, yet very uncomfortable Raggedy Anne costume. She was teary beforehand because the costume was too tight around her legs, but she went on stage and performed flawlessly. That was just the beginning for Amiya and her fortitude for dance hasn’t diminished.
Amiya went on to hone her dance technique at Fem Fatale, Dance House and Juliana’s Academy of Dance. She took high level classes in ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary dance.
Amiya noticed at an early age, that there were groups of girls who were not able to get adequate diet and exercise nor pursue dance simply because of their economic circumstances. She decided to share her love for dance with the world through community service. At just 10 years old, she founded Amiya’s Mobile Dance Academy (AMDA), a dance studio within a renovated school bus, that travelled to Detroit’s inner city neighborhoods. AMDA worked to reduce the obesity epidemic in the Detroit community. Amiya’s work received recognition from BET Black Girls Rock!, Disney Channel and The Tyra Banks Show just to name a few.
Currently, Amiya lives in NYC where she is working to perfect her craft. When she is not in New York, you will find her traveling to places like Ghana, Costa Rica, LA all in the pursuit of building the dance community, learning from amazing choreographers, and expanding her skills.
Ultimately, her goals are to continue sharing her passion with the world and to work alongside an artist, company or brand whose values align with her own and who appreciate dance.