Lexi Utz age 13, lives in Columbus area Ohio with her mom, dad, and older brother. She is in the 8th grade and attends public school. She has been dancing since age 2 ½.  She travels 1 hour each way to attend the Columbus City Ballet School and Conservatory. She trains between 15-18 hours a week. She attended the School of American Ballet Summer Intensive at age 12.  Last summer she attended the Houston Ballet Academy summer intensive. She competed YAGP at age 9 in Atlanta where she places top 12 in the classical pre-competitive division. At age 10 she competed YAGP Pittsburg and place 2 in pre- competitive and top 12 contemporary and qualified for finals in NYC.  At age 11 she competed YAGP Pittsburg and placed 3rd in pre-competitive in classical and contemporary and qualified for finals in NYC. Last year she competed YAGP Pittsburg and placed 3rd in Jr. classical division and top 12 in Contemporary.  

What is your favorite dance class?

My favorite dance class would have to be ballet.  

What is your go-to style for leotards? 

Anything with a low back

 If you could perform a duet with any dancer who would it be and why? 

 I would perform with Karina Gonzalez from Houston Ballet. She is the most elegant and clean dancers I have ever seen.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

I would train more hours and make more time to be with my loved ones. 

What is your favorite piece of dance clothing that you own/ owned?

Definitely my Lucky Brand Leos. They are very comfortable and compliment my lines.

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Has to be Billie Eillish.

 You can pick up a phone and talk to your number one dance idol -living or dead- but you can only ask them three questions. What are the three questions you would ask them? Why?

I would call Paloma Herrera.  I would ask her what it was like to dance in her country, what her favorite performance memory is and who or what made her love to dance.

What is your favorite dance routine that you have ever performed? Tell us why you liked that routine?

My favorite variation that I have performed would have to be the Blue Bird Pas de Deux.  It is my favorite because when I started dancing this was the variation that I always wanted to do.

 Do you have a favorite place to perform? If so why?

My favorite place to perform is the David H. Koch Theater because Lincoln Center is beautiful.

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