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Senior Spotlight: Alexa Piccirillo

posted Jan 15, 2014, 8:10 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 14, 2014, 10:22 AM by Unknown user ]

Madi Endicott

        Alexa Piccirillo was a little girl who dreamed of becoming a ballerina. After joining her first dance class at the age of 3, she fell in love with dance. Although she may not be a ballerina, as she enjoys the styles jazz and contemporary, Alexa has blossomed into a
well-accomplished dancer.

When asked what her favorite thing to do in the whole world is, Alexa Piccirillo simply answered, “dance.” Quite appropriately, dance takes a up the majority of her time as she practices, teaches, or performs it 11 months out of the year. “I have classes Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and sometimes on the weekend. Our season lasts from August to about mid-July. Yeah, I don’t really stop dancing,” Alexa shared her busy schedule.


Alexa travels to dance competitions from Columbus to Cleveland, and even a couple in Michigan. She is currently preparing for her big showcase this Saturday which will be held at Bowling Green High School.


Alexa received the honor of Most Valuable Dancer in her studio’s recital last year. She also took third place for her junior-year solo in another competition.


What made you get involved with dancing? When I was little I always liked TV shows and stuff that involved dancing and singing; I loved musicals.


What is the coolest thing you have done with dance? Being in the City Dry Cleaning commercial over 2012 summer. Also just being involved outside of the dance studio like doing parades and little performances.


Favorite song: Anything by John Mayer or Phillip Phillips


Favorite movie: The Wizard of Oz


What is the best thing to do when it snows? Go sledding or ice skating


Accessory necessity: The necklace Zach got me for Christmas


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