Dana Alexa was born in Brooklyn, NY and started her dance training at 2 years old. She quickly fell in love with dance and began training seriously and pursuing a professional career at the age of 21. She has trained with the best instructors in the world in hip hop, jazz, street jazz, tap and ballet on both coasts. She has taught hip hop and street jazz to students of all ages and levels, for HS and college dance teams, studios, pro teams, semi-pro teams and more. Dana now has a permanent teaching slot at IDA Hollywood in Los Angeles and travels the world teaching master classes. She is on staff for multiple conventions like Epic Dance Showcase and Revel Dance Convention and this year will join as guest faculty for Dance Workshop Paris, Just For Kix and One Million Camp in Seoul, Korea.
Dana began her professional dance career by representing the NBA in NYC as a Knicks City Dancer. She went on to dance with recording artist Kat Deluna on her world promo tour. In addition, Dana became Kat’s choreographer and artistic director and choreographed Kat’s world tour for her album Inside Out and also two music videos. Dana then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her career on the west coast.
Dana has choreographed and performed on Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live and The Real Housewives of NJ. She has worked with artists like Tyga and Wiz Khalifa and toured as a dancer and assistant choreographer in China, where she performed, danced in a national commercial, choreographed a nightly show and taught workshops. Dana was cast as a dancer for a national Lexus commercial and also in a Skyy Vodka commercial under the direction of Tucker Barkley.
Dana assisted choreography for the opening number of the Radio Disney Awards in 2015 for recording artist Natalie LaRose’s hit single “Somebody” as well as for the opening number of the finale episode of So You Think You Can Dance: POLAND. Dana was featured in a Pepsi Commercial for the superbowl starring Joey Lawrence and Donald Faison and in May 2016 Dana won season 28 of CBS’s The Amazing Race. She has choreographed numerous viral youtube videos and partnered with artists like Spencer Ludwig and Fergie to create exclusive youtube videos to their hit songs.
Dana has amassed a massive social media following, totaling over a million followers across all of her platforms. She is an active vlogger and produces an original series called “The Other Side” that follows her while she teaches classes internationally and adventures into the unknown to explore foreign cultures as well as take part in extreme adrenaline junkie activities! Dana is represented by The Movement Talent Agency and will continue to pursue her dream with relentless passion and drive.