Alexis grew up in New Jersey and began her intensive ballet training with New Jersey Ballet. She spent summers training at ABT, Kaatsbaan, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and The Juilliard School. As a member of NJ Ballet's Junior Company, Alexis performed the principal role of Clara in their Nutcracker and featured roles in many productions, including Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. In 2011, Alexis graduated from Princeton University, where she trained with the University's Program in Dance and at Princeton Ballet School. As founding Artistic Director of Princeton University Ballet, she performed variations from Don Quixote, Coppélia, and Bournonville's Napoli and original works by Christopher Fleming, Mary Barton, and Carolyn Tener Brown. Through Princeton's Program in Dance, she performed works by Susan Jaffe, Twyla Tharp, and Mark Morris, among others, and was featured in the world premiere recreation of Debussy's The Toy Box. In 2011, under the mentorship of Tina Fehlandt, she choreographed an original contemporary ballet, which was awarded the Outstanding Senior Creative Thesis Award. She has since performed with Armitage Gone! Dance and Susan Tenney Dance.