A New Jersey native, Alexis Branagan trained at New Jersey School of Ballet and spent summers at The Juilliard School, American Ballet Theatre, Kaatsbaan, and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Before joining New York Theatre Ballet, she performed with New Jersey Ballet and Karole Armitage's company, Armitage GONE! Dance. Alexis is a graduate of Princeton University, where she danced works by Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, and August Bournonville. Since joining NYTB, Alexis has performed works by Richard Alston, Sir Frederick Ashton, Gemma Bond, Chase Brock, Merce Cunningham, Agnes de Mille, Antonia Franceschi, Liza Gennaro, Donald Mahler, Keith Michael, Jerome Robbins, Pam Tanowitz, and Antony Tudor.