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Lexi Johnston

Lexi, from Kilgore, TX, started taking ballet classes at age 6 with Longview Ballet Theatre under the direction of Pat George Mitchell. After graduating from high school, Lexi continued her studies in classical ballet and contemporary dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) under Susan Jaffe. She graduated in May 2015 with a BFA in Dance with a concentration in Ballet. At UNCSA, Lexi performed in works by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Susan Jaffe, Emery LeCrone, William Forsythe and Ethan Stiefel. She attended summer intensives at Jacob’s Pillow Ballet School, BalletX, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet. Since joining Charlotte Ballet, she has performed in various classical and contemporary works such as Mark Diamond’s Bolero, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Sleeping Beauty, Dwight Rhoden’s The Groove and George Balanchine’s Rubies. Lexi was a member of Charlotte Ballet II for the 2015/2016 season.

  • Hometown: Kilgore, TX
  • Dancing Since: Age 3
  • Seasons with Charlotte Ballet: 2
  • Favorite thing about Charlotte: I’m looking forward to meeting new I’m excited to find a great sushi restaurant
  • Favorite physical activity: Yoga or hiking
  • Most prized possession: A necklace my mom gave me for my sixteenth birthday