AMM - What was your daily childhood like, growing up in a small coastal town of Massachusetts?
Alex - Aside from going to school, and going to dance class after school, a lot of going to the beach. I guess I was spoiled because it didn’t occur to me that most people didn’t grow up a three minute walk from the ocean. I’m just now starting to appreciate it.
AMM - What type of dance did you study and how did you get intrigued by that?
Alex - I originally wanted to do gymnastics. And about the same time I wanted to be an Irish step dancer like in Riverdance (which was very popular in 1995) So the closest place we could find was a dance school that had recreational gymnastics and tap class. The following year they made me sign up for ballet. Then I started doing jazz, so it all sort of escalated from there. In junior high I started competing and by 2007 I was a national title holder.
AMM - From dancing to baking, your mind sure is active and filled with curiosities. What and how did you decide to focus on studying while attending a University in Newport Rhode Island?
Alex - I had a lot of hobbies but at the end of the day I wanted to study some