Alexis Davis- Managing Director

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Alexis Davis is a founding member and current Managing Director of Pyramid Theatre Company. She currently works for Bankers Trust Company as a Treasury Sales Associate. A native of Country Club Hills, Illinois, Alexis came to Des Moines in 2009 to attend Drake University where she received her Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2013 and a Masters in Communications Leadership in 2017. Alexis is very passionate about community engagement, diversity, and bringing arts back into education. She currently serves on several boards including YMCA Supportive Housing Campus, James B. Morris Scholarship Fund, and African American Leadership Academy’s Advisory Board. She is a member of the Des Moines Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she serves within several committees including serving as the current co-chair of the Arts & Letters Committee. She thanks her parents for loving her, supporting all of her endeavors and reminding her that there are no limits. 

 

Meet Alexis (Interview conducted December 2015):

Where were you born: Chicago, Illinois

Favorite Play/Musical: The Color Purple

First Play/Musical: The Lion King! The dancers and the colors inspired me. It was so beautiful and well choreographed. Seeing that show at the Cadillac Theatre in Chicago truly inspired me to study dance and get involved with theater as well. The diversity in that show also showed me that there were no limits to who could be on stage.

What does Pyramid mean to you: Pyramid means courage, strength and confidence. It means people are interested in investing in change and are giving youth a chance to do so. It means family. Creating relationships with those outside your circle. It creates and encourages dialogue.