Alexis Davis- Managing Director
Alexis currently works for United Way of Central Iowa as a Financial Program Associate. She also serves as an Assistant Choreographer for Hoover High School’s Theatre Department. Not new to theatre but new to the Des Moines scene Alexis was also the Assistant Stage Manager for the Des Moines Social Club's production of Fences and A Soldier's Play. She also made a rare appearance onstage when she played the Spirit Zara in Gateway Dance Theatre’s workshop of Shakuntala. In her spare time, she enjoys writing and community engagement.
Meet Alexis (Interview conducted December 2015):
Where were you born: Chicago, Illinois. Go Sox!!
Favorite Play/Musical: Porgy and Bess
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.
Show you hope Pyramid does one day: The Wiz ;)
Current non-Pyramid related Project: Assistant Choreographer for Hoover High School's Theatre Department, Shift Crew for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Des Moines Playhouse, and performances with Gateway Dance Theatre.
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 in or outside your normal circle. It creates and encourages dialogue.