ALEX ACOSTA is starting her 21st year at MNR. She started dancing rather late in life at the age of 8 at MNR DF. Alex was a core member of the MNR Dance Team for almost 13 years, winning numerous titles along the way including Dancer of the Year in Calgary, Canada at age 12, Miss Dance Xplosion in 2006, Encore Elite Dancer in 2006 & 2009 to name a few.
Alex is an accomplished choreographer in her own right, winning various choregography awards over the past 12 years.
Alex has been teaching dance at MNR DF for 15 years starting as an assistant teacher and summer camp assistant for 2 years and for the past 13 years teaching all levels of ballet, contemporary, lyrical, modern, jazz, tap and jumps and turns classes. Alex also teaches for the dance program at the Archer School for Girls.
Alex's passion for dance has inspired many young dancers throughout the years and is currently the Director of the MNR Dance Team.
Alex graduated from the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a Dance Major. She receive her Bachelor of Arts and Architecture from UCLA in the World Arts and Cultures department in June 2009.
When Alex is not teaching, she is working as a Make Up Artist for Time Warner Cable Access Sports for the Lakers, LA Dodgers and LA Galaxy in addition to commercials and movies or as a personal assistant to a film director.
Alex wants to thank all her young students, who are the reason she teaches, for being you.
Her motto: Don't let the fear of failure Define You.....