Allexe Gallardo joins Shorecrest from the St. Petersburg Ballet Conservatory to work with Middle and Lower School students. Allexe
began dancing at the age of 7 and was taught by Erich Yetter and Tamra Challacombe at The Peoria Ballet in Illinois. Here, over the course of 14 years, she attended the Academy’s summer intensives with various world renowned instructors such as Guillermo Laiva, Victoria Vargas, Ariel Cisnero, Daniel Ulbricht and Crystal Brothers for more than eight years. She attended RiverNorth’s Contemporary Workshop as well as the Orlando Ballet summer intensive.
While dancing with the Peoria Ballet, Allexe competed in Youth American Grand Prix, performed as a guest artist for the Heartland Festival Orchestra during their concert performances, and performed in 14 years of The Nutcracker taking place at The Peoria Civic Center. In her Nutcracker performances, she was featured as Clara, Snow Queen, Arabian Lead, Spanish Lead, Marzipan Lead, Dewdrop, and performed the Sugar Plum Pas de deux. During her dancing career, Allexe was a part of Peoria Ballet’s Pre-Professional Ensemble Company. Allexe has also danced and performed with the Peoria Players Theater in Guys N’ Dolls, CATS, and Grease.
Teaching came into Allexe’s dancing career in 2010 while she was part of the Ensemble with the Peoria Ballet. While being a part of their faculty, she taught and choreographed for four years under the tutelage of artistic director, Servy Gallardo, before moving to North Carolina. While in North Carolina, Allexe taught with the International Ballet Academy for three years staging the children’s roles in The Nutcracker, as well as choreographing for younger level students for their Spring Showcase performances.
Allexe enjoys working on progressing young minds in their ballet training, teaching them the importance of hard work and to respect this beautiful art form. She finds joy in working with children and has also choreographed for youth musical theater.