The 21-year-old dancer has made history as the first Latin/ballroom dancer to ever win So You Think You Can Dance. She’s walking away from SYTYCD with $100,000 and the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer.” Alexis was near tears after she was announced as the winner. This is just the start of Alexis’ long career. HollywoodLife has everything you need to know about Alexis.
1. Alexis is from Utah.
Alexis is from Highland, Utah. She is trained in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, tap, gymnastics, and ballroom. She started dancing at 6 years old, according to Deseret News.
2. Alexis is happily married.
Alexis is married to Jake Burton. The couple wed in November 2018. She recently celebrated his birthday in July 2022. “My love. My everything. Celebrated his birthday in one of our favorite places on earth. I’m in heaven with you,” she wrote on Instagram.
3. Alexis competed AGT and World of Dance.
Alexis appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2014 as the dance captain with the Center Stage Dance Troupe. Four years later, she tried out for World of Dance, the dance competition series that Derek Hough judged.
4. Alexis joined Derek Hough on tour.
Alexis later joined fellow Utah native Derek on his official tour: Derek Hough Live!: The Tour. “When I was asked to join the tour, I didn’t believe it at first. It took a moment to sink in,” Alexis told Deseret News. “I couldn’t wait. Afterwards I started crying and was on cloud nine.”
5. Alexis appeared in other TV series.
According to her IMDb profile, Alexis was a chorus performer/softball player in an episode of High School Musical: The Musical. She also appeared as herself in a 2021 episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.