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Teacher Bio

Lexa started dancing at the age of 4 with the Schilling School in Wharton, NJ.  With the closure of the Schilling School at age 10 she moved to the Broesler School of Irish Dance under the instruction of Kevin Broesler, ADCRG.  From there Lexa went on consistently to place in the Top 5 at the Mid-Atlantic Oireachtas (7 consecutive times in 1st place), & numerous Top 10 & Top 5 placements at the North American Championships, Great Britain Championships, All-Ireland Championships, & World Championships; her highest & most memorable placement being 3rd at the 2008 World Championships in Belfast.

 

In April of 2009 Lexa auditioned for Riverdance and received a spot in the 15th Anniversary tour with the Boyne troupe.  On this tour she had the honor to perform at such places as The Pantages in Los Angeles & at Radio City Music Hall during St. Patrick’s Day week.  Lexa has also had the privilege over the years to perform several times with Eileen Ivers, The Chieftans, Cherish the Ladies, Frank Patterson at Carnegie Hall, Liadan, Lunasa, Danu & Ciaran Nagle of the 3 Irish Tenors.

In May 2011 Lexa took her TCRG exam and passed with honors.  In December 2017 Lexa passed her ADCRG exam.  She is a fully qualified teacher & adjudicator certified and registered with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG), IDTANA, & Mid-Atlantic Region.  Lexa is fully vetted having completed her SafeSport certification.

Lexa is an active member & volunteer within the Irish dance community giving her time on several committees.  Most recently she co-chaired the Mid-Atlantic Oireachtas 2020-2022.  

Lexa is currently serving as the Mid-Atlantic Assistant Regional Director.

 

In addition to her certifications with CLRG, Lexa is CPR & AED certified with the American Heart Association and has completed several continuing education workshops under the New York State Dance Education Association at New York University, Steinhardt School of Education, Dance Education Program which was also combined with training from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries.  

Lexa Hickey, ADCRG​


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