Hi! Welcome to my website! I'm Alex, a Los Angeles based health, yoga, and life enthusiast. This is a blog dedicated to my healthy plant-based recipes and holistic approach to wellness, with some snippets of my life in between. I'm a professional ballet dancer turned wellness activist. I've traveled the world on tour, performed at some of the most beautiful theatres, and met incredible and inspiring people because of ballet. On the flip side, as a result of being in such a harsh environment for my entire life I have struggled with common insecurities such as self-doubt, body image issues, negativity, and stress, to name a few. I moved to NYC to dance with American Ballet Theatre on my own when I was only a teenager, and it forced me to grow up quickly and become extremely independent at a young and vulnerable age. During this time, I discovered the power of eating whole foods for energy, stamina, and balance (in all senses of the word). Coming from a background in the professional ballet world, I got used to constant criticism; my reality was being told I wasn't good enough 24/7 (with my biggest critic being myself). I am determined to promote balance and self-love in an effort to help others combat this negative cycle. Feeding your body the colorful and nutrient-rich foods that nature has designed for it to eat will make you feel your best--and it's one of the best ways to show your body the respect and love it deserves!
This blog started as a means to express what it meant to be a strong and healthy ballerina, which has since evolved to include a broader scope. I think there's a "ballerina" inside of every woman. Every little girl dreams of being a ballerina. To me, a ballerina isn't just a profession; It's an identity. Even though I no longer dance professionally, I will always be a ballerina. A ballerina is the pinnacle of grace, beauty, strength, and womanhood. The term "ballerina" is relatable to all women because at the core of what it means to be a ballerina is what we all aspire to be. It's about poise, grace, beauty, and chasing your childhood dreams.
I want to help YOU. As a former dancer with American Ballet Theatre and professional athlete, I've learned the value of balance as well as the importance of wholesome nutrition in order to fuel an active lifestyle. I carry my knowledge and experience of managing the stress and rigor of ballet with a holistic and balanced approach to wellness. Using food as medicine has the power to heal you from the inside out. Natural energy can be achieved by feeding your body the nutrients it craves. Let me share with you!