ALEXIS WILSON is a renaissance woman. She is a former dancer and actress turned published author, writing mentor & speaker.
People flock to her captivating and unique presence. Lean in a bit closer and you begin to understand her personal story and the breadth of he talents. Although she comes from first class ballet and Broadway stock, you would never know it from her easy and non-pretentious manner. Her mother was a prima ballerina, her father a celebrated Broadway three time Tony nominated choreographer. She was born in Europe and bred in New York City where she was a professional dancer. Alexis earned her B.F.A. in drama from Carnegie-Mellon University. After retiring from dancing, she acted in commercials and later became a casting associate. She has produced and directed numerous successful theatrical productions, as well as fund raising events. Alexis has written and published poetry, two full length musicals (one performed in The Netherlands, the other in the U.S.), made contributions to a variety of published works, and self-published her first memoir, Not So Black and White. She is currently working on a second memoir about her mother and a book of non-fiction with her two daughters celebrating the mother/daughter relationship. Her longer term projects include a musical for New York and a screenplay of her first book.
Wilson is a mother of two and wife to an in-demand musician husband (Byron Stripling). Whether taking on a second challenging memoir or working with other writers, she relishes sinking her teeth into projects with purpose, substance and challenge. Her greatest desire is to ask the question, how can I serve? Having been brought up (since age eleven) by same sex parents while abandoned by her mother and being the product of an interracial marriage, she knows first hand the commitment to perseverance and dogged determination. She works to instill these positive elements in the writers she works with.
Alexis has lived her entire life ‘out of the box’. Because of this, she is passionate about nurturing peoples’s differences and insisting that these are everyone’s greatest strengths. Alexis reminds us that the power of love always triumphs. Hard work, creating and recreating, conquering challenges, and moving through her life by learning to love more each day, is Alexis’s key to growth and continual evolution. Alexis lives to share these uplifting principles with the world; whether through speaking, performing or writing, her secret is creativity and her power is love!