Alex Patrick, graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Creative Advertising, a B.A. in Dance Management and Production, as well as a minor in Dance Performance. She is certified by the Acrobatic Arts, Acro Dance Teachers Association, Progressing Ballet Technique and Alixa Flexibility.  She is the Founder and Director of SHAPPE Dance, a Dallas-based professional contemporary fusion company aimed at bringing more body diversity and emotional inclusivity to the dance industry. The company also hosts a mentorship program for youth choreographers.