Alexandra Amirov was born in the Caucus Mountains of Russia and raised in Israel. She began formal training in ballet and music at the age of five, but remembers her earliest influences as being Bollywood films. In 2003, Alexandra moved to the United States and performed for several years before receiving a scholarship to obtain her MA Degree in Dance at Hunter College. Founder of Amaris Dance based in NYC, Alexandra utilizes her diverse cultural background and her training in modern, post-modern, ballet, Latin and ballroom techniques to create multidisciplinary, risk taking works. As a female from a very conservative Prussian-Jewish family, Alexandra fought to define her identity against what was considered normal.