The Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) proudly announced that one of their students is already receiving national recognition for her skills in ballet. Alexis Marxer, 11, has been accepted to the School of American Ballet’s 2016 Summer Course. The prestigious New York-based school auditions over 2,000 students for the program each year, admitting only a select group of 200.

RAPA Director Francine Garton shared, “Lexi is an incredibly talented dancer and she brings me so much joy when I watch her. I am so proud that I am sharing this journey with her and that RAPA is helping her pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer.” Learn more about RAPA at