As a child, you’re often asked what you want to do when you grow up. 11 year-old Amiya Alexander of Detroit, Michigan wants to become a Dancing Obstetrician, but she’s not waiting for adulthood to make her dreams come true. As a matter of fact, Alexander’s resume already rivals that of many twice her age. What started out as a fanciful dream of a pink school bus soon became a reality one Christmas morning, thanks to her super supportive mother. Two years ago, at the tender age of nine, Amiya Alexander founded Amiya’s Moblie Dance Academy. Whether young or old, not many people in general can say that they’ve been the CEO or President of a company, but Alexander has been running her business with an impressive amount of brainpower, inventiveness, and overall integrity.
Aside from the obvious feel-good benefits of shaking your groove thang, dancing also counteracts the obesity epidemic that continues to spread throughtout the nation like wildfire. Eager to reverse the staggering statistics of obese children, Alexander travels through the inner-city of Detroit in her school bus-turned dance studio, offering a variety of classes at lower rates than most dance studios.
Not only is Alexander providing younger children with a positive activity that promotes creativity and boosts self-esteem, but she has also quickly become a role model to the same students that she instructs each week. In addition to pliés and tutting, Amiya’s Mobile Dance Academy also teaches youngsters the importance of excelling academically and giving back to their communities.
Now, jeté to her website HERE for much more information about the Dance Academy and Alexander herself. You can even donate money to the Academy and, if you reside in Detroit, submit an application for your own little Judith Jamison in training. Recently, Alexander and her dance school were even featured on The Today Show and CBS Nightly News. Check out the promotional video below to learn more about the dream behind Amiya’s Mobile Dance Academy and how YOU can get involved: