Whether it is halftime at a Snow College football game or at Excel Dance Studio where she works, dancing is a love of Alexandra Loreen.
Alexandra began dancing at the age of two-and-a-half-years-old. She shimmied her way to Central Utah Stars (now the Dance Spot) where she first found her love for dance. Loreen ultimately found herself dancing for the Spanish Fork Las Chalitas Drill Team and eventually made her way to becoming a Badgerette here at Snow College.
Alexandra shares her excitement for dance when she says, “Growing up, I enjoyed going to different competitions and being in front of the judges and my friends.” Alexandra also went on to say that she loves the atmosphere of competition and having fun.
Dancing has become a big part of her life, as she not only dances as a Badgerette, but she also gives back by teaching kids ages 6 to 17 at a dance studio in Fairview. She teaches jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and ballet in hopes to help these girls to improve their technique and help them to be unified and dance as a team.
Snow College wasn’t always her desired destination for a college, but as fate would have it, she made her decision to become a Badger and has made the most of her time here at Snow. Aleandra hopes to one day become a high school history teacher and a drill coach. After she completes her education as a Badger, she plans to continue her education at Brigham Young University.
Her family has been there to support her every step of the way. Her parents, Jeff and Cynthia, as well as her siblings Payton, Savannah, and Kade, are the people who have given her strength and have helped her to become the person that she is today.
Hannah Larson, one of Alexandra’s friends and roommates, describes Alexandra as “an amazing friend with a fantastic sense of humor. She never fails to make me laugh and brighten my day.”
Alexandra is someone with many talents. One of her favorite sports is soccer and she used to kick it with the best of them out on the field. She also has a stellar sense of smell and is a master of Disneyland trivia. She also enjoys making music playlists and public speaking.
Something that people can count on is Alexandra living out her life motto, “Choose to be happy.” This is a quote her dad taught her and one which she implements into her life every day.
Next time students hear “5,6,7,8!” being yelled from the Badgerette team, look out for the second year student giving her all every step of the way.