Tom Alexander, native of Thomasville, NC resides in Washington DC. Tom teaches Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Musical Theater as well as Judges and choreographs nationwide for Dance Makers Inc., Southern Association of Dance Masters, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Spark Intensives and Dance Teachers United. He began dancing at age 12 with Master Teacher, Ray Hollingsworth and has worked with stars such as Debbie Reynolds, June Allyson, Van Johnson, Anne Miller, Cyd Charisse, Dolly Parton, Rita Moreno, Marie Osmond, Ella Fitzgerald and Bob Hope. First professional experience, Tom danced in stage productions at Carowinds, Busch Gardens, Tokyo Disneyland and Sanrio Puroland Theme parks. He has taught in Japan for Shojiku Kageki Dan and Osaka Kageki Dan National Dance Companies and performed, assisted his Artistic Directors and trained dancers for Crystal Cruises Luxury Cruise Ship Productions, where he co-choreographed many lavish productions. Dance Studio Life Magazine has featured Mr. Tom in May/June and September/October 2014 issues in two articles about Judging Dance as well as describing how dance has changed in the 30 plus years he has been in this business. Also in 2014, Tom was commissioned by CNADM (Chicago National Association of Dance Masters) to choreograph a jazz piece that would open their banquet show honoring legendary dancer, performer Anne Reinking with their Artistic Achievement Award. CNADM awarded Tom the prestigious award of Artistic Achievement in 2017. Mr. Tom has taught for Buffa’s Dance Studio Ltd in Burke, VA since 1984 and full time since 1996. Being a part of the DanceMakers Family since 1997, Tom takes pride in knowing that he is not only teaching dance steps, but giving valuable life lessons to all of his students in Responsibility, Discipline, Integrity, Respect, Dedication, Team Work and by paying back what was given to him countless times! Start Each Day with the mindset of Being GRATEFUL!