Born in Tampa, Florida, Alexis Carra has been onstage since age two. She graduated cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from Yale University. During her years at Yale, she took a break and toured the country with Ann Reinking’s production of the legendary Tony Award-winning musical, “Fosse,” which cemented her love for musical theater. Upon graduation, she headed to New York and quickly procured roles in some of the top Broadway shows including “Wicked,” “Sweet Charity,” and “Fame on 42nd St.” After closing the Broadway show “The Pirate Queen,” she decided to move to Los Angeles and since then has worked continuously. She has guest starred on TV series such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Castle,” “The Mentalist,” “Bones,” and most recently originated the series regular role Jessica on ABC’s “Mixology.” In January 2016, Carra will play a leading role in the drama series, “Recovery Road,” created by Bert V. Royal and Karen DiConcetto.
Carra is an internationally acclaimed dance teacher and choreographer and is on faculty at The EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood. In addition to having assisted Tony Award-winning choreographers Wayne Cilento and Andy Blankenbuehler, she has also assisted on Fox’s hit series “So You Think You Can Dance” and choreographed for The Discovery Channel’s hit show, “The Beekman Boys.”
Carra’s charitable contributions consist of being on the board of a women’s philanthropy and goal group, The New Hollywood. She is the vice president of content creation and supports women achieving their personal, professional, and philanthropic goals.