Lexi Allen has grown up with flamenco music and began her formal dance training at age five. At the age of seven, she began performing flamenco with her father, guitarist Johnny Beard. From an early age Lexi’s dance ability and natural grace were recognized by her instructors. Lexi was chosen by internationally acclaimed flamenco dancer, Maria Benitez to be a soloist at many of her annual flamenco presentations. In addition to flamenco, her dance studies include ballet, Spanish classical, and modern. Lexi has studied and performed flamenco with many of Spain’s leading flamenco artists. After returning from studying in Seville, Lexi was invited to teach flamenco dance with the Maria Benitez Institute for Spanish Arts in Santa Fe, NM for the 2005 Flamenco Workshop. Lexi has served as guest choreographer and professor of dance at Oral Roberts University and currently teaches flamenco dance with FlamencoTULSA at the South Tulsa Dance Co. and the Tulsa Performing Arts Academy. She loves teaching and performing with Reflejos Flamencos, the group she co-founded with her father, Johnny Beard, and now includes her husband, Dylan Allen. Along with her passion for sharing the Spanish culture and flamenco with others through classes and performances, Lexi is also proud to serve on the board of Tulsa Global Alliance, an organization dedicated to increasing global awareness, understanding and opportunities in Northeastern Oklahoma.