In Conversation with: Alexandra Kaseke

Alexandra Kaseke- choreograpger

Alexandra Kaseke is a 19-year-old dancer/model from Harare, Zimbabwe but I’m also partly South African. I am very ambitious, funny, loud and a goofball. I have 4 siblings including a twin too. I speak 10 different languages, Shona, English, Afrikaans, Sotho, Tswana, Pedi, Zulu, Ndebele, Xhosa and French.

Where did your passion for dancing come from?

My passion for dancing started mainly at family reunion parties. I was always the life of the party and grabbed attention every time I got the spotlight to dance. That’s how I got my family nickname which is “rubber band”😂. I enjoyed the way everyone always cheered for me whenever I would dance and because of my love for entertaining people I got to dance with Mafikizolo on a big stage at the age of 6.

My inspiration to start dancing are my mom and my late aunt. They always saw that I had talent and pushed me every day to do better in dance.

Which dancing styles are you trained in and which ones are your favourite?

I am trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Afro, Traditional and Belly dance. I enjoy contemporary a lot because this is the dance, I get to express my unspoken emotion through, also Afro is fun because of the hype and energy so I really like it too.

Alexandra Kaseke - dancer

Who have you worked with so far and what videos have you featured in?

I’ve worked with John Cole, Lee McHoney, Ammara Brown, Winky D, Freeman, Macheso and Damascus Afro guy. I’ve featured in Ngaibake, Kasong Kejecha, Kwende, Skoro Skoro, XheXhe then I’ve done mainly live performances with Ammara Brown.

What have been the highlights of your dancing career so far?

I have so many highlights in my dancing career, but I’d have to say the best one was when I shared a stage with Mr Eazi at the age of 18 and I’m currently the youngest choreographer in the industry so I felt successful.

Who are the rocks in your life?

The rocks in my life are my mom and her friends because they’ve always been there to support and help me. John Cole is also one of my rocks because he helps me with a lot and teaches me stuff about life.

What choreographers/dancers inspire you the most and why them?

I’m inspired by Dexter Carr, Hooliboy, Misty Pointe and Aliyah J because they all resemble a certain element of my character in dance and they have the best choreo I’ve ever tried. When I watch their videos and attempt them, I’m always like “yaaahh this hit hard IYOH!!”

What have you been doing to keep yourself entertained during the lockdown?

So far, I’ve been making up choreography and shooting some of it. That’s what’s been keeping me entertained during the lockdown. Oh, and a lot of fitness and studying at night.

Alexandra Kaseke - dancer

What’s the soundtrack to your life?

I have no soundtrack to my life hey. I’m literally driven crazy by all music so it’s hard to choose. Like Yoh the struggle is real!

Where can people find the work you have done up to now?

People can go on YouTube and search the videos I mentioned. They can go on the artist’s pages too and my IG page has my best highlights. They can also go on John Cole’s page there are videos there too.

How would you like to be remembered?

I would like to be remembered as Lexie the little dynamite rubber band.

Social media

I only have IG at the moment and my handle is _lexie_official. My FB page will be up and running after lockdown, but I still have no idea what to call it yet and my number is +263771203950 for all those that would like dance classes and more information. My Snapchat is hooligan822.

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