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Hello! My name is Lexi Maize and I am originally from France. I grew up in a middle class area which has become as I was growing up one of the poorest towns in the suburbs of Paris called Sevran which currently has very high crime levels with a lot of gangs and drug dealers. The only thing that persuaded my friends and I to move away from this way of life and negative environment was DANCE and in particular, HIP HOP.

BIO

 

Lexi Maize from is real name Alexandre Maizeroi, is 27 year old. He is a freestyle Hip Hop/ Funkstyles/Afro and Caribbean dancer and dance instructor originally from Paris started Hip Hop dance in 2000. He is currently residing in Greenwich, South London, whose style of movement is spontaneous and innovative yet true to the spirit of its conception and original creativity.

He has had the opportunity to perform in Paris, Italy,  London and Leeds at various events. Most of his time is spent teaching dance and his talents even stretch to acting in movies such as “StreetDance 3D II”. Lexi has developped his own creative arts company called Upside Down Dance and is delivering his own dance classes and Street dance Battles events across London, looking to expand in the UK, Europe and internationally in the future.

Lexi was greatly inspired to start dancing by watching the late Michael Jackson and the Electronic Boogaloos dance group of the seventies and eighties who pioneered Hip Hop/Funkstyles dancing.
Since he was a young boy Lexi has always felt a strong connection to the movements in his body, so, naturally he evolved organically into being a professional dance artist.

Lexi Maize's has found his purpose performing on street and stage for different projects and companies, he continues to develop and diversify his many styles of dance disciplines ( popping, new style, locking, house, hype, dance hall, kuduro,salsa, african, azonto etc...) and will be taking dance workshop near you soon!

During my childhood, while I was developing my dance skills, I was taught how to dance by real street dancers. Some of them were even important figures who contributed to the development of Hip Hop in France (Claise M’passi, Junior and many others).

Around this time, I was already involved in street dance battles. These were hosted in different ghettos and included different styles, such as; African and Caribbean, Hip Hop and one on one freestyling-on-the-beat cypher battles (that would sometime end up in a fight!). A couple of years later, when people began to understand the meaning and purpose of Hip Hop, fighting got excluded and was replaced with love and respect! I was suprised in my researches to discover that other people around the world had similar stories and that Hip Hop instaured peace, passion and discipline.