Meet Elexus Freeman-Filmore

Dance Teaching Artist

Elexus’ positions as the Youth Programs Manager at Interfaith Philadelphia and the Ballet Teacher for Chocolate Ballerina Company have allowed her to fuse her strong faith and her love of working with youth in various communities.

After completing her education at Hampton University, Elexus returned to her native Philadelphia, and obtained a position with YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School through AmeriCorps. While at YouthBuild, Elexus combined her strong planning and leadership skills to assist over 200 students to graduate. 

Elexus is a professionally trained classical ballet dancer, who is well versed in both band and arena football dancing. Although she has hung up her pointe shoes, boots, and poms she continues to impact her community by teaching classical ballet and jazz to African American students who might not otherwise have access to the classical art form.

Growth in her faith and continual community building is an unceasing goal for Elexus. She strives to create avenues of learning about cultures, and acceptance for young people of all backgrounds.