Former Miss Black USA Talented Teen 2009 Cast in West Side Story

Jasmine Alexis, the first crowned Miss Black USA Talented Teen 2009 was cast as one of the Shark Girls in West Side Story at the prestigious Signature Theatre, 2009 Regional Tony Award recipient.  The actress, former national Miss Black USA Talented Teen and professional ballroom dancer is an alumna of Concordia University in Bronxville, New York.

Throughout her year of service, Jasmine traveled the US and West Africa speaking on behalf of various organizations all while continuing her support for a chance at a safer, healthier and brighter future for young women. One program she supports is JEWELGIRLS, an economic and art therapy program for adolescent girl survivors of human trafficking, sexual violence and street life. 

A former Miss DC Teen USA (2007) and Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen (2008), Jasmine competed in the 2009 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant where she placed in the top ten as a national semi-finalist. A talented and accomplished dancer, Miss Alexis has won numerous first place awards in International Latin Ballroom Dancing, including the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Dancesports Championships. She has also been the featured halftime entertainment for the NBA’s Washington Wizards.