Alexia Tate recently moved to nearby Peekskill, from
Jackson Heights, Queens, where she founded Story Garden,
a musical storytime for young children,
which she has now brought to The Field Library in Peekskill.
She also teaches Music Together, an early childhood and
family music program, for which she has earned Certification Level I
by demonstrating outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship,
program philosophy, and parent education.
Before changing gears to become a mom, Alexia performed
on New York's off-off-Broadwayand nightclub stages for 15 years,
and in 2009 she played Mrs. Howell in the the first national tour of
GILLIGAN'S ISLAND: THE MUSICAL. Other favorite kid-friendly roles
include the Queen in 13th St. Repertory's RUMPLE WHO?
and the title role in Rising Sun Performance Company's original cast of
DOTTY DOT, which has become a children's theater sensation across the country. Alexia trained in NYC at Singers Forum and T. Schreiber Studio, and received the 2007 Andy Anselmo Achievement Award for Emerging Artists. Long before all that, she attended the School for the Creative and Performing Artsin Cincinnati, OH from ages 8-11, learning about youth ensemble work as a dance and drama double major, and appearing in the major productions of ANNIE, OLIVER!, and A TOBY SHOW. Alexia believes the varied performance experiences of her life will inform her work teaching what musical theater is,why we sing and dance, and how to tell the story of the song