Begin in a low lunge, with your right foot forward, your palms flat on the ground and your back leg slightly bent.
Push off the floor with your arms and legs. Jump as high as you can, keeping your legs horizontal in the air and your upper body lifted. Keep your focus toward the ground as you bring your arms back toward the sky and beat your legs together into a tight sous-sus, right foot front.
Land back in the starting position.
Alexia says: “Beat your legs in the air as quickly as possible. For extra momentum, start with a forward roll going into the jump.”
Photography by Erin Baiano; hair and makeup by Randall Tang; Alexia is wearing a unitard by Company No. 5