Lex Shimko hails from Rancho Cucamonga, California. She received her B.F.A. in Dance: Choreography and Performance from California Institute of the Arts, and has been residing in Los Angeles, California. Her background began as a competitive cheerleader for eight years, then went on to compete at USASF; the Cheerleading and Dance World Championship in 2007. After finishing her career as a Competitive Cheerleader, she went on to study many forms of dance under many wonderful mentors. She has performed at RedCAT with Next: Dance Company and at the Kennedy Center alongside Diavolo for the Veterans Project. Lex trained with the Diavolo Institute for three years teaching for programs such as LA’s Best and Everybody Dance! She is very excited and grateful to continue working with her Diavolo family in her first year with the Touring Company.