Alexis began her violin studies at age five and was accepted for professional training at the Juilliard pre-college program at age 12. She later pursued graduate work in violin performance and pedagogy at the Peabody Conservatory and has maintained private violin studios in Manhattan, Princeton, and on Long Island. In 2010, Alexis established the World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble of young musicians primarily from Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music pre-college programs. The orchestra has performed at prominent venues including the United Nations, Fairfield University, and the 2011 World Youth Day festival in Madrid, Spain. In addition to leading this ensemble of high school musicians, Alexis performs as a member of The Kende Trio, a string trio she formed with her two younger sisters in 1996 (www.kendetrio.com). Most notably, her trio performed for the late Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1999. Alexis is a graduate of Princeton University, received her graduate degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, and has worked at Lincoln Center as a grant-writer and special events coordinator.