Who is dancer Lexy Panterra?
Alexis Liela Afshar was born on 22 May 1989, in Sonoma County, California USA, and under her adopted name of Lexy Panterra, is a YouTube personality, recording artist, songwriter, dancer and fitness instructor, but best known from finding popularity through releasing twerking videos on the website YouTube. This eventually led to her creating her own exercise program, entitled LexTwerkOut.
The Wealth of Lexy Panterra
How rich is Lexy Panterra? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is estimated at over $750,000, earned through success in business, dance and music. She’s received critical acclaim for her work, and has been recognized by several big names, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and RacingLexy is of part-Iranian descent, with her father being an immigrant from Iran. He then decided to later change his name legally to Panterra which she also adopted. Her father was a motocross racer, and the nature of his work meant that she often found herself either in Los Angeles where her father lived or in Sacramento which is the hometown of her mother.
Due to her father’s career, Lexy became quite interested in racing, and at the age of eight she was already racing motorcycles. She joined her first competition at the Los Angeles County Raceway, and after a few races started getting consistent wins. However, three years later she decided to stop racing altogether, as her father was injured in a motorcross accident. She then forayed into other interests, deciding to develop her singing and dancing while still at a young age. She trained in hip hop dance and ballet, and would eventually learn how to twerk from her cousins. During high school, she also tried her hand at acting, and appeared in musicals as well as other theatre productions held in her school.
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— Lexy Panterra (@LexyPanterra) May 5, 2018
A Twerking Career
While already having a career in dance, Panterra decided to start incorporating twerking into her dance and exercise routine, especially after she saw Miley Cyrus’ performance during the “2013 MTV Music Video Awards”. The following year, she founded her own twerking exercise program called LexTwerkOut, combining twerking with fitness. She mentioned that even before creating the program, she was already looking for an unconventional means of doing exercises.
The program helps develop muscles that are involved in twerking, and has the same effect as traditional cardio exercises. Her program started attracting a lot of attention, and was promoted by several celebrities, including Mel B, Tamar Braxton and Christina Milan. She then launched her own school called LTO Fitness, and the course got a lot of attention from various circles. She’s also been invited to promote her program in various cities across the US, and has performed in events at New York City, Las Vegas and Hollywood. Her classes often consist of warm-ups, cardio exercises, and teaching students various twerk moves, while offering beginner and advanced classes.
YouTube and Music Endeavors
Lexy would go on to create her own YouTube channel under her name, to promote her studio as well as her twerk classes. Since releasing several twerk instructional and freestyle videos, the channel has grown at an exponential rate. Her videos have also gone viral, and have received hundreds of thousands of views. Her channel would grow to have more than a million subscribers, despite the fact that she doesn’t post on her channel regularly.
She also started developing a career in music, starting her endeavors by collaborating with an Eastern European group for the creation of her album. Her music releases were then featured on her YouTube channel, which also features her showing off her dance and twerk moves on the video. Since then, she’s collaborated with several popular artists, including Claydee and Futuristic. She has also created a second YouTube channel which is solely dedicated to her music. One of her latest releases was collaborating with Steven Spence on a cover of the song “So Good”, which was released in early 2018.
Personal Life and Relationships
It is known that Lexy is in a relationship with British Actor Gregg Sulkin, who is best known for appearing in the film “Sixty Six” and the series “Wizards of Waverly Place”. There are not many details shared about their relationship – they started dating in 2017.
According to reports, Lexy’s father was a part of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which led him to decide to move to the United States. Her grandmother was songwriter and producer Leila Kasra Afshar who joined his father on the move to the United States. However, she passed away from breast cancer.