SHOW ME ST. LOUIS- Alexandra Zaharias has been keeping ballerinas on their toes for 65 years.

"That's all I wanted to do from the time I was 12," said Zaharias.

Zaharias works to preserve classical ballet. Regional Dance America honored Zaharais with a Lifetime Achievement Award, making her the first recipient in the Midwest.

To learn more about Alexandra School of Ballet and the Alexandra Ballet Company go to or call 314-469-6222.