Alesha Dugger is originally from Danville, Illinois. She began dancing at the age of 4 with a private dance studio in Danville, Illinois. Alesha competed in ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical/contemporary receiving numerous 1st place awards at regional and national dance competitions with Star Systems, Regency, and Showstoppers. She began baton through the private dance studio at the age of 7, where she then progressed to learn flag at age 8 and rifle at age 10. She competed in baton numerous times at the Illinois State Fair. She was a member of the Danville High School (Illinois) colorguard and Terre Haute North High School colorguard, competing all 8 seasons in high school, including all WGI competitions while in Illinois and placing 10th at IHSCGA State Finals in 1996 with Terre Haute North. Alesha continued her dance and colorguard career in college while performing with the Sycamore Guard and Sparkette Dance team, as well as becoming a dance minor.
After graduating from Indiana State University with a degree in English Literature and minors in Dance and History, she continued on to Southern Illinois University School of Law earning her Juris Doctorate. After law school, Alesha returned to Indiana and became the assistant director/dance choreographer/flag tech at Western High School in Russiaville, Indiana. In 2009, Alesha became the color guard director at Beech Grove High School and in 2010 also took Silver Creek High School under her direction. Additionally, she became the assistant director/dance technician with Monrovia High School. In 2012, Alesha left Beech Grove and Silver Creek and became the assistant director/technician at Pike High School, where she also eventually became the director of their JV program for one season. In 2015 she began judging for the Indiana High School Dance Team Association, and continues to judge for the organization throughout Indiana. In 2017, Alesha also joined the staff at Perry Meridian High School as a technician and worked as the dance choreographer and clinician at Columbus East High School.
Alesha retired from teaching color guard in April of 2018 and has now earned her credentials as an Advanced Accredited Judge with the National Dance Coaches Association (NDCA). Currently, Alesha lives in Indianapolis with her husband and is an office manager/paralegal with Severns & Howard law firm in Carmel. When she isn’t judging she enjoys spending time with her husband to travel, bake, and read mystery novels.