Alex was educated in a convent school in England. She later received a scholarship to the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto for voice.
She majored in English literature and vocal performance at the University of Toronto, and toured Canada extensively with the rock band GILT on bass/keyboards. The band’s highlight was performing at EXPO 86. Alex made her U.S. debut as Suzuki with Palm Beach Opera. Her greatest gift is her daughter Samantha.