When Anne Waris Alexiou isn’t spinning pizzas, she is chasing after her two boys and helping up at her alma mater, St, Thomas More. Anne was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. She is the youngest of 4 in the Waris Clan. Anne is the 2nd Waris to dance proudly for STM for All in the BMA Dine and Dance with the Stars. St. Thomas More was her grade school and now her little boy’s, Henry and Tommy, attend the same school. She is a proud alumnus of St. Teresa’s Academy and Avila University. She and her husband, Matt, own one of South KC’s favorite gathering spaces known as Southside Bar and Grille. Henry, Tommy and Willie the Bulldog will tell you that their Mom is the best!
Growing up in the same neighborhood with the Anselmo’s, Anne was a regular fixture in the Anselmo household. With Lori as her best friend, Anne spent many nights over there. It has been said that Mary Ellen makes the best chocolate chip pancakes and Anne will attest to that. It seems only natural that Anne was willing to take on their challenge to dance for STM for All and now be a proud BMA board member.