is a dancer, choreographer, and multidisciplinary artist
working through the mediums of performance, film, & visual arts
based in New York City.
Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Alyssa trained at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and the Hartford Ballet School from a young age. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from California State University of Long Beach.
In her professional career as a dancer she has performed and collaborated with Winston Dynamite Brown, Iratxe Ansa & Igor Bacovich of Metamorphosis Dance, Andrea Miller of Gallim Dance, Jay Carlon, Keith Johnson, Ashley Robicheaux, Amy Gardner, and Ani Taj, among others. She has had the pleasure of performing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Ace Hotel NY, Gibney Dance, Gallim Dance Studio, Judson Memorial Church, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Triskelion Arts, The 92nd St Y and more. Alyssa has had the opportunity to perform in music videos for international and local artists, as well as for Rachel Comey’s NYFW SS16 Fashion Show featured in Vogue. She has performed live in collaboration with musical artists at local venues throughout NYC and performed on screen for a commercial shot in Madrid for Avon Perfume.
Her solo work has premiered internationally and nationally on film, live performance, and live television. In early 2019, she was featured as a soloist performing her own Choreography in a special honor for Fadhel Jaziri‘s revised production of “El Nouba”, where the former President of Tunisia was in audience at Cité de la Culture, Tunis. One of her short films from the series, Living Room Dances, made its premiere at Kapu Cultural Center in Linz, Austria for Body Sound Space Vol. 6 in 2018. Living Room Dances was revised in 2019 to include a live performance component, as well as a collaboration with costume designer Alejandra Burguette, for Georgia Usborne’s CreateART installed in the lobby of The Ace Hotel NY. She was invited to perform her solo work, Unk Now Ing, as a part of The Georgian Youth Ambassador’s Tribute to George Balanchine in 2017. Her work as a movement director for a collaboration with visual artist, Kenneth Tam, will premiere at the Queens Museum in the Spring of 2021.
Alyssa is currently residing in Brooklyn, the native land of Canarsie/Munsee Lenape. She is a Teaching Artist and certified Pilates instructor. During this time of crisis, Alyssa is spreading her love of movement through education and learning how to use her art to promote social change and progress.