move to think. move to explore. move to express. move to ask. move to discover. move to undo. move to process through.
Alyssa has been a dance student since she can remember.
The purpose of dance in their life is transforming daily.
Nowadays, Alyssa is less interested in practicing western techniques and more interested in finding her own body-voice, collaborating on interdisciplinary projects, and everyday improvisation as a personal practice.
Alyssa is currently working on a collaborative performance project called State of Which Dance, directed by Krista Kaye, which premiers in August 2019.
She is also a work-study student with San Diego Dance Theater, and will perform in the annual Trolley Dances in the fall.
In her choreographic work, Alyssa is highly research based, and usually begins her projects with a question (or batch of questions). She is currently developing her own movement language, which can be described as amorphous, impulsive, and rooted in isolation and texture. Though her expression continually finds its way toward loudness, she is inspired by the tiny moments, tiny feelings, and tiny dances within each individual. Through her work, Alyssa hopes to challenge dominant narratives of love and emotional wellbeing. She intends to hold inclusive spaces and create work that invites the audience into the space.