Alisa (they/them) is an aerialist, dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Alisa flies on dance trapeze, aerial silks, aerial hoop, straps, chains, hammock, bungee, and harness, as well as custom-designed apparatuses. They have been accepted into the Cirque Du Soleil database.
Alisa is currently based in NY and has performed aerial at venues such as The Box NYC, The Muse, The Slipper Room, House of Yes, Duane Park, and Secret Loft NYC. They also regularly perform with companies such as Imaginaerial, ABCirque, Phoenix Entertainment, Cirque Central, Aerial Acrobat Entertainment, Entertainment Velvet, and more. Alisa also owns their own lollipop lyra and books corporate events independently. Alisa has taught all types of aerial at The Muse Brooklyn and The Muse Gowanus and currently teaches at Vital Climbing Gym and Body and Pole part time. Alisa has also taught ballet, modern, jazz, and aerial to children and adults.
Alisa has traveled the world performing as an aerialist/dancer for cruise-ships, theme-parks, national and international tours.
Alisa worked for Royal Caribbean Productions on the Legend of the Seas and the Splendour of the Seas where they travelled around Central and South America, the Mediterranean, Asia, and Australia (2014-2016). They worked for Cirque Dreams performing the role of Mrs. Claus in the Holidaze U.S. and Canada tour (2016). Alisa was a featured dancer/acrobat in Roll Out the Barrel at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia (2015), and toured international dance festivals in Burkina Faso with RudduR Dance where they did some of the first aerial performances the country had ever seen, as well as teaching silks workshops (2015).
Prior to their international adventures, Alisa had obtained a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in English from New York University. After graduating, Alisa spent a few years performing with dance companies in New York including Grounded Aerial (she was also the Assistant Choreographer for this company), Racoco Productions, Timelapse Dance, and General Mischief Dance Theater. They performed a wide range of dance forms including contemporary, musical theater style jazz, experimental dance-theater, ballet, and ballroom at venues such as Broadway Bares, Roseland Theater, Studio 54, Paramount Hotel, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Joyce Soho, Danspace Project, Vassar College and La Mama in New York as well as and the Spring of Culture Festival in Manama, Bahrain. Alisa was also the Artistic Director and choreographer of her own contemporary dance company, Fingerprints Projects.
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