Alisa is an aerialist, dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She flies on dance trapeze, aerial silks, aerial hoop, straps, chains, hammock, bungee, and harness, as well as custom-designed apparatuses. She has been accepted into the Cirque Du Soleil database.
She is currently based in NY where she performs aerial at venues such as The Box NYC, The Muse, The Slipper Room, House of Yes, Duane Park, and Secret Loft NYC. She also regularly performs with companies such as Imaginaerial, ABCirque, Phoenix Entertainment, Cirque Central, Aerial Acrobat Entertainment, Entertainment Velvet, and more. She also owns her own lollipop lyra and books corporate events independently. Alisa currently teaches all types of aerial at The Muse Brooklyn and The Muse Gowanus and has 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.
She worked for Royal Caribbean Productions on the Legend of the Seas and the Splendour of the Seas where she travelled around Central and South America, the Mediterranean, Asia, and Australia (2014-2016). She worked for Cirque Dreams performing the role of Mrs. Claus in the Holidaze U.S. and Canada tour (2016). She 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 she did some of the first aerial performances the country had ever seen, as well as teaching silks workshops (2015).
Prior to her 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. She 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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