Alyssa went through puberty in character heels and sequins as a member of her nationally ranked high school show choir in Burbank, California. Though she has since given up singing, her passion for dance and performance has only grown with time. She became an active member and choreographer in Dancers' Symposium and Soulstylz at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a BS in Computer Science. She is now a software engineer at Google. In addition to dance, she also actively trains in aerial silks, straps, and trapeze. Alyssa has choreographed for DanceWorks New York City since season 5; she is very excited to return for another season, and is so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing community.