Alyssia’s love of dance began at the tender age of 3, blossoming into a full-blown passion to pursue a career in the creative arts. This tweleve-year-old is making strong strides in that direction with a resume that includes high profile ballet performances of the coveted role of the Pierrot Doll for the historic Joffrey Ballet’s 28th Nutcracker performance choreographed by The Joffrey Ballet’s late founder. As well as the as well as a double roll in the 2018 Tony Award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s revision of the Nutcracker for the Joffrey Ballet.
Recently, Alyssia has expanded her resumes’ impressive creative credentials to include acting and modeling. She can be seen on the Fox Television Emmy- nominated show, Empire. In season 3, she played a young xylophone player that serenades principal actress Taraji P. Henson, aka “Cookie,” on behalf of a love interest, played by cast member Taye Diggs. In addition to scenestealing appearance, she also scored the role of young Candace, Cookie’s sister portrayed by Vivica A.Fox. Alyssia also has appeared on the History Channel/A&E networks, GEICO , as well as GoGo SqueeZ, and Jones Dairy Farm commercials. Including the 2019 American Girl, Girl of The Year product launch. She has appeared on NBC’s hit series Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire. When Alyssia is not onstage, on set, or excelling academically, she is an enthusiastic and effective volunteer for the Community Engagement program for the Joffrey Academy of Dance which fuels the love of movement among children in underserved Chicago communities. She loves working with other children to be an inspiration in any capacity she can, including working on her very own initiative called Alyssia’s Dream. A campaign to fund the dance dreams of young girls of color whose parents may not be able to afford the prohibitive fees for proper ballet training.