Ms. Alyse has directed dance stage shows working with some of the top choreographers in entertainment and the concert dance world. She enjoys working with talented artist to help create an overall enjoyable viewing experience. Please see her Vimeo Channel page for some highlights, link is located on the top of this page.
Formerly, Ms. Alyse directed the dance program at Los Angeles County School for the Arts (LACHSA) as Dance Chair and was an Artistic Director for the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC. Ms. Alyse founded and directed five dance programs. Joffrey West - LA, Joffrey South - GA and Joffrey South/West - Dallas, which included an array of dance techniques and ages ranging from 9 to 25. She has brought in top master teachers and incorporated workshops with such prominent companies as Cirque du Soleil. Ms. Alyse has been invited to adjudicate many ballet competitions including the American Ballet Competition and Regional Dance America in Montreal and Vegas, while offering dance scholarships through auditions across the U.S. and Asia. She discovers talented individuals and connects performing artists with jobs and opportunities.
As a choreographer, Ms. Alyse articulates many different genres including: classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern, contemporary dance, jazz, African dance, character dance and hip-hop. Her work has premiered at the Valley Performing Arts Center - CA, Russell Auditorium- GA, Margo Jones Performance Hall- TX, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.- CA and the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. Please see her Vimeo Channel page for some highlights, link of located on the top of this page.
As a Master Ballet Instructor, Ms. Alyse is well known for her classical ballet, pointe technique and classical variation classes. She is known for classical repertoire work and personal coaching. Ms. Alyse has been invited to teach Milwaukee Ballet Company class, Pepperdine University Dance - Dance in Flight, LACHSA, Singapore School for the Arts and over ten national arts schools across the U.S. She has also worked with many local schools across the U.S. Ms. Alyse graduated Cum Laude from St. Mary's College of California with a BA in Performing Arts.
Students, pre- professionals and professionals who have worked with Ms. Alyse have gone on to professional companies, winning competitions, professional opportunities and top Universities.
Ms. Alyse's love for acting started at an early age, she had the opportunity to work on local commercials in Milwaukee and the Miami area and studied with local teachers. She appeared in her first professional stage performance at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in Hollywood, California as Maria in the play Hancock Park. There Ms. Alyse was scouted by David Strasberg where he invited her into the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She studied with Marc Marno, Sally Kirkland and Larry Gold. Ms. Alyse was a member of Shakespeare at Play were she played the lead roles of Hippolyta and Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She was a member of the Ziggurat Theatre Company and performed center stage at the LA Weekly Awards in 2003. Ms. Alice Alyse has worked on stage, television and film. She had the opportunity in television and film to star along side Daphne Zuniga, Flex Alexander, Jenny Mccarthy, Sally Kirkland, Mark Kelly, and David Carradine.
Ms. Alice Alyse is an honors society academic and top ballet award graduate of New World School for the Arts in Miami, Florida. At fifteen, she rehearsed with the Hartford Ballet and performed with members of the Joffrey Ballet under Gerald Arpino. In the same year, Ms. Alyse was awarded 1st place in classical ballet for both the National Young Arts Foundation and the National Arts and Letters Foundation. She received the Outstanding Performance Award from the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria.
At the age of sixteen, Ms. Alyse was invited to join the Miami City Ballet Company by the legendary Artistic Director Edward Villella. Ms. Alyse performed principal roles, at the age of seventeen, with the Miami City Ballet and then under International Artistic Director Robert de Warren at Sarasota Ballet of Florida. These works included Balanchine's 1st Movement couple in Four Temperaments, Lilac Fairy in Robert de Warren's Sleeping Beauty, The Pianist in Flemming Flint's The Lesson and the ballet Bolero created especially for Ms. Alyse by Robert De Warren.
At nineteen and for the rest of her classical ballet career, Ms. Alyse danced principal roles with the San Francisco Ballet under the direction of world renown Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson. At San Francisco Ballet she excelled in lead prominent ballerina roles such as Myrtha in Giselle, Itallian Ballerina in Antony Tudor’s Gala Performance, Bianca in Lar Lubovitch’s Othello, The Governess in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's The Invitation and the Diana Adams role in George Balanchine’s Liebeslieder Waltzer. She later joined Broadway and performed over 300 performances of the three time Tony award winning Broadway Show "Movin’ Out" music by Billy Joel and choreographed by Twyla Tharp.
She has performed throughout the world on countless stages such as the Balanchine Celebration at the Kennedy Center – D.C., Opéra de Paris- Garnier, Mariinsky Theatre- Russia, Reykjavik City Theatre- Iceland, Edinburgh Playhouse- Scotland, Tivoli Gardens Theatre- Denmark, War Memorial Opera House- SF, Pantages Theatre- LA, Hollywood Bowl- LA, City Center- NYC and Lincoln Center- NYC. She has been in world premier ballets by Mark Morris, James Kudelka and Robert DeWarren; and her vast repertoire works include: Alvin Alley, Jerome Robbins, William Forsythe, Mark Morris, Flemming Flint, Paul Taylor, Natalia Makarova, Robert de Warren, Helgi Tomasson, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Hans van Manen, Lew Christensen, David Bintley, Peter Darrell and George Balanchine.
*Photo credit: Ballet Barre: Star Styled Dancewear, Romantic Tutu: Harper's Bazaar (Australia) August 2002, Vol. 3490, Iss. The Icon, pg. 10,125,153, by: Alison Veness-McGourty, "The Great White" Photographer Troy House