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Bio

Alyshia Sheree is a classically trained dancer from Huntsville, Alabama. She blogs about the intersection of dance, motherhood and personal style at her website, AlyshiaSheree.com.

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About

Alyshia Sheree is a freelance performer, choreographer, teaching artist, and proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. She has taught dance in a range of settings, from dance studios, public and performing arts schools, intensives/workshops to private lessons, churches, and collegiate programs. She has designed choreography for concert dance, liturgical dance, collegiate dance lines, stage plays, and show choirs. Her teaching repertoire includes ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, musical theatre and jazz.

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Education

An Alabama native, Alyshia Sheree began her dance training at Shoals Dance Academy in Florence before going on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from the University of Alabama and a Master’s Degree in Dance and Studio Related Studies from Florida State University. Throughout her training and career she has studied under artists such as Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Suzanne Farrell, Gerri Houlihan, Cornelius Carter, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Alyshia Sheree has performed works by Warren Adams, Christopher Gatelli, and Tally Beatty, among others.

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Career

Alyshia Sheree interned as a Group Sales Representative and served as an Ambassador for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as danced with Jazz Roots Dance Company under Artistic Director Sue Samuels while pursuing her MA. Upon receiving her degree, she became an Equity dancer with the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, FL. Some of her Disney performance credits include Beauty and the Beast Live On Stage (Swing Performer); Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (Dance Captain); A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas; Harambe Nights: The Lion King Concert in the Wild (Featured Dancer: Nala); and Disney’s Christmas Day Parades. In 2011, during her time at Disney, she acquired a stunt double role for a lead actress in the ABC Television series remake of Charlie’s Angels. Upon her return to Disney full time, she also became an inaugural member of ME Dance Company under the direction of Marshall Ellis. Most recently, she had the pleasure of performing at The Black Music Honors alongside The Jacksons, which was indeed a dream come true.

Vision

Currently, Alyshia Sheree is working towards a Certification in Pilates and continues to allow her passion to drive her while gaining very rewarding choreographic, performance, and teaching experiences along the way. Alyshia Sheree is committed to discipline, self-discovery, and communication through the art of dance and creative movement. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experiences with the public via community interaction, social media, and performance. Her goal is to foster a nurturing dance environment where whomever she encounters can realize their fullest potential, while inspiring a great love for and appreciation of the arts. As a woman of faith, she gives all thanks and praises to God for her gift and purpose.

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