As one of the founding members of Ignition Dance, a dance initiative, Alyssa has helped bridge the gap between professional and pre-professional opportunities for dancers in the Hamilton region. In Ignition Dance’s first year, Alyssa created the 2015 Choreographer’s Showcase, a professionally curated display of dance in Hamilton.

 

Most recently, Alyssa choreographed and produced a twenty-minute performance piece Deva, for the 2016 Frostbites Festival, which received outstanding reviews in The Hamilton Spectator and Hamilton View. In the past year Alyssa has worked with notable choreographers like Melissa Jane Shaw, and Learie Mc Nicholls. Specifically, Alyssa was honoured with the opportunity to choreograph for Learie Mc Nicholls’ Little Dances Big Stage and was hand-picked to perform a solo choreographed by Nicholls.

 

You can catch Alyssa as a dancer on screen in the new country movie musical Country Crush. She has also played Agnes in Gypsy and Grandma Addams in Addam’s Family during Hammer Entertainment’s 2014-2015 season.

 

Awards and Memberships:

  • Audiences Choice winning show Bloom at the 2015 Hamilton Fringe Festival
  • Audiences Choice winning show, Places at the 2014 Hamilton Fringe Festival
  • Choreographed the Canadian premiere of Sideshow the Musical
  • Choreographed and curated a music video for California Indie Rockers, Of us Giants’ hit Soil
  • Hammer Entertainments full 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 seasons
  • Hamilton Spectator’s Readers Choice Award for Best Dance Instructor in 2014 and 2015
  • Nominated for an emerging artist award twice under the Hamilton Arts Awards
  • Member of Hamilton Fringe Festival’s ALERT Collective
  • Certified instructor by The International Dance Teaching Standards
  • Member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance

 

Alyssa Nedich teaches drop-in dance classes out of the dance studio below Red Pants Productions at 27 King William St.  She is available upon request for private and semi private lessons out of the space as well.  Please contact us at adam.bryan@redpants.ca or (365) 777-1010 with your inquiries!