Dancer, Model, and Actor in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Alisha trained at Pro Arte Centre where she developed her core technique from classical ballet as well as strong foundations in modern and contemporary. She performing leading roles in productions such as “The Wizard of Oz” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and classical ballet productions such as “Paquita” and the “Nutcracker.” In 2012, she was cast as a member of the CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre Company with Artistic Director, Astrid Sherman. As a member of this company, Alisha was privileged to perform a season of both solo and group works in both contemporary and contemporary ballet genres, several of which were commissioned and composed by Michael Conway Baker, O.B.C. and accompanied by members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Lions Gate Sinfonia under the direction of Clyde Mitchell. As well as being awarded the highest honour of 2013 Outstanding Soloist at British Columbia’s Arts Council Provincials for a contemporary work choreographed by Kim Dixon, Alisha was awarded scholarships and bursaries over her years of training including Finalist placement in both Contemporary and Stage divisions of Tanzolymp in Berlin. While at the Centre, Alisha attained Advanced 2 certification with Distinction in ISTD Imperial Ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre, RAD Ballet; Advanced 1 ISTD Tap; and became an Associate 2 teacher with AFSA in Acrobatics. Alisha has been mentored by professional dancers and choreographers including Stephana Arnold, Beverley Bagg, Tania Brossoit, Eun Kyung Yoo, Yanka Draguieva and Melanie Dance. In the Fall of 2013, she moved to London, England to attend the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance where she graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in the Fall of 2016. At Rambert, Alisha was privileged to work with Ross McKim, Amanda Britton, Darren Ellis, Hilary Clark, Paul Clarke, Ayumi Hikasa, Chris Wright, Paul Liburd and Sian Hopkins. In addition, Alisha was able to work with leading UK Contemporary teachers and artists including Carys Staton, Didy Veldman, Mark Baldwin, Antonia Francheschi, Salah El Brogy, Etta Nurfitt, Thomislav English and Kerry Nicholls as well as many others. Over the past three years, she has had the privilege to perform in “A Linha Curva” and “The Creation” with Rambert Dance Company at Sadler's Wells, as well as work with emerging choreographers Arielle Smith Jones, Maxwell Nicholson-Lailey, Panos Malactos, Monique Jonas and more.