Alisa Gillespie

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ALISA GILLESPIE

Alisa has always loved movement, dancing in particular.  From twirling around her home as a young child, she went on to earn her BA in modern dance from Brigham Young University. While there she received the Outstanding Female Performer award and had the opportunity to perform and teach internationally with the Dancers’ Company in Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

Alisa then completed her MFA in Dance Teaching and Choreography from the University of California, Irvine. While there she had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala to teach a dance and creativity workshop.  From these international experiences Alisa learned the power movement has to communicate and to connect with others.  

Following her desire to further understand the language of movement, Alisa became a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.  This education provided Alisa with the tools to tune in and better connect with her own body as well as to facilitate others in making their own connections.

As an adjunct dance faculty at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Alisa has spent many years teaching dance and movement classes as well as a year co-directing one of the universities top touring dance companies. Alisa finds fulfillment in guiding her students towards greater articulation and expression in their bodies. Additionally, Alisa has taught at Glendale, Scottsdale, and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges in Arizona.

Before co-founding and dancing as a company member of SALT Contemporary Dance in Draper, Utah, Alisa also danced professionally with Conder/DANCE based out of Mesa, Arizona.  

Now as a mother of two young boys, Alisa also finds great fulfillment and joy in her role as mother.  She resides with her husband and children in South Carolina.  [/vc_column_text][us_btn text=”View Alisa’s Classes” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fsomafit.com%2Fclasses%2Falisa|||” align=”center” icon=”fa-play”][/vc_column][/vc_row]