Alysia Ramos is a dancer and choreographer based in Ohio, where she serves on the dance faculty of Oberlin College. Previously, she worked as a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist in NYC for over a decade. She directed her own company the Mezclado (mixed) Movement Group which brought together an eclectic group of world dance artists from the contemporary, Latin, Afro-Caribbean and hip hop dance communities in the creation of original works from 2003-2007. She has also performed with a diverse roster of companies and choreographers including Gabri Christa/Danzaisa, Nathan Trice/Rituals, INSPIRIT a dance company, Niles Ford/Urban Dance Collective, Sing Sing Rhythms, Kotchegna Drum and Dance and Samba Fogo. Additionally, Alysia apprenticed with companies Danzabierta and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in Havana, Cuba and traveled to Senegal where she performed with a family of Wolof griots throughout Dakar. Continuing her interest in collaboration, recent projects have included a duet with Ghanaian artist Mustapha Braimah, a hybrid contemporary and flamenco work with Solange Gomes and the creation of immersive dance theater productions with Liz Ivkovich. Currently, Alysia is studying Samba and the dances of candomblé under the tutelage of master teacher Jorge Alabe. She holds and MFA in dance from the University of Utah (2014).