DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, TEACHING ARTIST
Alysia Ramos is a dancer and choreographer now 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 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, including sharing the stage with African music legend Youssou N’dour. Alysia continues to be an active member in Burnt Sugar/Danz, a who's who, of NY based choreographers who come together to perform conducted improvisation with live conducted music by the band Burnt Sugar. Continuing her interest in collaboration, recent projects have included a duet with Ghanaean artist Mustapha Braimah, a hybrid contemporary and flamenco work with flamenco artist Solange Gomes and the creation of large scale site specific immersive dance theater productions with Liz Ivkovich. Most recently, Alysia has been studying Samba and the dance of candomblé under the tutelage of master teach Jorge Alabe in Rio de Janeiro. She holds and MFA in dance from the University of Utah (2014).