Alyssa Smith grew up in LaGrange, IL and began dancing at the age of three. She attended Western Michigan University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance and a minor in event management. While attending WMU, Alyssa furthered her technical training in a tri-focused Ballet, Modern, and Jazz program and worked with renowned professors and guest choreographers. She was a company member with the Western Dance Project her senior year, and taught and performed numerously throughout the Chicagoland and West Michigan areas. Alyssa is an active member of the non-profit organization Movement Exchange, which allows her to annually travel and teach internationally in Panama City, Panama to children in orphanages, elementary schools, and at the University level. Alyssa is also a fifth year instructor with the Universal Dance Association where she has had the opportunity to work with high school athletes and coaches all throughout the Midwest. With UDA she has worked national competitions, set choreography, and traveled internationally to London, UK for the New Year’s Day Parade. Alyssa is thrilled to begin working with the artists of Studio 22, and cannot wait to bring her experience and high-energy teaching style into the studio!