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Alyssa Pilger

Alyssa Pilger

From: Rochester, New York
Joined: 2012

Alyssa began her training at age 2, as a jazz dancer under her mothers direction. At age 15 she went on to receive her formal ballet training at Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education as a scholarship student.  While attending she competed at Youth America Grand Prix, (YAGP) Rhode Island and won 1st place gold in the senior women classical category , and bronze in the contemporary category. Later she went on to compete in the NYC finals, where she was invited to perform in the Miami International Ballet Festival, entitled "Stars of Tomorrow". That year Alyssa auditioned and was accepted into The School of American Ballet as a scholarship student , where she completed her training under the direction of Kay Mazzo. While at SAB she performed in the annual workshop performances , choreographic workshops, and lecture demonstrations. She was also selected to dance in The New York Choreographic Institute in a piece choreographed by Sasha Janes. Alyssa attended summer courses at NYSSSA Ballet Program where she was taught by Olga Kostritzky, under the direction of Damian Woetzel, and Chautauqua School of Dance under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. Alyssa also received offers to many other summer programs which include: American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, PNB, and San Francisco Ballet. Many of which where with scholarship offers. Alyssa joined Carolina Ballet in 2012 as a trainee and was promoted to the Company in 2013.

Ballets performed in with Carolina Ballet include

Robert Weiss:Symposium
George Balanchine: Valse Fantasy
Robert Weiss: The Nutcracker
Featured role in Zalman Raffaels: Street Symphony
Lynne Taylor Corbett: Carolina Jamboree
Marius Petipa: Giselle
George Balanchine: Rubies
George Balanchine: Raymonda Variations