Alisa is an aerialist, dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She flies on aerial hoop, aerial silk, bungee, and harness, as well as custom-designed apparatuses. In recent years Alisa has performed a wide range of dance forms including contemporary, musical theater style jazz, experimental dance-theater, ballet, and ballroom. To see her aerial reel, click here.
Alisa grew up dancing and flying in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She then went on to earn a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in English from New York University.
After graduating, Alisa performed with numerous dance companies in New York. These companies included Grounded Aerial, Racoco Productions, Timelapse Dance, and General Mischief Dance Theater, among others. She performed at venues such as Broadway Bares, Roseland Theater, Studio 54, Paramount Hotel, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Joyce Soho, Danspace Project, House of Yes, Vassar College and La Mama in New York as well as and the Spring of Culture Festival in Manama, Bahrain, and the Maryland Institute College in Baltimore.
After living and dancing in New York for about six years, Alisa went on to work as an aerialist and dancer for Royal Caribbean Productions. She performed on the Legend of the Seas and the Splendour of the seas traveling around Central and South America, the Mediterranean, Asia, and Australia. To see some of her dancing in Royal's Production shows, click here.
Alisa is also the Artistic Director of her own contemporary dance company, Fingerprints Projects. Her work has been presented in New York at Dixon Place, The Tank, The Raw Festival DanceNOW[NYC], The Hatch Presenting Series, Triskelion Arts Comedy in Dance Festival, PapaCookie, Dance Teacher Summit, and The Rover Soho. Please see www.fendleysfingerprints.com for info about the company as well as video and photo galleries.
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