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Faculty

Alyssa Puleo

Faculty

Alyssa Puleo

Biography

Alyssa Puleo studied the Vaganova Method under Hanna Karacic in Southern California throughout childhood and adolescence. In 2005, she debuted with the Joffrey Ballet in The Nutcracker at the Hollywood Bowl. Alyssa found dance education to be her truest passion in 2010. She attended Holly Johnston’s Ledges and Bones Co. Intensive in 2012, and completed her Bachelor of Science in Dance degree in 2015, graduating with performance honors from the University of Oregon. While earning her degree, she taught creative movement, tap, and ballet classes at Northwest Ballet Academy. Puleo danced in Habib Idrisu’s Dance Arica touring company and debuted choreographic works, Mania in Spring Loft and Unplug in Spring Showcase in 2015. She has danced for renowned artists such as Mark Haim, Michelle Boulé, Kate Wallich, and KT Nelson.

Following University, Alyssa was given a character lead in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Las Vegas which ran through Spring and Summer of 2016. During her time in Nevada, she served as an assistant teacher at The Rock Center for Dance. Alyssa returned to Los Angeles to earn certification in Dance Fitness and relocated to Phoenix, AZ to teach Cardio Barre and Ballet Technique at David King’s The Ballet Clinic. She also taught ballet classes throughout recreation centers in the Phoenix area, including YMCA and Boys and Girls Club. In 2017, Puleo found home in San Francisco as a lead ballet instructor at Presidio Dance Theatre. In Winter of 2018, Puleo performed Assez at the Women in Dance Conference in NYC and joined Katie Scherman + Artists Co. launch in Portland, Spring 2018. Puleo is currently teaching ballet technique and dance fitness around the city, and performs with local artists seasonally.