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Alysse Carris

Absolute Dance Assistant Director,  ADC Rehearsal Director, Director of Cr8tivEchos Jr. Dance Company - All dance styles & ages

Born and raised in Auburn, NY, Alysse (Miss CeCe) began dancing at the age of three. She studied under Bettina Pausley and later continued her training at Absolute Dance. Over the years, she has been a member of the ADC Dance Ensemble, ADC Dance Company and now she is the Founder/Artistic Director of Cr8tivEchos Jr. Dance Company. Alysse has been trained in many styles of dance including Ballet, Point, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, HipHop, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro, African, Cheerleading, Competitive Dance and Early Childhood Education. Throughout her career as a dancer, Alysse has studied under a variety of teachers, dance companies and choreographers including Yvonne Hassett, Jill Bradley-Hall, Triscia Sears, Nijawwon Mathews, Micha Scott, Janet Reed, Bill Thomas, Jon Lehrer, Paul Taylor II, Lisa Ientelucci, Dena Kay Botticelli, Gina Pero, Tricia Zegarelli, Joe Celej, Mia Michaels, Sonya Tayeh, Twitch, Peter Chu, Brooke Pierotti, Jess Hendricks, Bobby Newberry, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, Stacey Tookey, Ray Leeper, Jason Parsons, Mark Meismer, Chantel Aguirre, Luigi, Mandy Moore, Denise Wall, Paula Morgan and Twyla Tharp.

Alysse has also performed in Musical Theatre productions such as Suessical The Musical (Bird Girl #3), Footloose (Ensemble & Understudy), Once Upon a Mattress (Lady Larken) and Alice in Wonder City (Kat). Studying voice through out High School and College under April Bender, Steven Stomps and Amy Bellamy. As she continued her passion for musical theater Alysse became choreographer for Auburn Players Youth Theater, West Middle School, Auburn High School and Auburn Junior High. Productions include The Floating Princes, Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Grease, Annie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Oklahoma, Hair Spray, Joseph and the Amazing Techni-Colored Dream Coat and Wizard of Oz. Currently Alysse is the head Choreographer for Hope & Harmony's Glee Camp helping to inspiring our a new generation of theater kids.

As a Competitive Dancer and Choreographer Alysse has won many Specialty, Choreography and Outstanding Achievement Awards for her dancing and choreography from Star Power Dance Competition, Encore Dance Competition, 24 Seven Dance, NUVO and Star Quest Dance Competition. 

​Currently Alysse has received her Dance Certification from Dance Teacher University/Dance Teacher Web/University Of Nevada Las Vegas. She also continues to study her dance education at Dance Teacher Summit, NUVO Dance Convention, Jump Dance Convention, 24 Seven Dance Convention and Acrobatic Arts.

She is very excited to continue to be a part of the Absolute Dance Faculty.