Classical Ballet / Dancer
Alyssa Velasquez was born in Denver, Colorado where she began learning gymnastics at an early age. She started ballet training at Lynn’s School of Dance to help out with gymnastics classes. Shortly after starting her ballet training her mother took her to see Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker. As the second act started and Velasquez saw the Sugar Plum Fairy appear, she knew she wanted to become the Sugar Plum Fairy and as a result, changed her focus exclusively to ballet. Velasquez trained at the Colorado Ballet Academy from the ages of 6 to 17, at which time she graduated from the Academy. Velasquez was then offered an apprenticeship by Martin Freedman, and the following year under the directorship of Gil Boggs, was promoted into the Company. Growing up and working with the Company from such a young age made Velasquez realize that Colorado Ballet was the one and only place for her. With Colorado Ballet, Alyssa has worked with many amazing choreographers such as Darrell Grand-Moultrie, Christopher Wheeldon, Lila York, Shelley Washington, Edwaard Liang and Dwight Rhoden. She is honored to have worked with so many interesting and talented people. During her time with Colorado Ballet, Velasquez has danced many corps de ballet roles and has just recently started dancing and soloist roles. Her favorite and most notable roles include Clara in The Nutcracker and Amor in Don Quixote.
- Colorado Ballet