Bachelor of Science in International Politics from The Pennsylvania State University
Associate of Arts in Business Administration from Northampton Community College
Former owner of Mississippi’s first commercial bellydance studio, Gulf Coast Bellydance LLC
Owner of Flow Motion LLC
Hot Hula Fitness® certified
Studied Polynesian dance with Na’ila
Studied American Cabaret style & Egyptian style bellydance since 2004
Teachers of Influence: Tamra Tahira, Na’ila, Ansuya, Tamalyn Dallal, Sahra Saeeda & Ranya Renee
CPR Certified & Insured
Essential Oil Educator with dōTERRA Essential Oils
“Journey Through Egypt” Level 1 with Sahra Saeeda
Elite Graduation Certificate from Original Bellydance Superstar Ansuya
Additional certificates in: Bellydance Cabaret, Fusion & Bellydance Props
Certificate of Completion in Tamalyn Dallal’s “Teachers Training in Interpretive Middle Eastern Dance with Culture, Music Appreciation & Show Production
Certificate of Completion in Ranya Renee’s Egyptian Dance Teacher Training
Alyssa has studied with the following dance visionaries
Tahya | Angela Prato | Helena Vlahos | Ava Fleming | Karim Nagi | Tito Seif | David of Scandanavia | Aladin El Kholy | Sal Maktoub Vanegas | Tarik Sultan | Issam Houshan | Nath Keo | Aziza | Aziza of Cairo | Ruby Beh | Amel Tafsout | Angelika Nemeth | Leyla Jouvana & Roland | Hannan Sultan | Aradia of Las Vegas | Ahava | Kaeshi Chai | Portia Lange | Roshana Nofret | Dahlia Moon & many others
Alyssa continues to study extensively online and at home.
These dozens of instructors are certified as Group Exercise Instructors through the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Alyssa has also practiced under the guidance of a Licensed ZUMBA FITNESS® instructor holding the following licenses: ZUMBA FITNESS®, Basics Level 2, ZUMBA® TONING, ZUMBA SENTAO™, ZUMBA GOLD®, ZUMBA® GOLD-TONING, ZUMBA® KIDS, and AQUA ZUMBA®.
Alyssa has taken special online training for: ZUMBA® IN THE CIRCUIT, ZUMBA® CORE & ZUMBA® GLUTES. She loves to attend continuing education events including ZUMBA® Instructor Conventions, jam sessions, and master classes.