Alyssa has been hooked on circus since she tried flying trapeze for the first time at the ages of 16. Since then she has coached at Club Med Sandpiper and in upstate New York at Long Lake Camp for the Arts where she was the Circus Program Director for five years. Alyssa performs solo, duo, and triple trapeze all over Seattle in shows such as Moisture Festival, Circus of Dreams, and in various SANCA productions. Alyssa gas a PhD in Women Studies and teaches Gender and Sports at the University of Washington in her ‘spare time’. She is often accompanied by her daughter, Avery, who was born in April of 2012 and can’t wait to be old enough to take circus classes.