Alicia grew up in Greenfield, MA and began dancing at Karen’s Dance Studio. From junior high to college she was a member of the Greenfield High School chorus and later a select choir member. At Berkshire Community College she continued her love for music and dance by being selected into the select choir there as well. After High School, she went on for further study at the Hartford Conservatory in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Improv, Music for Dancers, and Somatics with a concentration in Dance Pedagogy and Performance. She graduated from the Hartford Conservatory in 2007, with a diploma in Dance Pedagogy and Performance. She has been teaching dance and Acro for over 17 years for children age two to adult. Alicia also has experience in choreographing and performing for local theater, choral groups, and for circus routines at French Woods Performing arts Camp. She is a former member of Crazefaze Hip Hop Crew from Massachusetts.
After studying Kinesiology at the Hartford Conservatory, she went on to further he interest in rehabilitation and anatomy at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. In 2012, Alicia graduated from Berkshire Community College with an Associates in Science; Physical Therapist Assistant Degree. She has been practicing as a licensed PTA for 7 years now. Her interest in teaching the geriatric population and people with neurological disorders has stemmed from her work in Physical Therapy with a focus in Orthopedics and Neurology. Alicia’s greatest passion is teaching dance to the adults with disabilities and has an immense compassion for those living with autoimmune diseases. She teaches a dance class she created for those living with MS and other Neurological disorders called, Dance Fusion in the summers and volunteers for the Healing Motion Ballet Barre class for Neurological Disorders at the Skaggs Wellness Center for the University of Utah. She is a former volunteer teacher of two years for the Dance for Parkinson’s program through the University of Utah, under the direction of Juan Carlos.
Currently, she is a 2019 graduate of the modern dance program at the University of Utah, School of Dance. Throughout her time at the University of Utah, Alicia has worked with the faculty in residency and performed in Jackie Lopez’s piece, “Warriors of Light,” as a member of the Performing Dance Company performance. She recently premiered new work in progress for the Senior Making Dances show. She performed in the Modern Senior Concert under work by Lauren Edson and showcasing her finished work, “Paths least traveled,” which incorporates dancers of all abilities. She has spent last summer as Intern/Program Assistant for AXIS Dance Company in Oakland, California. She is a former teacher for Element's Dance Center and currently teaches at Fierce Dance Academy in Utah. She teaches workshops and is a guest teachers at many studios and schools in the SLC area.