Young Entertainment Mag: What made you decide to become a dancer?
YEM: What dance styles do you enjoy performing the most? Also, what makes you passionate about dance?
Alysa: The dance styles I enjoy the most are hip hop and Jazz Funk. What makes me passionate about dance is that dance let’s me express myself.
YEM: Dancing takes a lot of dedication and practice to learn. What keeps you motivated to keep up the hard work?
Alysa: What keeps me motivated to continue to dance is my followers and supporters. I love when I get comments and messages that say how my dancing made them smile or made their day, or how I motivated them. They push my to work harder.
YEM: You’ve danced alongside big names like Meghan Trainor, Gwen Stefani, and DJ Khaled. What is it like doing those high-profile performances?
Alysa: Dancing for Meghan Trainor, Gwen Stefani, DJKaled etc are my best memories. I get so excited right before a performance. They are all so sweet and nice and I learn from them. I learn to be kind, to be professional and to be determined. I use these tips in my career, because I see how they took the time to be nice to us kid dancers, how they were very professional with everyone they met and how they were determined to have a great performance.
YEM: What is your favorite dance performance you’ve been a part of so far?
Alysa: I loved all my performances but I think dancing did Justin Bieber at 7 years old was probably the best one because Justin helped me realize that I want to be artist when I grow up. I was not scared I was so excited to get on the stage. It was also my first big performance.
YEM: Your character Star in Mani is also a dancer and part of a dance team. What kind of energy does Star bring to the group?
YEM: Finally, why do you think it’s important for young people to have the chance to be involved in dance and performing arts?