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Alyssa Gyorkos is a dance artist based in Chicago. She began her dance journey in 2003 in Rockford, Illinois, training and competing with Forest Hills Dance Company and Evolve Dance Company. Her first love was Jazz, and from there she broadened her training into Modern, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Tap. Upon entering high school, Alyssa engaged deeply with the theatre department, choreographing and playing the role of Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde (2012). After high school, Gyorkos moved to Chicago, where she performed and trained with several salsa and hip hop teams at UIC. She is a graduating senior at Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Dance and is an active member of the all-female crew, So Swift. Alyssa believes dance is a means of self-actualization, authentic expression, connection, and uniting our communities.