Dancer, Choreographer & Teaching Artist
Alysia Ramos is a dancer and choreographer now based in Ohio, where she serves on the dance faculty of Oberlin College. Previously, she worked as a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist in NYC for over a decade. She directed her own company the Mezclado (mixed) Movement Group which brought together an eclectic group of world dance artists from the contemporary, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, and hip hop dance communities in the creation of original works from 2003-2007. She also performed with a diverse roster of companies and choreographers including Gabri Christa/Danzaisa, Nathan Trice/Rituals, INSPIRIT a dance company, Niles Ford/Urban Dance Collective, Sing Sing Rhythms, Kotchegna Drum and Dance, and Samba Fogo.
Alysia’s embodied research centers on exploring issues of power and appropriation at the crossroads of dance and society. In original works for stage, immersive environments, and film, Alysia’s choreography interweaves cultural traditions, seeing the human condition through personal narratives, mythology, and ontological questions. Her artistic vision is to compose accessible contemporary choreographies that forge connections among people while harnessing the power of the unfamiliar to transcend limitations and introduce new possibilities.