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Alyssa E. Motter

is a dance artist, educator, and writer based in Chicago, IL. Her dance/theater works have been nationally presented at venues such as the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago's Millenium Park, and the Milwaukee Fringe Festival. Her aesthetic approach ranges from intrepid athleticism to vulnerable whimsy, while her working process is founded in research, interdisciplinary dialogue, and domain-specific collaboration. She is on the dance faculty at the City Colleges of Chicago and teaches master classes and workshops throughout the Midwest, including a recent engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She dances with the South Chicago Dance Theater and has performed nationally with choreographers such as Kyle Abraham, Esme Boyce, and Nejla Yatkin. Alyssa is also is a dance critic for Newcity Chicago and has worked in arts administration at a variety of institutions, including Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Carnegie Mellon University, and Northwestern University.