Alyssa Martin (she/her) is a choreographer and director based in Tkaronto/Toronto. She’s working on using a new absurdist approach to bake wonky imaginative coping mechanisms into psychedelic contemporary spectacle. Determined to help blur the distinctions of dance and theatre, she founded a company called Rock Bottom Movement in 2012 alongside friends/collaborators. Outside of Rock Bottom, Alyssa has choreographed for Toronto Dance Theatre, The Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre and Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. As well, she has worked with many post-secondary dance programs, and in residence at many arts centres. She has the pleasure of collaborating as a director, choreographer and movement director in dance, theatre, musical theatre, opera and film. In addition to sharing DINO with Rock Bottom, she most recently worked as the movement director for Little Women at The Stratford Festival. She is currently choreographing a new multidisciplinary duet with artists Susie Burpee and Linnea Swan.
Photo credit: Drew Berry