Gersony draws on her agility and strength to portray the living fight within a body in captivity and under siege. At times, that unmistakable life flares, equally disturbing and impressive.
— Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody

Photo by Andy Ribner


Alyssa Gersony (b.1990) is a Queens-based artist making contemporary dance in New York City since 2012.  Her interdisciplinary solo work was commissioned by Gibney Dance as a part of the inaugural Work Up Emerging Artist Series, and she has been invited to present work at Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, Green Space, the Center for Performance Research, the Actors Fund Art Center, and Brooklyn Fire Proof. She is currently a research assistant to Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and previously worked as choreographic assistant to Thomas Lehmen and Grisha Coleman. She is an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa, under the Iowa Arts Fellowship.

 Alyssa graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Interdisciplinary Performance. She is deeply influenced by socially engaged art practices, and while she isn't dancing, she serves children and adults with visual impairments as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and Orientation and Mobility Specialist. She is a Perkins-Roman Endorsee in Cortical Visual Impairment, more information here

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