Alysha Grancorvitz is a first year company member of Madison Contemporary Dance. Hailing from New Berlin, WI, Alysha started her dance training at the age of three. Continuing to become a competitive dancer till the age of 18 training in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pom, ballet and tap techniques earning many state and national titles along with a world champion title in 2017.
After high school Alysha went on to earn her degree in Dance with a minor in Theatre from Loyola University Chicago. At Loyola Alysha trained under Sandra Kaufmann, Sarah Cullen Fuller, Deborah Goodman, Sarita Smith-Childs, Dr. Amy Wilkinson, Mari Jo Irbe Barker, Mei-Kuang Chen, Vershawn Sanders-Ward and Raúl Casasola. Under these artists she deepened her training in ballet, contemporary and modern techniques. At university she performed and worked on many productions including works by Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, Sandra Kaufmann, Sarah Cullen Fuller, Dr. Amy Wilkinson and Shelby Durham. Alysha also had the opportunity to intern for Stephanie Martinez' company in PARA.MAR Dance Theater.
Alysha grew a passion for performing arts production in college and gained knowledge in costuming, lighting, props, set design, sound design and stage management. She was the assistant costume designer for a mainstage dance production, head designer for an immersive and interactive student theatre production, stage manager for the dance programs trip to ACDA and served on the board for the Loyola Dance Honors Society.
Post graduation in May of 2022, Alysha moved back to the Milwaukee area and started teaching at Starz Dance Academy, was a trainee artist performing and training with Water Street Dance Milwaukee under direction from Morgan Williams. She performed works by Morgan Williams, Ashley Tomaszewski, Holly Lehnertz and Teresa Noonan. Alysha loves to continue to share her passion for dance and is looking forward to new and exciting experiences.