Alissa Simmons has been singing, acting, and dancing since she was 6 and no one has been able to stop her since. Being raised by a musical theater family has it’s perks!
During her early years in Houston, TX, she performed at various community theaters every summer beginning at the age of 10 and was cast in many of her high school musicals. After school she was involved in choir, dance classes, and voice lessons. Alissa also got the chance to perform at The Wortham Theater downtown as the lead in Music Man. Marion Paroo was always a favorite role of hers.
Alissa also trained, performed, and competed in musical theater and classical singing competitions. She won multiple awards including the 1st Tommy Tune award for Best Featured Performer, Regional NATS singing awards for classical & musical theater divisions, International Thespian Convention for Solo Vocal, and NFAA for Classical Soprano.
During college she started to work in film winning local awards. She even had her own video blog that had a following. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from SHSU and has been attending the university of “Real Life: New York City Edition” for 7 years now.
In NYC she has vocal training with the amazing Tom Burke and the Estill Vocal Program. She has workshopped with people like Bob Krakower, Brian O’Neil, Dave Clemmons, Paul Russel, Derek Jacobi (London), Maggie Phillips, and many more.
Recently, she performed Off Broadway for the New York New Works Theater Festival in a play called Sammy and Esther are Breaking Up, she is currently filming her short film City Of Ether, and performs when she can at Cranky Cabaret in Times Square.
On rainy days, Alissa curls up with some tea and a good sci fi/fantasy book!