Alyssa Johnson began her classical training with the Brockus Conservatory in Los Angeles, where she was introduced to her movement foundations of Luigi Jazz, the Lester Horton Technique, and contemporary ballet, before furthering her training at Alonzo King LINES Ballet and UC Berkeley. She danced as a soloist with Peninsula Ballet Theater under the artistic direction of David Fonnegra and performed in works by Copious Dance Theater’s Kat Roman, BrickaBrack Theater’s Gabriel Grilli, and Scott Wells & Dancers. She danced as a guest artist with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for Judith Jamison’s retirement tour and choreographed works under the direction of Joe Goode. For her excellence in dance scholarship and performance, she received the Julia Payne Dance scholarship upon graduating from UCB. She now dances with Austin's ARCOS Dance and teaches locally around the city.