• Assistant Professor of Dance
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Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, CUNY Baccalaureate Program
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Utah, 2014

Biography

Alysia Ramos joins Oberlin from Salt Lake City, where she received her MFA from the University of Utah and worked as an adjunct professor at Westminster College. Prior, she worked as a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist in NYC for over a decade. Her research focuses on new approaches to modern dance centered on self-expression as a response to embodied experiences encountered in the global age, with a specific emphasis on hybrid, intercultural and transnational movement practices. She will teach contemporary technique classes and direct Oberlin Dance Company. 

Notes

  • Alysia Ramos Performs Duet

    May 18, 2017

    Assistant Professor of Dance Alysia Ramos performed her duet "Time Certainties Peace" at The Ohio Dance Festival on April 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. This work, inspired by Paolo Coelho's text "The Good Fight" was made in collaboration with Ghanaian dancer Mustapha Braimah. Through dance and text, the work addresses the challenge of enduring in the fight for one's dreams in spite of obstacles both without and within. Oberlin Conservatory students Aliya Ultan (cello) and Patrick Graney (percussion) composed and performed musical accompaniment for the piece.

  • Alysia Ramos Coproduces, Directs, and Choreographs The Mists

    October 29, 2015

    Assistant Professor of Dance Alysia Ramos premiered The Mists, a new immersive dance theater production at Red Butte Gardens’ "Garden After Dark" in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 22-24 and 29-30.

    Inspired by Marion Zimmer Bradley’s acclaimed book The Mists of Avalon, this production invited audience members to follow legendary characters—including Morgaine le Fey, King Arthur, Lady Gwenhwyfar, Lancelot, and the Lady of the Lake—on a wordless journey into the mythological land of Avalon at the sunset of its reign. Unlike conventional theater and dance productions, The Mists was an interactive story that integrated dance, theater, live music, and lighting design into the living landscape of the Garden itself. The nearly 50-person cast circulated the gardens throughout the 3-hour event performing cyclical scenes that, when witnessed by each audience member, constructed unique narratives.

    Part dance theater, part haunted house, part costume party, The Mists was the first outdoor immersive dance theater production in Utah and reached approximately 1,500 audience members a night. Ramos and collaborator Liz Ivkovich coproduced, directed and choreographed with a cast of professional artists, students from The University of Utah, and high school students from Rowland Hall School.

    Read more about The Mists on 15 Bytes, an online magazine about the visual arts in Utah.