Innovation and Impact: Past Participants

Alesandra Zsiba


Alesandra Zsiba is a documentary storyteller, dance artist, and a poet at heart. As founding artist of The Identity Project, Alesandra’s pedagogical approach is rooted in an artistic practice that honors self-made meaning in learning through applied empathy. Alesandra’s documentary poetry, photography and performance workshops guide students through the process of building a creative family, becoming proud, and witnessing the seat of their originality. She has studied and been on the staff of nationally recognized arts organizations including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Duke Center for Documentary Studies, and the School at ICP. Alesandra graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Performance, and is proud to have served a year in AmeriCorps. She is currently a Master’s candidate at the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College.


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