Alessandra Garcia (Ally) was born in the Bronx, NY and began her hip-hop training journey at Coupé Dance Studio in Nanuet, NY at age 12. She received her B.A. in Dance from Smith College and was a choreographer and dancer for Amherst College’s hip-hop dance troupe, DASAC. During her undergraduate career, Ally performed in a variety of works choreographed by artists such as Ellie Grace ’15, Shayla-Vie Jenkins ’18, and Ephrat Asherie (@asherienyc). She presented her first major choreographic work “1AM on Webster” at Smith’s Senior Dance Concert, and brought much of that phrase work to AIWA to set on the Meridian Dance Company. Ally is a technically and commercially trained dancer, having trained extensively with artists such as Kadee Jacobsen, “KK” Harris, “Willdabeast” Adams, and Ysabelle Capitulé. She currently resides in Holyoke.