2012-13 Luvabulls: Meet Alyssa
What does being a member of the Luvabulls mean to you?
Being a member of the Luvabulls means the world to me. I grew up as a Bulls fan and always knew I wanted to be a part of something so spectacular. It is such a unique experience that I am fortunate enough to be a part of. Being able to look back on these days when I am older is going to be very special. It is truly an honor, and I couldn’t be more grateful.
How has your dancing experience led you to this point?
Dancing has always been a huge part of my life, and I knew that it always would be. All of the training and different auditions have only helped me grow. You never stop learning, and it is important to constantly challenge yourself. I knew that being a part of the Luvabulls would only help in the process.
What is your claim to fame—besides being a Luvabull?
My claim to fame would have to be dancing for the AFL for four years with the Chicago Rush, as well as back up dancing for the Jump Smokers. Those two experiences have made me love dance even more, if that is at all possible. They confirmed what I’ve known all along. I need dance in my life.
What do you do for a living?
I like to keep myself busy, so I have a few different occupations. I work at a very well-known steakhouse, work as a make-up artist, and choreograph on the side. There are so many things I enjoy doing, and I like to try and incorporate those into my daily life as much as possible. It’s important to enjoy what you do.
Describe the feeling of performing at a Bulls playoff game.
It is extremely difficult to describe performing at a Bulls playoff game in one word. The only word that comes to mind would be indescribable. It’s exciting, thrilling and nerve-wrecking all at the same time. The noise and energy in the United Center is through the roof. I have to remind myself to take it all in because it truly is an unforgettable experience!
What people do you admire the most and how have they supported or inspired you as a dancer?
I know most people say this, but my parents are the people I admire the most. They couldn’t be more loving and supportive. They have always known how much dancing means to me, and they’re there every day helping me along the way and pushing me to keep going. Without them, I don’t think I would be the person I am today.
What is your proudest accomplishment to date and where do you see yourself in 10 years?
My proudest accomplishment to date (besides making Luvabulls), would have to be graduating college while still being able to pursue my dream of dancing. I’ve worked really hard to get where I am today, and I intend on working even harder to keep pursuing my goals. Hopefully in 10 years, I will have accomplished almost everything I intend to, as well as have a wonderful family to come home to every day.