Alyssa Barnecut began teaching dance at the age of 14. She taught dance throughout high school and college in Central Ohio and has choreographed for high school musicals and marching band auxiliaries. She owned and operated a dance studio in Lancaster, Ohio for over 12 years. Her dancers received numerous awards in regional, national, and world placements. Upon selling the dance studio Alyssa began traveling around the county as an adjudicator for a national talent company. Alyssa teaches Hip-hop at the Ballet Academy. She has been married for over 16 years and has 3 children. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys distance running and traveling.