Alyssa Jiwani (she/her) is an actor, director, choreographer, singer, dancer, teacher, and arts administrator from Seattle, WA. Alyssa Jiwani is a current student at New York University’s Tisch School of Drama, pursuing a double major in Theatre and Theatre Education (BFA Drama and BS Educational Theatre). Alyssa founded and currently runs The Virtual Theatre Co, an online theatre education organization.
Some of Alyssa's other arts experience includes; Impact Artist Ambassador at Entertainment for Change, Director of Operations at Broadway of Tomorrow, STG Young Ambassador at Seattle Theatre Group, Social Media/Outreach Manager for Bringing You Broadway, cohort member of Empowered Artist Collective, and more!
Alyssa is passionate about increasing diversity, accessibility, and inclusivity in the theatre industry. Her work in this regard has been featured by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Actor Aesthetic blog and podcast, Broadway World, and more!
Some of Alyssa’s performing credits include; Seussical (Bird Girl, U/S Mayzie), Music Man (Zaneeta Shinn), Our Town (Emily Webb), Freaky Friday (Laurel/Cater Waiter/Featured Dancer), Anonymous (Nemasani), Almost, Maine (Glory), Zombie Prom (Candy), and many more!
A few of Alyssa’s production credits include; The Virtual Theatre Co's Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Director), Wildcats: The Cabaret, Steel Magnolias, "Zoom Where It Happens" Cabaret, Almost, Maine "Happiest Zoom on Earth" Disney Cabaret, The Overlake School's Fools (Co-Director), Our Town (Co-Director), Music Man (Co-Choreographer), Lion King, Jr. (Asst. Choreographer), Seussical (Asst. Choreographer, Dance Captain), and many more!