Alyssa Jiwani (she/her) is a multi-hyphenated artist from Seattle, WA. She is graduating this spring (2023) with a BFA in Drama and a minors in Educational Theatre and Applied Theatre from New York University's Tisch School of Drama, Steinhardt School of Education, and at the Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. Alyssa is the Founder & Artistic Director of The Virtual Theatre Co, an online-based educational theatre organization created during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alyssa's personal mission is to increase diversity, accessibility, representation, and inclusivity in the entertainment industry, and she believes the best way to do so is through education, and the rising generation of artists. Alyssa has been performing for her whole life, and her dream is to empower and inspire the younger generation--showing them that their dreams can come true. Some of Alyssa's other artistic experience includes; Impact Artist Ambassador for Entertainment for Change, Education Intern at New York City Children's Theatre, Director of Operations for Broadway of Tomorrow, Young Ambassador at Seattle Theatre Group, Social Media/Outreach Manager for Bringing You Broadway, and much more. Alyssa's work has been featured by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Actor Aesthetic blog and podcast, Broadway World, Broadway Podcast Network, and more.

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Hi! My name is Alyssa Jiwani, and I am a multi-hyphenated artist from Seattle, WA, graduating Spring 2023 with a BFA in Drama minors and Educational Theatre and Applied Theatre at NYU Tisch/Steinhardt! I have grown up a huge lover of the arts--I started off with Bollywood dancing and Indian singing! I was always dancing, and everyone who knew me knew I loved the spotlight. I began taking choir and drama, I fell in love with theatre and musical theatre. As I grew older, I found myself not just loving being onstage/onscreen, but doing anything I could to be in the "room where it happens." I began directing, choreographing, teaching, and more! 

I an extremely passionate human - when I love something, I love it with my whole heart! Here is a fun list of some things I love: my family and friends, my dog named Gucci, everything Disney, Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk, Aladdin 2019, One Direction as a band and all 5 of them as solo artists, Taylor Swift, Bollywood songs and dance, rings, lavender, light yellow, emerald green, sparkles, Dippin' Dots, Broadway, theatre, and so much more. 

I am based in Seattle, WA / New York, NY / Vancouver, BC. 

I am so excited to continue my work in creating a theatre and entertainment industries that are diverse, inclusive, representative, and accessible. I believe that theatre is one of the most powerful, impactful methods of change and art in our world. I cannot wait to see what the future holds, and I hope to work with you! 

me and my younger sisters - my whole world!
me with the best parents ever!
the baby of our fam-gucci the pomeranian!
my mom, grandma, and baby me!
me at disneyland-truly the happiest place on earth!
cheesin' on film!
seeing harry styles on harryween dressed up as princess jasmine!
aladdin on broadway<3
new york baby!
always at a show with my best friend!
harry styles again<3
my favorite lil disney lovers!
playbill photos are a necessity
i love chocolate milk!
having a ball ;)
me, my sisters, and our almost-sisters in our aladdin 2019 tees!
can you tell how much i love theatre?
the bird girls!
me at a disney night having the time of my life!
like literally always at a show