Meet Talissa Bavaresco

Native of Paraná - Brazil, Talissa Bavaresco is a New York based Dancer and Choreographer with domain under Classical Ballet, Cunningham and Muller Polarity Techniques as well as the Theater and Commercial worlds. 

She was the very first Brazilian to graduate from the Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz & Contemporary Trainee Program – in New York City - under the directions of Michael Blake, Mia Michaels and Angelica Stiskin, on a four years full merit scholarship. She then furthered her studies at the Jennifer Muller/The Works’ Scholarship-Apprentice Program for two years.

Talissa’s performance repertoire includes dance companies such as Keigwin + Company, The Joffrey Ensemble, Buglisi Dance Theater, Humans Collective, Jazz Ain’t Dead and KR3T’S Dance Company; as well as independent works by professionals like Nicole Wolcott, Tyler Gilstrap, Gabrielle Lamb, Patrick O’Brien, Manuel Vignoulle, Mark Caserta, Bradley Shelver, Tiffany Rae-Fisher, Timothy Edwards, Peter Pucci and many more. In 2017, Talissa was selected to Workshop with the Merce Cunningham Trust for future projects.

She has performed live with artist Kimbra at the Park Avenue Armory Gala (2017) in a work set by Larry Keigwin. Talissa has also worked for artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness in the music video for his single ‘So Close’ (2017), and with artist Ivan Modoni/Oriion for his music video for ‘Indigo’ (2014). She worked as a featured performer at the PANORAMA Music Festival (2017, 2018) in NYC with The Windmill Factory and has also worked with JoiLynn Moves/JoiLynn Productions on concept videos and in flash mobs in partnership with Flash Mob America. Talissa had the honor of performing with Buglisi Dance Theater at the Table of Silence Project (2018) in a touching ritual for peace in memory of 9/11. In 2012, Talissa was awarded 1st Place alongside Merit Award by the Festival de Danza del Mercosur, in the pas de deux category for her role as Colombina in Balanchiene’s Harlequinade.

Talissa made her debut as a professional choreographer at the 2017 DUMBO Dance Festival and her choreography has since been showcased at Dixon Place’s “8 in Show”, The New York Jazz Choreography Project, Williamsburg Art neXus (WAXworks), HATCH Presenting Series (Fall & Spring Series), National Choreography Month (NACHMO), Holi Hai Festival NYC, Uptown Rising and Flair Entertainment Spring Gala (2018). Her works have taken over NYC’s venues such as The Martha Graham Studio Theater, Symphony Space, The Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, The Mark O’Donell Theater at The Actors Fund, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, The 14th Street Y Theater and The Riverside Church Theater.

Other than teaching in various schools and companies in Brazil and the U.S., Talissa has also produced and done stage-managing for various Shows in New York. She has extensive knowledge and skills in Performing Arts Administration and has worked administratively for Jennifer Muller/The Works (2017-2018) and The Joffrey School (2015-2018).

Talissa is a proud polyglot, nature lover and photography enthusiast!



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