Alyssa Gramer


What do you love most about your job?
Laughing with the kids in my classes! I love when we’re in class together working hard, having fun, making connections, and learning and growing, but it’s extra special when we can laugh together through it all.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Running, exercising, making great food, reading, hanging out with my family.
What are 3 fun facts about you?
1. Proud to be the self-acclaimed “Fastest Shoe-Tyer in the West”
2. my oldest pair of tap shoes is signed by Gregory Hines, Fayard Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, and Buster Rhymes (and I met and danced with each of them!)
3. I saw Ms. Danielle in the musical “Ragtime” when we were both kids, long before we met each other or worked together at Stagelight!
Why did you choose to pursue a career in your field?
I grew up as a competitive dancer, studied dance in college, taught dance in public Ed for five years before opening the studio… it’s what I’ve always done and what I was born to do!
If you weren’t a teacher, what other job could you see yourself pursuing?
Project management or something with nutrition/fitness.
What’s your favorite musical, movie, and/or show?
Fave movie: Pride and Prejudice; fave musical: Rent; Fave show: The Office


Co-Owner | Tap & Combo

Alyssa Gramer is Co-Owner and an Instructor at Stagelight Performing Arts. She earned a BA from Chapman University in Advertising with a Minor in Graphic Design and a Teaching Credential in Physical Education/Dance from Cal State Fullerton. Her performance credits include Disney and Fullerton Civic Light Opera. She has extensive experience in teaching, choreography, and show direction.

“One of my earliest memories is of something that happened during first grade: during recess, I would gather my friends and teach them different dances. Looking back, I can see that that set the foundation of what would be a lifelong role as a teacher. Participating in dance and musical theatre as a child gave me the focus, determination, confidence and bravery it took to land many successful performance and teaching jobs. Arts classes have allowed me to be creative and keep a healthy perspective on what is important in life. I truly believe that the performing arts should play a crucial role in every child’s life.” – Alyssa Gramer

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