Alyse Romano grew up dancing in the Bay Area and attended summer courses with ABT and Joffrey Ballet. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied primarily under Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colahan, and Valerie Huston with focus on ballet, modern, improvisation, and choreography. As part of the UCSB Dance Company, Alyse toured California, New York, and Italy with works by Peter Pucci, Donald McKayle, and Jose Limon.
With a full scholarship granted by the Arnhold Foundation, she attended the Dance Education Laboratory for dance teachers in New York. Alyse has choreographed ballet and contemporary ensemble pieces for youth dance programs in the Bay Area and has created solo and group contemporary pieces for competitions including Youth American Grand Prix.
Alyse performed in Santa Barbara and New York with Selah Dance Collective and locally in San Francisco and Mountain View with the Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble. Alyse danced with Bay Pointe Ballet Company under the direction of Bruce Steivel for three seasons appearing in Dracula, Peter Pan, and The Nutcracker and a few other productions. She has performed principal roles as a guest dancer for school productions of The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, and La Bayadere. She continues to dance professionally with No Strings Attached Dance Company under the direction of Lissa Resnick. A mover all her life, Alyse loves to share her love of movement with others through teaching.