Alisa is thrilled to be teaching at NEYT. She recently relocated to Brattleboro from New York City. As a performer, Alisa has appeared on Broadway in the original cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie (Alice), Grease! (Frenchy), and in the original cast of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (Silly Girl). Some of her favorite regional and stock roles include Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (Theatre-By-The-Sea), Judy in A Chorus Line (Stages St. Louis), and Her/Barb in Romance/Romance (Fulton Opera House). Other theatre credits include shows at Paper Mill Playhouse, Seven Angels Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita and the Goodspeed Opera House. She is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory Of Music with a BFA in Musical Theatre.
Her teaching credits include private voice, dance, acting, and musical theatre. She has taught at The Studio New Canaan, Music Theatre Connecticut, the Emelin Theatre, Theatre Arts Center in Queens, as well as countless Master Classes and Workshops.
Not only does she love teaching and performing she is also a lyricist and book writer. An alum of the prestigious BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, she wrote book and lyrics for the new concert version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with composer Bob Christianson which had its world premiere at the Baltimore Symphony in 2011. She also wrote an original song (music and lyrics) for the Weston Playhouse production of Stuart Little. For television she has written lyrics, with composer Stephen Sislen, for the Disney Channel's Johnny And The Sprites. Her cabaret songs have been performed at various venues around New York City and beyond including Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub and most recently in Dayton, OH at Encore Theatre Company’s Big Fat Concert Series.
Instructor Aurora Corsano has danced in the work of post-modern choreographers Yoshiko Chuma, Mary O'Donnel Fulkerson and Angus Balbernie in Europe and New York. She also danced with the New York City based performance company, “Pink Inc” and toured with them throughout the US for large scale events such as the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving 1/2 time show and for the Whitney Museum’s Events.
She performed improvisation and her choreography through out the Netherlands and Spain in collaboration with the composer, Hilary Jeffery. She was six months in residency at STEIM, an center in Amsterdam for the development of human/technology interface in the arts.
Aurora founded Luminz in 2003 and has presented work at Movement Research’s Open Performance Series, Chashama Theater and Here in New York City and in venues in Vermont and Canada. She opened Luminz Studio dance and performing Arts Center in 2005 and holds performances, workshops and for training in all forms of dance for the local, regional and international dance community.
Becky graduated from Colgate University and has a Masters in Ed. from Lesley College. She has lived in the Brattleboro area for more than 25 years. She is the founder and director of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, for whom she has arranged many choral works. Becky is the music director for the Putney School's musicals, has been deeply involved in the Brattleboro Music Center's Camp Allegro for many years, and teaches music at Academy School. She has directed Annie and The Music Man with Stephen Stearns.