Height: 5'4" | 165 cm
Weight: 55 kg | 122 lbs
Language: English | French | Spanish
Main Disciplines: Aerial Hoop | Contortion | Hula Hoop
Other Disciplines: Floor Acro | Acro-dance | Dance | Theatre
Alyssa Bunce is a multidisciplinary circus artist with a DEC diploma from the National Circus School in Montreal, Quebec. She specializes in Aerial Hoop, with minors in contortion and hula hoop. Alyssa has experience in floor acrobatics, partner and group acrobatics, acro-dance, classical and contemporary dance, movement research, and theatre.
in_between — Helsinki, Finland, 2020 - Present
Creation and performance of a contemporary circus show with Finnish/French company Circo Aereo. Directed by Maksim Komaro, to be performed at the Chameleon theatre in Berlin. In this production Alyssa performs contortion, aerial hoop, solo and group acrobatics; and debuts her original research on three aerial hoops.
Variété de Mujeres — San Pancho, Mexico, 2021 - Present
Alyssa performs frequently in multi genre variety shows in San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico. Joined by an international collective of female identifying artists; continually creating shows that include dance, theatre, and contemporary circus.
Act conception and coaching for Sancho — San Pancho, Mexico, February - March 2020
Conception and coaching of circus acts (Aerial Hoop, Dance, Acrobatics) for the production Sancho, a youth circus show directed by Fernand Rainville, and Gilles Ste Croix, for Circo de Los Niños; a not-for-profit social circus program in San Pancho, Mexico.
Ou Vont Les Fleurs — Montreal, Quebec, May 29th - June 9th 2019
Creation and performance in Montreal, Quebec, directed by Alain Francoeur and Marie-Josée Gauthier. Alyssa performed hula hoop, contortion, dance, and theatre. Ou Vont les Fleurs played to sold-out audiences at the TOHU.
Équilibres Déséquilibré — Montreal, Quebec, November 9th - 12th 2018
Contortion, hula hoop, dance, and acting in a circus directed by Michel G. Barette. Performed at the Salle Bourgie to mark the opening of the Alexander Calder Arts exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum of Montreal.
Saint John’s International Circus Festival — Saint Johns, Newfoundland, September 26th - 29th 2018
Alyssa presented an original aerial hoop act accompanied by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra; for the debut year of the international festival.
Les Minutes Completement Cirque: PHÉNIX — Montreal, Quebec, July 5th - 15th 2018
Street production directed by Anthony Venisse and choreographed by and choreographed by Lucie Vigneault, part of the International Festivale Complement Cirque in Montreal. Performed consistently for two weeks, yielding audiences of up to 7000 spectators. Alyssa participated in duo contortion, group and solo acrobatics, and dance.
Sapience — Montreal, Quebec, May 25th - June 14th 2018
Creation and performance a full length spectacle directed by Anthony Venisse and choreographed by Lucie Vigneault. Alyssa performed contortion, aerial-hoop, dance and acrobatics, for two weeks at the TOHU in Montreal.
Ytilaer — Montreal, Quebec, June 2nd - 6th 2017
Contortion, dance and acrobatics in a 20 minute pre-show animation directed by Michael Watts, performed at the TOHU, in Montreal Quebec.
Petite Piece a la Verticale — Montreal, Quebec, June 2nd - 5th 2016
Contortion, acrobatics, dance, aerial hoop. Directed by Anthony Venisse, a 45 minute circus production, performed at the National Circus School in Montreal, Quebec.
Council of the Federation Performance — Whitehorse, Yukon, July 21st 2016
Hosted by the Yukon Arts Centre and the Yukon Government, curated to provide entertainment for Canada’s Premiers. Alyssa performed an original Aerial Hoop act accompanied by Canadian singer-songwriter, Sarah Macdougall.
Principals List and Special Merit Student at Vanier Catholic Secondary
Scholarship for Western University, Ontario
Graduate of the Cirques Études Secondaires programme at National Circus School in Montreal, Quebec.
Graduate of the DEC collegial studies program in 2019 at National Circus School in Montreal, Quebec.
Trilingual; English, French and Spanish.
*For references, please contact Alyssa directly.
Alyssa is a Canadian circus artist currently based out of Nayarit, Mexico.