Alyssa Smith

Alyssa S.

Okemos, MI

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Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Alyssa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

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Hello there! My name is Alyssa Smith and I’ve been a choreographer and dance instructor for 5 years. I have danced ever since I was three years old, which allowed me to develop my career path at a young age.

I have an extensive range of genres that I’ve studied under including: ballet, Cecchetti, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, commercial dance, pointe, and ballroom. I attended Grand Valley State University where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Dance in 2016. This degree has allowed me to book auditions, perform at concerts, and book my first movie (Pitchfork) in 2015. Currently, I am working with one of the lead choreographers in the industry, Glenn Douglas Packard, where I choreograph commercial dance to elite individuals for videography purposes. Dance is my passion and I want to be able to create that same feeling in the students I teach!

In addition to dance, I also have an extensive love for health and wellness. In 2016, I took it upon myself to study independently for a personal training certification through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). With this certification, I have been able to grow a clientele of 40 people and have started my own LLC, Alyssa Lenay Fitness. I am more than willing to educate people on the effects of a healthy lifestyle and what it takes to maintain one!

My personality is pretty energetic and bubbly compared to most traditional teachers. There is an advantage to this, in that I can guarantee that you or your child will learn in a positive and fun environment. I hope to meet you soon!

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Sep 2012 - Aug 2017
Rhythm Dance Center

Taught and choreographed various dance styles to a range of students.

Personal Trainer
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Family Fitness

Helped clients achieve their personal health and wellness goals.


A.S. in Nursing
Aug 2017 - Present
Lansing Community College
B.A. in Dance, B.B.A. (Minor) in General Business
Aug 2012 - Apr 2016
Grand Valley State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Personal Trainer
Dec 2016
National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM)

CPR/AED Certification
Dec 2016
Red Cross of America


Dean’s List
Apr 2016
Grand Valley State University

Photos & Videos

The videos posted on my page are for artistic purposes and display my choreography for commercial dance.
This is when I taught auditions for the INstitute of Dancers in June 2017. (Pictured bottom center)

This is the studio where most of my choreographing process takes place. Glenn Douglas Packard (pictured center) and myself (pictured left).

With one of my clients after her personal training session.

This video that I filmed and choreographed was selected to be placed at the Film Festival at Grand Valley State University in 2014
(Pictured bottom center)


4 Reviews

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Jessica Nov 8, 2017
Dance ·

Alyssa is a rock star! She excels in all she does and is a great fit for lessons from dance to academics.

Delusion Nov 8, 2017
Dance · In studio

Very knowledgeable on dance techniques, form, dynamics, and musicality.

Also a beyond creative choreographer. She really feels the songs and combines great athleticism with sass and personality.

Every piece she puts out is a story and I'd highly recommend her.

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Carli Nov 8, 2017

In just the couple months I have been working with Alyssa I am already noticing major improvement in myself and my dancing. I am loosing fat, gaining muscle, and am able to control my body in my dancing more. She is very motivational, easy to talk to, and is constantly pushing me. She understands my goals and knows exactly what to do to help me achieve them. I love working out and taking dance classes from her! :)

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Bella Nov 8, 2017
Dance ·

Alyssa is so kind and energetic! She pushes you to be your best and with her, you always want to give her your all. I saw major improvements in my commercial and hip hop styles after just a few weeks with her! She demands you to be full out and use your full range of motion. I left every class dripping sweat and feeling accomplished and amazing. I can’t wait to keep working with her in the future.

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