Clarissa Allred

Clarissa A.

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Clarissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 18 and special needs

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Hey there! I'm passionate about the arts and I think you'll really enjoy taking lessons! I have over 17 years of performing experience and 5 years of teaching experience. As a spunky three-year-old, I would sing and dance to my dad's piano accompaniment at home. In my childhood, I would perform with my family at church functions. I had my first solo in a choir concert at school when I was 12. And since then, I have continued to perform solos at various athletic events, graduations, restaurants, and in competitions. I enjoy songwriting and recording covers of songs from a variety of music genres—including Pop, Christian, Adult Contemporary, R&B, Jazz, and Country. 

Some of the neat opportunities I have had as a performer include: winning the top 10 in a national vocal competition in 2015, where I was featured as a soloist on artist Jenny Phillips’ studio album; winning 2nd place at the American Idol Experience competition at Disney World in 2014; playing “Eve” in the musical Children of Eden, at BYU-Idaho in 2010, and "Sister Mary Robert" in the musical Sister Act, through community theatre in Montana in 2018. I had a callback film audition two years ago for the role of "Beth," in an adaptation of Little Women, but instead had the fun experience of being an extra, as well as playing the lead actress's double. I submitted my original song, "Believe," written for the movie, in a competition the movie producers held--and made the top 10. Also, in 2012, I was able to be an extra in a music video starring Alex Boyé and Carmen Rassmussen--and in 2017, I was a musical theatre judge for a high school regional drama competition in Utah.

I'm currently in my fourth year of teaching music part-time at a K-8th grade school in Montana, which involves directing the Christmas musicals each year.

​As a teacher, I will tailor my lessons around you, at your own pace, and will do my best to meet your individual needs as a student and performer. I am loving, creative, and meticulous--and great with children! We're going to have so much fun and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion for the arts with you!

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Music Teacher
Sep 2014 - Present
Zurich Elementary School (K-8th)

Created own curriculum; taught choral singing, rhythm instruments, basic music theory; directed Christmas musicals.

Musical Theatre Summer Camp Teacher
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Private Academy of the Performing Arts (self-employed)

Instructed kids ages 3-13 in music, theatre, and dance; directed dance recital.

Dance Teacher
Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
Red Rock Dance Company

Taught girls ages 3-8 Jazz and Ballet; choreographed dances for recital.

Respite Care Provider
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
Central Coast Kids and Families

Cared for 10-year-old boy with autism (along with his two younger brothers)

Theatre Intern
Aug 2011 - Nov 2011
School of Dramatic Arts

Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel, CA

Co-taught variety of musical, theatrical, and kinesthetic exercises to elementary school-aged students


Bachelor's Degree in University Studies with Emphases in Theatre, Music, and Art
Jan 2009 - Apr 2013
Brigham Young University-Idaho


Fluent / Native Proficiency


“Most Likely to Receive an Acting Contract"
Mar 2010
Theatre professor, Hyrum Conrad - BYU-Idaho


American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Aug 2017

The American Alliance for Theatre & Education serves and inspires a growing collective of theatre artists, educators, and scholars committed to transforming young people and communities through the theatre arts.

Photos & Videos

Photo by Clarissa A.

From my K-8th grade music students. So sweet! (2016)

Photo by Clarissa A.

"Eve" in Children of Eden at BYU-Idaho, 2010

Creepy Raggedy Ann doll in Mary Poppins, 2016

American Idol Experience at Disney World, 2014

Recording at the studio after winning national vocal competition (2015)

On the movie set of Little Women as the photo double for "Jo"! (played by Sarah Davenport). "Marmee" is played by Lea Thompson! (2017)

On set with High School Musical and Switched at Birth star, Lucas Grabeel, who plays "Laurie," in a modern adaption of Little Women! (2017)
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Wendy Aug 7, 2017
Acting · Online

I loved how friendly and personable that Clarissa was. Her passion for the arts was evident as she taught. The techniques and tips she shared were very informative and helpful. She had me do various exercises and activities that made it an overall enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Clarissa as a teacher!

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