We had the good fortune of connecting with Alysa Gutierrez-Sierra and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alysa, why did you pursue a creative career?
When I grow I want to be an actress, a singer, a choreographer, creative director, etc. I want to do it all. I love being able to be creative and express myself. I chose a creative career because I feel this is who I am. Since I was a baby I loved music. I danced before I could even walk. I was singing before I could even talk.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I was born in New Jersey. I moved to California when I was 9 years old. I am 11 years old now. Since my move, I have danced for Meghan Trainor, Rosalita, Travis Scott, Gwen Stefani, DJ Khaled, Dani Leigh, etc. I also play the character “Star”, on the show Mani from Brattv. I am very proud of my accomplishments, I love doing what I do. I learned that it takes a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. I train hard when I am not working on a set. I set goals for myself and try very hard to come close to getting them. I want people to know that you should never give up on your dreams. I never thought I would achieve all those goals I did when I first moved here. I am so grateful for those experiences. I’ll never forget them.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my best friend to see the stars because I know everyone from Jersey is very excited to see that when they come to California. We would probably go to the grove. There are so many wonderful places to eat at the grove. I am very simple so I would let her pick. I would also like to take my friend to a dance class at millennium dance complex or tmillytv studio.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Monsters of hip hop dance convention staff is like family to me. They believed in me before I got my first job. They showed me lots of support. The staff goes above and beyond unlike any other convention. I am so blessed to be the first monsters of hip hop kids cast. It is something I will never forget.