Alyssa as Miss Barley in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder at The Ritz Theatre Co.
Alyssa in a commercial for Wasabi Technologies
Alyssa as Laura in Beehive, The 60s Musical at The Media Theatre
About the Artist
Alyssa Batsakis (she/her) is a professional actor, vocalist, host, & acting coach, currently based in the Cincinnati area.
Originally from a small town right outside Cincinnati, raised by a big Greek and Midwestern family, Alyssa relocated to the East Coast for about a decade in the early party of her career. During that time she received her training and education from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she earned her BFA in Musical Theater, with Honors and the highest GPA in her theater school's graduating class.
While studying at UArts and in the early part of her career, Alyssa dipped her toes in whatever artistic endeavors she could - getting a mix of experience on acting, teaching artist and directing contracts. She received additional training with masterclasses and workshops at The London Academy of Dramatic Arts for Shakespeare performance and The Royal Conservatoire in Scotland for Contemporary performance. She performed at prestigious venues such as the off-broadway theatre, Ars Nova in NYC and worked as an actor & teaching artist at well-known companies such as, The Walnut Street Theatre and The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
During the pandemic, Alyssa moved to the Boston area for a short time and decided to expand her career more on-screen, as well. She took a break from theater contracts and worked on several commercials, film, tv & industrial projects while there, as both an actor and host. She also continued to expand her own virtual acting coaching business.
Recently, Alyssa returned to her home city of Cincinnati to continue her career on screen and stage, having recently signed with Heyman Talent Agency for theatrical film/tv, commercial and hosting representation exclusively in the IN/OH/KY markets. With the Cincinnati area continuing to grow it's film community (it was even voted one of the best spots for filmmakers in 2023 for a second consecutive year!!), Alyssa is excited to see how her career can continue to expand here.
Alyssa also recently opened a non-profit regional theater and arts organization in the Cincinnati area called The Ghostlight Stage Company, where she is now serving as a Co-Founder and CEO. The Ghostlight believes in accessible, affordable art for all to enjoy, mentoring and fostering young talent, and inclusive storytelling ranging from reinventing old classics for the modern audience to cutting edge new works by Cincinnati playwrights.
You can learn more about her current projects here.
A few organizations she is passionate about include: American Civil Liberties Union, PFLAG, The Human Rights Campaign & Women Helping Women.
In her free time she enjoys hosting dinner parties, game nights, traveling and spending quality time with her husband, family and friends.