About the Artist
Alyssa Batsakis is an EMC actor, singer, youth director and teaching artist who works locally in the Philadelphia and NYC area. She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from The University of the Arts. Alyssa is a classically trained actor and legit soprano with a crude contemporary sensibility, making her easily able to adapt her performance style from stage to screen and from genre to genre. As a youth director and teaching artist, Alyssa hopes to help each individual student find their own unique artistic voice, not focusing on one teaching method, but instead allowing each student to inspire a unique approach suited for their own specific needs and desires.
Originally from the small town of Cleves, Ohio (at the south-west corner of the state), Alyssa grew up wondering what was beyond the small town with a population of only about 3,000 people. Coming from a Greek and Kentucky-rooted family she grew up infused with both European and Southern culture from a young age and because of this, Alyssa has become a brassy, quirky and unbound artist with a thirst for knowledge about the world and all of it's cultures, especially when it comes to her art-making.
When she isn't performing or teaching, you can find Alyssa trying out new gluten free recipes in the kitchen, binge watching something on Netflix, playing with strangers' dogs in the dog park or attempting to sew something together.
A Gentleman's Guide to love and Murder
Ritz Theatre Co.
"For theatre fans who enjoy operatic vocals, this show is a must see. Musical director Michael J. Weaver worked with a trio of talented performers. Sophie Jones (as Sibella), Mariel Rosati (as Phoebe) and Alyssa Batsakis (as Miss Barley) all performed superb vocals with a challenging score."
- Kevin Stephany, Critique Compendium