About Alissa

french press logoWeb Designer

I design and code professional and non-profit websites. I specialize in elegant, minimal, fast-loading responsive sites that offer users a simple, effortless experience on desktop devices, tablets and smartphones.

My eclectic skill set enables me to manage the entire process from concept to upkeep. I am experienced in UX design, branding, photography, development from scratch and utilizing several content management systems, SEO, social media integration, and content development.

I spent four years as the project manager for one of the top mobile development companies in the US. I have watched the mobile web industry trends and best practices in depth since 2010 and started developing Google AMP Project compliant pages in 2016.

I have developed websites for companies in the medical, leisure, health & fitness, and business professional industries.

alissa cleo dancerDancer

I have been passionate about kinesthetics and movement since my first gymnastics class at 6. In 2005, I help found a Lindy Hop club at my High School. I started Salsa in 2006, and began teaching and performing Cuban Salsa in 2015. In 2014, I started sultry Blues, smooth West Coast Swing, connected Micro, and empathetic Zouk.

Partner dance is about efficient communication of momentum, direction, and weight distribution; about mood, frame, and tension; and about comfort, respect, and vulnerability. How do you share these with your partner and correctly interpret their communication? A clear conversation is what makes a dance work, and what makes a dance great.

My eclectic background allows me to explore the similarities between movements in different styles, what makes movements happen, what sets them apart stylistically. This has been invaluable for teaching fusion, a style I love for its openness to expression, musicality, exploration and vulnerability.

I started hosting and DJing partner dance events in 2014. Whether teaching privates, leading large groups, organizing social dance nights, or DJing conferences, I love interacting with humans, music and movement at all levels.

More about dance instruction, event hosting and DJing

alissa cleo artistArtist

I dabble in sketching, pencil and ink, and watercolor art. I love to incorporate analog, organic, natural elements into my digital art and design. Digital design mimicks nature rather than transcending it, so I enjoy allowing more natural mediums to influence and inform my synthetic creations.

Watercolor art on Behance

Watercolor and Sketches on Instagram @watercolor.alissa