Alessandra Valea Vaganek
Alessandra was born and raised in central New Jersey. It is safe to say that her dance and theatrical training began whilst in the womb since her mother is a choreographer & dance studio owner of 35+ years. Since she was a little girl she has cultivated a strong love of dance, theatre and music and it has continued to thrive throughout her life. Alessandra is also a certified dance instructor through Dance Educators of America, an aspiring choreographer and a certified SCUBA diver! ;-) She graduated Cum Laude from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre in May 2013. In 2016 she co-founded, a non-profit production company, Uptown Arts Collaborative, with fellow Boston Conservatory alumnae, Kathleen LaMagna and Laura Graczyk. UAC's goal is to re-imagine and create work through diverse collaboration and through the education of young artists. Alessandra is a dance teacher in the NJ/NY area, a choreographer/director and a performer currently living in NYC with her writer boyfriend, Tom and their beautiful puppy, Lucy. Always looking forward to the journeys ahead!