Alyssa Martin is a choreographer, director and performance maker. Her work blurs the lines of theatre and dance in saucy conversation with her modern dance influences. Alyssa founded the company, Rock Bottom Movement, in 2012, and the group has since been graciously recognized with multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the Canadian Stage Award for Direction. Alongside her collaborators, she has created new work in residence at The Banff Centre, Canadian Stage, Toronto Dance Theatre and The Stratford Festival Lab. She recently premiered her first feature-length dance film, Bin Chicken, created with Toronto Dance Theatre. Bin Chicken was her first collaboration with Morgan-Paige Melbourne who collaborated on the work as a pianist performing Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata. Alyssa approaches her dance with high-energy mischief and a deep consideration for the audiences who come to play. She was an Emerging Director in Residence at Canadian Stage, and is currently the Artist in Residence at Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. She is endlessly inspired and motivated by her students at Ryerson University’s School of Performance and George Brown Dance.