Alissa Cardone is an interdisciplinary movement artist. She has performed, taught and toured nationally and internationally in Russia, Armenia, Belgium, France and Japan where trainings with Min Tanaka (Body Weather Farm), and research & performance engagements with 'Nijinski of Butoh' Akira Kasai were galvanizing. A core member of Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works (1998-2003), she has worked with Ann Carlson, Elaine Summers, Yoshito Ohno, Nora Chipaumire, and others. Her dance making, curating and mentorship initiatives have garnered support from institutions including Asian Cultural Council, the LEF Foundation, Open Society Institute and New England Foundation for the Arts. She holds an MFA from UCLA's Department of World Arts & Cultures, and is recipient of the Elaine Krown-Klein Fine Arts Scholarship and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Performing Arts Award (2009-10).