Sophie Lyssy was born in Laguna Hills, CA and moved to Austin,TX at a young age. She began taking dance classes at Alisa’s Dance Academy at the age of 5 and was invited to join the esteemed Austin’s Dance Elite at age 7. She became a member of the prestigious pre-professional program, Protégée at the age of 13 and continued to grow in her passion and love for dance. Sophie has won numerous awards including “Star Student of the Year” at Alisa’s Dance Academy, and has participated in many solo roles including “Clara” in the Nutcracker Spectacular. Sophie is now Captain of the Westlake Hyline Dance team at Westlake High School. She is beyond excited to share her love for teaching and passion for dance as an instructor at Alisa’s Dance Academy.