ALICIA CUTAIA is a celebrated dancer, instructor, choreographer, fire performer, and harness aerialist. She earned her BFA as a double major in Classical Ballet and Jazz with honors from Point Park University in Pennsylvania. Cutaia’s training was furthered as a scholarship recipient at Hubbard Street Dance, North Carolina Dance Theater and River North Dance Company. She has worked with and performed pieces by many renowned choreographers from all over the world including Lauren Edson, Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland, Ron De Jesus, Gina Patterson, Lar Lubovitch, Louis Falco, Michael Foley, Keisha Lalama, Joel Hall, Lou Conte, Daniel Gwirtzman, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Daniel Ezralow, Choo-San Goh, Alan Hineline, Harrison McEldowney, Kevin O’Day, Frances Patrelle, David Storey, Margo Sappington, Christian Holder and Bianca Sapetto. Cutaia has spent over 15 years touring internationally with professional dance companies, acting as rehearsal director, costume manager and company dancer with Eisenhower Dance Detroit, as well as a company dancer with Hubbard Street Dance (Chicago), Giordano Jazz Dance (Chicago), and BodyVox (Portland. Along her journey, she fell in love with circus performance and became a professional fire dancer and harness aerialist, which she moved on to perform both locally in Portland and around the world.