@
2017
Alyssa
Seasons
2
Age:
20
Occupation:
Student
Hometown:
Ottawa, ON
College/University:
University of Ottawa

Favorite Movie:

Pitch Perfect

Favorite Musician/Band:

Selena Gomez

Favorite Restaurant:

Lone Star Texas Grill

Favorite Article of Clothing:

Leggings

Favorite Phone App:

Instagram

Favorite Cartoon Character:

Hello Kitty

Favorite TV Show:

Dance Moms

Favorite Charity:

ALS Society of Canada

Favorite Junk Food Weakness:

Nutella

Favorite Celebrity Crush:

Channing Tatum


What is your Dream Job?

A star on Broadway

What is your Biggest Fear?

Mice

Do you have any Pets?

Yes! I have a little Westie named Bianca Neve. Her name means “Snow White” in Italian.

Who is the Most Inspirational Person in your Life?

The most inspirational person in my life is my grandfather, Nonno Pierino. He was my biggest fan and now my guardian angel. As a young man, Nonno left his village in Italy with hopes and dreams of starting a new life and prospering in Canada. He taught my family the enriching values of being Italo-Canadians. In February 2000, Nonno Pierino was diagnosed with ALS. He passed away in March that very same year. He fought this terrible disease with courage and dignity. My family has raised over $110,000 for the ALS Society of Canada. We are spokespersons for this charity and have also written the theme song “I Celebrate All That You Are”. My Nonno Pierino will forever inspire me.

What is your Dream Vacation Destination?

My dream vacation destination is Italy. I’ve never been before and I would love to visit all of my relatives and where my grandparents grew up!

What is One Thing Most People Would be Surprised to Know About You?

I am a local entertainer, vocalist and irish/jazz/tap dancer. I have also performed and competed as a vocalist and dancer in Montreal, Toronto, Disney World, Nashville and New York City. I was invited to sing the national anthems at an Ottawa Senators vs New Jersey Devils hockey game. I am honoured to sing our national anthem at various events and grand openings in Ottawa.

Do you have any Nicknames?

My mom calls me “pupuccia”. It’s a term of endearment in Italian, meaning “baby doll.”

Name one Person Dead or Alive you Would Like to Have a Dinner Party With and Why.

I would love to have a dinner party with Leighton Meester. Her character on Gossip Girl is classy, organized and always knows how to plan a dinner or a ball!

Finish this Statement: I am most proud of…

I am most proud of winning a $12,000 scholarship to the University of Ottawa. French immersion students across Canada were asked to submit a video on how French immersion changed their life. I am honoured that my video was chosen as the first place winner. I am in the Honours BA with a specialization in Second Language Teaching-French Immersion Program. I wish to continue my studies in Ottawa as I hope to one day become a French Immersion teacher.

What is your Dancing/Cheer Background and Experience?

I started Irish dancing with the Sue Fay Healy School of Traditional Irish Dance when I was 5 years old. I was at the national championship level when I decided to focus more on musical theatre. I then performed in 4 productions with the Orpheus Musical Theatre Society. Throughout my years of singing and dancing with The PopShop, I took on the role of Dance Captain. I started a cheer and dance team when I was in high school and to this day, they are still competing. I was part of the Ottawa 67’s Cheer and Dance Team from 2013-2015. I was selected to be the captain of the Ottawa 67’s Cheer and Dance Team for the 2014-2015 season. Now I am the Assistant Coach of the 67’s Cheer Team. I was a dancer on the Ottawa Redblacks Cheer and Dance Team for the 2015 season.

Why did you Decide to Audition for the REDBLACKS Cheerleading and Dance Team?

I decided to audition for the Ottawa Redblacks Cheer and Dance Team again this year because last season was everything I imagined it would be and more! When I stepped on the field for the first time and heard the fans roar and saw the lights shining bright, my heart pounded with excitement. I also enjoyed representing all of Ottawa’s amazing football fans and our nation’s capital at the 103rd Grey Cup in Winnipeg. Not only did we come together as a team, but we truly became a family!