Alyssa Manguiat is from Mason, Ohio and began training with the Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy at the age of 7, where she trained under Sarah Hairston, Dawn Kelly, and Zack Grubbs. During her time in the Academy she performed a number of roles in Cincinnati Ballet productions as part of the Children’s Cast, such as Clara in Victoria Morgan’s The Nutcracker, the Changeling Child in Victoria Morgan’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and multiple roles in Septime Webre’s Alice. She rounded out her training at summer intensives at CPYB, Boston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, where she attended four summers on scholarship.
Alyssa joined Cincinnati Ballet Academy’s Professional Training Division in 2017, where she performed in Victoria Morgan’s Romeo and Juliet, George Balanchine’s Serenade, and as the Principal Girl in Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht. She then joined Cincinnati Ballet’s Second Company – CB2 in 2018, where she performed in Septime Webre’s Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz, Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty, and Adam Hougland’s Rite of Spring. She also performed in Cincinnati Ballet’s Family Series as a Sister, a Rose, and Beauty’s Dream Double in Beauty and the Beast and Princess Kalila in Aladdin. Alyssa’s last performance with CB2 was in February 2020 as a Cygnet in Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake. She was then offered a contract as an Apprentice with the Company for the 2020-2021 Season. Alyssa is so excited to join the Company she has worked with her whole life and is looking forward to this upcoming season.