Alissa Pegram was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She began her training in classical ballet at the Ballet School of Couer D' Alene, Idaho under the instruction of Ceci Klein, specializing in the Vaganova technique. She moved to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts, and has recently graduated with a BFA in dance. She has worked with a number of local choreographers, such as Wade Madsen, Deb Wolf, Veronica Lee Baik, and Corrie Befort. Alissa has also performed as a backup dancer on various stages (including the Sasquatch Festival main stage) with the band Thunderpussy.