MEET AnGELISA GILLYARD - CHOREOGRAPHER
Angelisa Gillyard Angelisa is a choreographer, director, and photographer in Washington, DC. She is excited to be working again with Ally Theatre Company. Most recently Angelisa choreographed The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington (Ally Theatre Company). In addition, her choreography for Abduction from the Seraglio (In Series), was recognized as one of the “Best of 2013” by DC Metro Theatre Arts. Other productions Angelisa has choreographed for local high schools and colleges include Footloose, Ain’t Misbehavin', Once on This Island, The Wiz, Purlie, Dreamgirls, and Bubbling Brown Sugar. She has directed readings and productions for Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, University of Maryland, and Freshh Theatre Inc., among others. She has been an assistant director at Signature Theatre, Center Stage Theatre, Constellation Theatre Company, and Studio Theatre. As a photographer, Angelisa specializes in photographing live performance and special events. Her photos can be seen in numerous publications including the Washington Post, DC Metro Theatre Arts, DC Theatre Scene and The Washington Times. She holds a BS from Spelman College, MBA from GA Tech and PhD in business from The Ohio State University. Visit her website www.angelisa.photos for more information.