Alyssa Parnell joined the Brilla team as the Middle School Dance Teacher in 2021. She attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from The Ohio State University in 2017 with focuses on dance education, composition, and performance. She has served NYC students through the art of dance since 2019. She was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. When Ms. Parnell isn’t teaching, she enjoys listening to music, trying new restaurants, practicing yoga, and taking trips to the beach.

“Miracles happen all the time. We’re here, aren’t we?”

- Marilyn Nelson
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