On screen, Alysa Gutierrez-Sierra has appeared in new series Love XO this year and she plays Abby in Charmers and Star in Mani, both of which are shown on Brat. As a dancer, Alysa has performed with many celebrities including Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor and Pharrell, and she choreographs her own routines, which she regularly shares on her social medias. Alysa has worked on Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards, and she will be continuing her career as both an actor and dancer. We talked to Alysa about playing Abby in Charmers, working with Brat and her ongoing dance career.
Can you tell us about the new series Love XO and what is it like to work on?
I love working with Love XO, they are the sweetest staff. I love being a part of their videos because they always have a great message to teach kids about kindness, love, and respect. Their stories are ones that people can relate to.
You play Abby in Charmers, what is she like to play and what do you enjoy most about the character?
I like that Abby is so sassy. She is a loyal friend. She wears cute accessories.
How is it being part of the cast and what is it like on set?
I love being part of the Charmers cast because I love the cast. They are all so talented. The staff for Brat TV is one of the best staffs I’ve ever worked for.
Can you tell us about playing Star in Mani and do you have any stand-out highlights from your time playing her?
Star is a star lol. She’s a dancer like me. She’s very concerned about her fellow friends and teachers. My favourite episode was the dance competition.
What is it like working with Brat and how did you start your career with them?
I am so grateful to Brat TV for giving me the opportunity to work with them. They believed in me and gave me a chance. They contacted me through email.
How do you find the experience attending award ceremonies such as the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards?
I love working on award shows like Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards or Radio Disney Music Awards because I get to meet celebrities. I will never forget the time I was walking to talent holding and I ran into one of my favourite actors – Will Smith. I couldn’t believe it was him. He said hello and I was so shocked. He was so nice.
We understand as a dancer you have performed for artists including Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor and Pharrell, can you say more about this?
Every artist I have worked for has been super nice. They are an inspiration to me. I hope I can be an inspiration to kids one day.
Where does your love of dance come from and how did you start?
My mom says I was dancing in her belly when she would play music. I was dancing before I could walk. I just always loved music.
What is it like interacting with your followers on your social medias and seeing the response to your dance videos?
I love all my followers. They are so supportive and so sweet. They motivate me to continue to inspire them. Their sweet comments make my day.
How long do you normally spend on choreographing a routine and what do you enjoy most about doing it?
I take about 30 minutes to two hours depending on if it’s a short routine or a longer one. I love making my own choreography.
Do you have a favourite aspect of having a dance and screen career?
I love doing both. I didn’t think I would love acting as much as I love dancing, but once I got started I couldn’t stop.
How do you like to spend your time away from dancing and acting?
I love to go to the movies, shopping, ride my bike, hang out with my friends. I love to travel, hopefully I get to do more of it soon!
Do you have any favourite TV shows and films to watch?
My favourite TV shows are All American, Outer Banks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Cobra Kai and Family Matters. My favourite movies are Hocus Pocus, Mean Girls, Awake, Red Notice and Independence Day.
What upcoming plans do you have for your career that you can tell us about?
I would like to continue to do more acting roles. I would also love to be able to work with more celebrities for dance jobs.
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