Native of Paraná, Brazil and NYC based, Talissa Bavaresco is a Dancer and Choreographer with expertise in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Modern Techniques, as well as the Theater and Commercial world. 

She was the first Brazilian to graduate from Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz & Contemporary Program on a four years merit-scholarship and furthered her studies for one year at the Scholarship-Apprentice Program at Jennifer Muller/The Works.

Talissa has performed with dance companies such as Keigwin+Company, Joffrey Ensemble, Humans Collective, Jazz Ain’t Dead, TunanuT and KR3T’S; as well as independent works by Nicole Wolcott, Tyler Gilstrap, Gabrielle Lamb, Patrick O’Brien, Manuel Vignoulle, Mark Caserta and more.

Commercially, Talissa has performed live with Grammy Award winner artist Kimbra at the Park Armory Gala-17’ and was featured in Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ ‘So Close’ and Ivan Modoni/Oriion’s ‘Indigo’ music-videos. She performed at PANORAMA Music Festival-2017/2018 with The Windmill Factory and has worked with JoiLynn Moves on concept videos and FlashMobs in partnership with Flash Mob America.

Talissa Bavaresco is the Artistic Director of her company ‘BAVA Dance’ (Bold Alluring Virtuous Artists), and her choreographic works have been presented at Bryant Park Contemporary Dance Series, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place’s ‘8 in Show’, The New York Jazz Choreography Project, JCE Jazz Dance Project, RAWartists, WAXworks, HATCH Presenting Series, Holi Hai Festival NYC, Uptown Rising and NACHMO.

Photos by Matthew Alonso.