Alessandra Lebea Williams
Dancer 2007, 2009, 2015-2017
Alessandra Williams began dancing with Ananya Dance Theatre in “Pipaashaa” (2007) and “Ashesh Barsha” (2009). Her favorite moments in the company’s repertoire are “Duurbaar: Journey Into Horizon” (2006), for its mesmerizing display of the potential to heal from struggles with vital resources such as water, and “Roktim: Nurture Incarnadine” (2015), for its capacity to highlight intersections across sexuality, gender, race, culture, and nation among women of color resisting the long-term health disparities of genetically modified foods. Alessandra aspires to embody a radical politics through her experience as an African American woman, dancer, Liberian-American, educator, and community organizer.