Alisia Pobega completed her dance training in Montréal at L'École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec. In 2000, Alisia joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and would dance there for over 12 years, rising to a soloist ranking and performing in pieces by a wide range of international choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, George Balanchine, Fernand Nault, Stephan Thoss, Christian Spuck, Stijn Celis, Didy Veldman and Marco Goeke. She has also appeared in several dance films, Vivaldi: Le Violon Magique, Puccini: La Fin de la Voix , Liberamæ, BERTH, and Wrap Me Up. Alisia is currently dancing as an independent artist and has performed principal roles with Ballet Ouest (Nutcracker), Skeels Danse Montréal (Remembering Giovanni, On the Path Toward Home and Rose of Jericho), and in Daniel Ezralow’s touring production, PEARL. She works with Montréal-based choreographer, Jane Mappin (Silk, IAmWeAreOne, ELLE.S), and is also a member of The Legacy Project, directed by Margie Gillis.
Along with Louis Martin Charest, she now shares the artistic directorship of the dance/film company, LIBERAMÆ performance & films. Their latest projects include short dance films, To Build A Home and Millie, and the development of two future works, Port Hope and La Perte. Together, they have also developed and teach a series of workshops: Presence and Interpretation Method For Dancers. Alisia teaches contemporary and classical ballet, notably for Danse à la Carte, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Les Studios (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens), Springboard Danse Montreal, and The National Ballet School of Canada. Most recently, she has also spent time in the studio as rehearsal-mistress, rehearsing pieces for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Cas Public.
Photo: Michael Slobodian