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What Up & Welcome!


I'm Elissa!

pronounced el-issa NOT EEE-lissa, Elise, Elsie or Alice.

   (I'm clearly still dealing with a bit of nursery school name tag trauma)

ATHLETE TO ARTIST. I was raised in NJ by a coach and a teacher, so I guess you can say I like to win and I've always been obsessed with teamwork. Whether on the basketball court where I spent most of my childhood, in writer's rooms or on set, you're part of a team -- and if you can endure and execute, you will be effective.


SCHOOLED. I got my B.S. in Video Production from Ithaca College's Park School of Communications, with minors in scriptwriting and theatre, while being a 4 year varsity basketball player and two year captain. Junior year I finally admitted to myself that I wanted to be an actor, so I concurrently completed a 2 year Meisner program at The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca before moving to Manhattan to pursue acting full time.


SUMMARY. I've spent the past 8 years studying script,

technique, voice work, physical work,

and improv while acting professionally,

all in preparation to produce my first tv series --




It's a marathon not a sprint and I'm always

on the hunt for my next creative championship.

                               .......or on a walk with my dogs.

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