I am committed to building my regional theatre and commercial acting career in Southern California, and helping as many people as I can in my work as a coach through my company, Poised & Professional. My personal motto is "Do what you love and help others." Follow me on Instagram to see how I try to uphold this - every day!
"Anyone can make a difference, and everyone should try."
John F. Kennedy
Currently Working On:
Becoming the best version of myself in quarantine! Taking online Chekhov & Meisner class with MCIT, taking Jazz & Ballet classes with SDMT, and working on my self-tape skills!
What I've Been Up To Lately
Radio Horror Show! Alyssa Performs in Digital WOW with La Jolla Playhouse & So Say We All
I had the honor of working on a "Radio Horror Show" series collaboration between La Jolla Playhouse and So Say We All this October! Listen to all three episodes here.
Alyssa Anne Austin Signs with DBA Talent Management
I am now represented by DBA Talent Management in Los Angeles for commercial and on-camera projects!
First Print Shoot in the Books!
August 18, 2020
Earlier this month, I got the chance to participate in my first commercial shoot - for Jamul Casino's new rooftop wedding venue! Better yet - I got to do it with my husband, the day before our anniversay!
Enrollment in MCIT Studio in San Diego
I recently enrolled in the Meisner/Chekhov Integrated Training studio in San Diego (all classes are conducted via Zoom) to deepen my work and skillset as an actor. Under the tutelage of Liz Shipman, Lisa Berger, and Jeffrey Ingman, I will be beginning their 2 year program later this summer.
Understudy Debut! THE HUMANS at San Diego Rep
December 2019 - February 2020
I had the opportunity to understudy the roles of Aimee and Brigid Blake in Stephen Karam's Tony-Award winning play, THE HUMANS, which ran from January 9 - February 2nd at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. Directed by Todd Salovey.
"Recover Me" - A Mental Health Performance Project Focused on Accurate Representation & Empowered Healing
October 14, 2019
I had the privilege to be part of Recover Me's first annual mental health awareness event. I performed a movement theatre piece that discussed themes of OCD, and Anxiety that I'm very proud of. Watch the performance (and/or the full showcase) here. The showcase raised over $2400 for NAMI.
"35 Days of Confidence" Hits Best-Seller Status on Amazon
After 2 weeks on Amazon and over 800 copies sold, my first book, "35 Days of Confidence," was named a Best-Seller!
Multimedia YouTube Video Project for Brand, Shutterfly Goes Live
After a fun shoot several months ago, the YouTube video I completed for print giant, Shutterfly, went live for the brand. View the full video, Christmas Card Displays: 5 Easy DIY Ideas, on YouTube here.