My Mission

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:

I enrolled in the Meisner/Chekhov Intensive Technique studio in spring 2020 and have been taking virtual classes while we are in quarantine. I've also been taking Jazz, Ballet, and Tap classes with SDMT, leveling-up my self-tape skills, and doing as many virtual theatre projects as I can, including a filmed version of "Disenchanted" with OB Playhouse - coming to a screen near you, soon. Also - I'm (re-)learning French!


What I've Been Up To Lately


Going "Insane" with OB Playhouse's "Disenchanted"

November 2020

I recently got to perform as Belle in an all virtual production of "Disenchanted" - a musical all about our favorite Disney princesses *after* the "happily ever after!" This show was recorded and filmed using COVID-19 safety protocols and a very unique production process - coming to a screen near you, soon! More info at!

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Radio Horror Show! Alyssa Performs in Digital WOW with La Jolla Playhouse & So Say We All

October 2020

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.

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Alyssa Anne Austin Signs with DBA Talent Management

September 2020

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!

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Enrollment in MCIT Studio in San Diego

April 2020

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.

The Humans at the San Diego Rep

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

"35 Days of Confidence" Hits Best-Seller Status on Amazon

Febrary 2019

After 2 weeks on Amazon and over 800 copies sold, my first book, "35 Days of Confidence," was named a Best-Seller!

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Multimedia YouTube Video Project for Brand, Shutterfly Goes Live

November 2018

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.


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