Alissar Caracalla

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Personal information

Title: 
Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dance Educator

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
acaracalla@yahoo.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Caracalla Dance Theatre
City: 
Horsh Tabet, Sin El-Fil
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 499904
Fax: 
961 1 499905
Work email address: 
alissarc@caracalladance.com
Work email address 2: 
caracalla.alissar@gmail.com

Social Media

Twitter: 
@acaracalla
Skype: 
Alissar caracalla

Education

Master's degree (MFA), World Arts and Culture, 2000, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America.
Bachelor's degree, Dance, 1996, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles California, United States of America.
Bachelor's degree, Communication Arts, 1996, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles California, United States of America.

Areas of Expertise

Choreography
Theatre Performances
Television Production
Performing Arts
Yoga
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Artistic Director, 2002-present, Caracalla Dance School.

Choreographer, 2000-present, Caracalla Dance Theatre.

Dance and Yoga instructor, 2000-present, Caracalla Dance School.

Jury member, October 2014 - December 2014, So You Think You Can Dance-Entertainment Television Program on MTV Lebanon [Dancing Competition].

Choreographer, 2003-2013, Star Academy-Entertainment Television Program on the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) - Endemol ME Production [Singing Competition].

Honorary office and memberships

Ambassador of the Lebanese Association of SOS Children's Villages, 2010-present.

Ambassador of "Kunhadi" organization, 2010.

Productions

Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 
  • Choreographer, Caracalla Dance theatre performance entitled Once Upon a Time, performed at the opening of the Beiteddine Art Festival, and the Caracalla Dance Theatre, as well as at the most prestigious theatres and international festivals such as: The Royal Opera House of Muscat, and the Djamila Festival, 2012-present.
  • Choreographer, Caracalla Dance theatre performance entitled Villagers Opera , performed first at the Baalbeck International Festival, followed by performances at the Caracalla Dance Theatre and the most prestigious theatres and international festivals such as Djamila Festival, and the Meeting- Rimini (Italy), 2009.
  • Choreographer, Caracalla Dance theatre performance entitled Zayed and the Dream, performed first at the national theatre in Abu Dhabi, followed by performances at the Dubai Palladium and the Forum de Beyrouth, as well as Palais des Congres de Paris, London Coliseum, Kennedy Center-Washington D.C. and the Royce Hall-Los Angeles, 2008.
  • Choreographer, Caracalla Dance theatre performance entitled Knights of the Moon, performed at the opening of Qatar Foundation, followed by several performances at the most prestigious theatres such as: The Ceremonial Court, Casino du Liban, Kennedy Centre Opera House-Washington D.C. and in Algeria, 2007.
  • Choreographer, Caracalla Dance theatre performance entitled Two Thousand and One Nights , performed first at the Dubai Media City in 2001, followed by several performances at the Baalbeck International Festival, Palais des Congres de Paris, Frankfurt Opera House, Sadler's Wells Theatre [London's Dance House], Monte Carlo, Place des Arts-Montreal, Shanghai World Expo-Beijing.
  • Choreographer, Caracalla Dance theatre performance entitled Andalusia Lost Glory, performed first in 1997 at the Baalbeck International Festival, followed by several performances at the Sadler's Wells Theatre [London's Dance House], Tour of Sicily, Cairo Opera House, as well as at the most prestigious stages in Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Abidjan and Monte Carlo.
  • Choreographer, Caracalla Dance theatre performance entitled Elissa Queen of Carthage. First performance in 1995 at the International Festival of Carthage followed by several performances at the Sadler's Wells Theatre [London's Dance House], Lyon Dance Biennial, Sao Paolo Opera House [The Municipal Theatre in Sao Paolo], the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts [Washington DC], Jerash Festival, as well as at the most prestigious stages in different cities such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman and Abidjan.
  • Alissar Caracalla participated in several conferences of which are the following:
    - Speaker on the "Business of Arts" at the Harvard Arab Week-end organized by Harvard University, Harvard, Cambridge, MA, 2014.
    - Guest Lecturer and dance instructor at the "Meeting-Rimini", Italy, 2012.