Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Alicia began her formal training in classical ballet in Southern California. She received a full scholarship to the National Ballet of Canada, has a BA in Dance from Loyola Marymount University, and a MFA in Dance from the University of California at Irvine. Throughout her academic tenure, she has continued to work as a professional dancer and choreographer. Her work includes television, film, commercial, video, national and international tours, industrials, musical theatre, opera, concert dance, contemporary and classical ballet as well as professional dance teams for the NBA and NFL. A few of her credits include: Prince, Paula Abdul, Star Search, Married with Children, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment Tonight, Hard Copy, Pepsi-Cola, Bud Light, MTV, Wayne’s World II, Blue Chips, Big Stan, NY Knicks, Boston Celtics, San Francisco 49ers, and LA Clippers.
A few of her recent international projects include: the Opera Die Fledermaus in Rome, Italy, Entertainment Tonight in Prague, Czech Republic; Mama Africa The Musical in Cape Town, South Africa; master classes and guest lecturer for the University of Cape Town and South Africa’s leading contemporary dance company, Jazzart Dance Theatre; and an independent dance project performed at the New Stage of the National Theatre of Prague in the Czech Republic. Together with her husband, Don Guy, associate professor of Entertainment Technology, they developed a one-of-a-kind educational partnership with Cirque du Soleil. Their partnership with Cirque du Soleil is the only one in the nation that includes both dance and technology. At Chapman, she teaches Jazz, has created and teaches Dance in Film, is the director of the Dance Touring Ensemble, has co-created an innovative new class Technology for Live Performance that provides mentorship from Cirque du Soleil, and a summer travel course which tours throughout Europe. She is also the founding faculty advisor for the Chapman University Dance Team and the hip hop student organization, Team Shaka.