Alisyn Hurd (ext. 239), Hip Hop instructor. She and her husband, Jared, are Co-Founders and Artistic Directors of Vertical Ambition Dance Company, the only professional company in the state based in Contemporary dance and traditional Hip Hop forms. Ms. Hurd holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University and a BFA in Dance from Oakland University. She has also studied at the University of Michigan-Flint and University of Massachusetts in Boston where she studied ballet through the Boston Ballet. She has performed with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Patterson Rhythm Pace Company, Modern Messages Dance Company and has danced backup for The Contours. Additional guest performances include Tapology and the Chicago Arts in Public Education Gala. She is a former member of Lunchbox Jams Crew, a non-profit b-boying organization mentoring young dancers, performing for community groups, touring Michigan and competing throughout the Midwest.