Aidan Tyssee

Redondo Beach, CA

BFA Class of 2023

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Aidan Tyssee aims to perform and create dynamic works that are motivated by visually captivating dances and films in response to living with high-frequency hearing loss. Originally from Redondo Beach, California, Aidan danced competitively for five years. He then decided to focus on his classical studies at the age of twelve, refining his technique in ballet and contemporary at Lauridsen Ballet Centre. He has choreographed multiple pieces, one of which was invited to be showcased at Regional Dance America in 2019.

He continued his movement and composition studies by pursuing a BFA in Dance at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance with a concentration in Dance Performance. Throughout his collegiate years, Aidan has performed works by Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Marco Goecke, William Forsythe and Merce Cunningham, to name a few. At USC, he has trained extensively in ballet, contemporary, Gaga, hip-hop and jazz. He is also pursuing a minor in Entertainment Industry at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, enabling him to hone his craft in cinematography, production and choreography for the screen.

Aidan has composed multiple pieces shown in proscenium settings. As someone with high-frequency hearing loss, Aidan constantly turns to films and movies for inspiration creating multimedia performances with cinematic visuals. Aidan approaches his work with the same friendly, goofy and warm demeanor he carries with him in his everyday life. Upon graduation, Aidan wishes to begin his professional career in a contemporary ballet company while continuing to compose and experiment with the integration of dance and media.

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