Justin Alesna is a performance artist based out of Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Detroit Jesuit, he immersed himself in community theater and dance in the metro-Detroit area. He furthered his dance training at the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet under the tutorage of Nikolai Morschakov and Wayne State University studying under Addison O’Day, Linda Simons, Patricia Morten, Karen Mulligan, Portia Anderson, and Shirley Bryant. Since then Justin has danced for Suttle Dance Company, Body Rhythm Dance Theatre, Marcus White/White Werks and collaborated with many local artists as well as across the United States on projects including “Cherophobia” with Andrew Dall’olmo, “ImmortalU” with Jasmine Murrell, “Take It All” with SHUA Group, and “The Shaharezade Project” with multi-disciplinary artists Amy Khoshbin, PubliQuartet and HOLLANDS. Mr. Alesna's work has been performed in the Detroit Dance City Festival, Detroit Sidewalk Festival, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the Detroit Institute of the Arts and the New York City ElectroAcoustic Music Festival. Mr. Justin has danced for performing artists including Aretha Franklin, Nick Cave, Marissa Guzman, Dej Loaf, and was even the Ogre in the American Ballet Theater’s production of Sleeping Beauty in their 2017 Detroit performance. He is involved with various Arts Organizations as a consultant, educator, and performer across The Metro Detroit area.