A native of the Bronx, New York. He graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts with a high school diploma in 2009 and went on to receive a BFA in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase (2013). As a student at the Purchase Dance Conservatory, Issa had the honor of performing works by Pam Tanowitz, Lar Lubovitch, Twyla Tharp, Nicolo Fonte, Kate Skarpetowska and John Heginbotham. He was a performer at Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance between 2013-2017, and continues to work with the company on a freelance basis. Issa has had the honor of being a cast member at Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More (2018-present). As a dance maker, Issa has presented work at venues like Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Virginia Commonwealth University, Cape Dance Festival and Gibney Dance Center. He was featured in HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness”, and has worked with recording artists like Ariana and the Rose, Xenia Ghali, Spencer Ludwig, Lion Babe, and more. Issa is the co-founder and Artistic Director of ColemanCollective, Inc., an NYC based multidisciplinary, not for profit art house, and one half of the NYC based gender bending rap duo, The Dragon Sisters.
Alexey Kim aka Sidewalk Killa