Alyssa loves her red hair. “As a professional ballerina, I love having red hair because it makes it simple for people to pick me out onstage,” she says. “I am the only redhead in my ballet company, and stage lights intensify my unique and bright color.”

Her family and friends have expressed their gratitude for the ease with which they could find her during a performance. Complete strangers have also told her that they watched her dance because their eyes were drawn to her red hair! It definitely makes her stand out and she loves every minute of it.