Ms. Kark has been dancing in one form or another since she was 3 years old. She came into ballroom dancing at 18 when she started teaching at Arthur Murray, Minneapolis. From there, Alyssa went on to teach and compete professionally at Cinema Ballroom in St. Paul. In 2010 she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to dance with Mark Short. They shared many years of a successful American Smooth partnership together. Alyssa loves teaching and competing with her students and has trained many successful pro/am and am/am competitors. She is now currently practicing with her new professional partner – expect to see them later in 2016!