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Artist | Educator | Creator

"Not Everyone can be famous. But everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service" - Martin Luther King 
My name is Alyssa Junious and I am a San Diego based arts and wellness advocate. As a social conscious artist, I am dedicated to creating work that inspires change and initiates conversation. I am the founder of Continuum Arts & Pilates and I teach, perform and choreograph throughout Southern California. I am fascinated with the moving body and train dancers, athletes and fitness enthusiast at my private studio in Oceanside, California. As co-founder of Soultry Sisters, an arts and wellness collective, I empower women to lead creative and confident lives.

Upcoming Events

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November 4 - January 14 | Film Screening of Acts of Matter  | NTC Liberty Station, Dance Place (San Diego)

I  am excited to have my film Acts of Matter featured in a group exhibition curated by WeGallerySD. 

Portraits from the Anthropocene Part I: Body, Energy, Space, Time.

In 2022, Wes Chester and Elizabeth Tobias partnered to form WE Gallery.

Body, Energy, Space and Time represent the fundamental aesthetics of dance. This exhibit explores the inextricable and conflicting relationship between the human body and the gravity of our footprint on the environment. We have entered into the “Anthropocene”—a new geologic era marked by the impact of human activity on the earth.

Against the backdrop of an increasingly endangered planet, this exhibit questions what it means to be a practicing artist in this time of global existential crisis. Working in a variety of media from painting to performance to video, these works express the hope that art can raise the discussion around a more ecologically sustainable future.

Portraits from the Anthropocene Part I is a project of WE Gallery presented in collaboration with San Diego Ballet and NTC Foundation, and will be exhibited in Mandell Weiss Gallery located in Dance Place.

Featured Artists: Ellen Dieter, Shahla Dorfshan, Ajay Junious, Linda Litteral, Kathleen Kane-Murrell, Kathy Nida, Katie Ruiz, Perry Vasquez

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November 13 | SoulFlow Mindful Movement Series​ | Virtual Class

Join us for a monthly mindful movement practice. Each month co-founders Alyssa and Toni will alternate teaching virtual Pilates and Yoga classes. These virtual movement classes are an extension of our online membership where we provide guided movement practices for our community. This live class is an opportunity for us to collectively practice and reflect on how movement is serving us in our personal healing journey.

When: Sunday's 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST

Where: Virtual Event (Zoom)

Investment: $15 Drop In *Free for Sanctuary members*

September 11 | Pilates with Alyssa

 October 2 | Yoga with Toni

 November 13 | Pilates with Alyssa

 December 11 | Yoga with Toni

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December 8  | Open Haus Social  | Encinitas 4 Equality (San Diego)

Join us for an evening of house music, social dance, and drinks!​

Join us for an evening of house music, social dance, and hand-crafted cocktails! Continuum Arts & Pilates and The Bar Bank Mixology & Cocktail Co. are celebrating their new creative space. Open Haus is an opportunity for founders Alyssa “Ajay” Junious and Ka’Nita Glover to showcase the opportunity for creative space rental, highlight their services and connect with other creatives. We invite you to join in on all the fun and learn how to work with us!

When: Thursday, December 8th

Time: 7:00-10:00 pm

Where: Encinitas 4 Equality 1900 N Coast Highway Encinitas, Ca

Recent Projects

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"Ase / Ibalik is an afro-futuristic dance film that explores the intersection of spirituality, activism and taps into the spiritual power of dance." Alyssa (Ajay) Junious

 

Director Statement

 I believe that movement can be a catalyst for collective healing and social change. My most recent films are centered around spirituality, social justice and the intersectionality of my identity as a Black and Filipina Woman. There is power in creating your own narrative and through the process of storytelling I have learned that sharing our perspectives and human experience can create empathy and compassion. May my work be an offering of inspiration and empower you to tell your story.

  "A powerful un-self-conscious and respectful declarative revolutionary piece." LA Dance Chronicle 

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Future Screenings
Dance Camera West Film Festival 
March 24 to April 2, 2022.

Alyssa has a series of dance films available to view OnDemand. Part of her mission as an artist is to create accessible ways for people to experience her work as an artist. Dance Films have been a great creative medium for her to grow as a storyteller. To learn how she go started check out her latest blog post.
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Let's work together!

Interested in learning, growing and creating with me?

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Private Coaching

Invest in Yourself!

Let's focus on your personal goals and customize a program that works for you. Learn more about the different coaching programs I offer. 

Training & Choreography

Enhance your Program!

 

I provide workshops for dancers on injury prevention, performance skills, and technique

Artist in Residence

Inspire the Community!

Advocate for arts education and programs that provide opportunities for artists to make an impact

Health & Wellness

Elevate your Practice!

Learn effective and practical ways to connect with your mind, body and spirit

Donate & Support!

I am an independent artist and most of my work isn't fully funded. I am passionate about creating work in my community. Oceanside is my hometown and I want to hold space for BIPOC folks to feel seen, supported and celebrated. Why? Because representation matters and it's important to have BIPOC leaders in arts and culture community organizations.  Oceanside is a diverse and multi-cultural city and I want to create programs, performances, and events that reflect the arts and culture of my community. Your donation and support will help me reach that goal. You can choose to donate a one time or monthly pledge. 

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Let's stay connected! Follow me on IG! @Continuum.sd