Alicia "Sunshine" Gbaho, began her dance training at the Katherine Dunham Center for Performing Arts in East St. Louis, IL. Later she continued her dance studies at Illinois State University, where she was the company member of the Illinois State Dance Theater & Competitive Dance team "NOIR" dance ensemble. This allowed her to work with many notable choreographers in Dance Theater and Commercialism. It was there that the bulk of her technical dance training was grounded in an array of dance techniques. Sunshine recognized Gods’ purpose for her life when she was a little girl: touching lives through the arts and her prominent career continues to flourish! She has worked with and choreographed for The BlackRep, Afriky Lolo, JPEK Creative Works, The Slaughter Project, Grammy nominated Lupe Fiasco, Appearance on the Legendary Showtime at the Apollo, and the homegrown R&B artist SOSy and Jznalle. Productions like: I’ve Never Heard, Real Life, A Deeper Shade of Blue, The Mask, Zaouli: The Princess, Sundjata (The King of Mali), Black Nativity, The Wiz, Uprooted, A Woman's Work and more.
As the founder of Beyond Measure Dance Theater (www.aliciasunshine.com) she & her company continues to grow in its public recognition of performance, choreography & teaching opportunities. She offers educational programs, under COCA, Springboard and Independently which has allowed her to work at a number schools since 2003. "If you want to know more about who my daughter is, its in her dance." Catherine Delores Williams She is thrilled to be working with an astonishing, creative & vibrant Dance Company in st. Louis, Thank you so much for the opportunity Ashleyliane Dance Company!