Alicia Piemme Nelson is an award-winning San Francisco/Bay Area based physical actor and teaching artist. She hails from San Jose, CA where she grew up playing Star Wars, catching Pokemon in her backyard, reciting her favorite Disney movies verbatim, and faithfully wearing her favorite pair of All Stars. She was raised by well-known Bay Area actor, director, and creator Karen Altree Piemme of Red Ladder Theatre Company, and found her love of performance at a young age thanks to her mother's inspiration. Originally a ballet dancer, she eventually turned to musical theatre, and finally found that her heart lies in physical comedy.
She is a recent graduate of Boston University where she acquired a BFA in Acting. In the spring of 2016 she traveled to Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy where she studied physical theater and Commedia dell'Arte. That year she also traveled to Papingo, Greece as an apprentice with One Year Lease Theater Company where she studied the Greek language and the art of Greek tragedies.
Alicia is passionate about all things that spark the imagination. She is an avid believer in playing pretend, making a fool of yourself, diving in head-first, and increased diversity in theatre. She hopes to make theatre accessible to its youngest audiences and, in doing so, inspire creativity in the generations to come.