BiographyAlise Larder is a professional performer with more than 30 years experience as well as a military veteran of both the United States Army and the United States Navy As a vocalist in the United States Navy, Alise performed over 150 shows in support of Naval activities. Alise’s roles in Equity regional theatre include Gymnasia (A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Charlanne (Ain’t Misbehavin’), and Brenda (Smokey Joe’s Café). Alise also performed onboard Carnival Cruise Lines as both Assistant Cruise Director (social host) and lounge performer. She performed onboard Disney Cruise Line as the lead muse Calliope in Hercules the musical. While working for Disney Cruise Line, Alise discovered her passion for theatrical combat when she was choreographed by world renowned fight director Rick Sordelet in an epic sword fight in the Disney Cruise Line original show Voyage of the Ghost Ship.
Alise’s passion for theatrical combat has truly expanded her career leading her to become a consultant for Intimate and Violent encounters for the Stage and Screen. Alise is range certified at the expert level for the use of several practical firearms including the M16A2 rifle, AT4 Projectile Launcher, the Claymore Land Mine and the M60 Machine Gun. Drawing from that experience, she became certified in the Use and Safety of Theatrical Firearms for Stage and Screen. Alise is a director and instructor/lecturer in the department of Theatre, Speech and Dance at the College of William and Mary. Alise is humbled and excited to join the Sordelet Inc. stable of artist consultants.