Name Alissa Taylor
Birthday December 2, 2005
Hometown Galloway, New Jersey
Parents Stephen & Jessica Taylor
Grad Year Class of 2024
GPA Honor Roll

Alissa Taylor was born on December 2, 2005 in New Jersey to Stephen and Jessica Taylor. She has a dog named Aladdin and a cat, Zoe. When Alissa has time outside of gymnastics, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a foodie, so she loves to cook and try new recipes.

Alissa started gymnastics at 18 months old in a local gym’s mommy & me class. Her parents put her in gymnastics because she was really shy and they were hoping this would get her out of her shell. When Alissa was four years old, her parents moved to a different city and signed her up at Dynamo Gymnastics Academy in Galloway, NJ. She started competing level 3 by the age of six. Due to coach changes at Dynamo after her level 5 season in 2015, she moved to Bright Stars Gymnastics and has been there ever since.

As a level 6 gymnast in 2016, Alissa finished fifth in the all-around with a 37.450 and third on floor exercise at the State Championships. She moved up to level 7 for the 2017 season where she placed first in the all-around with a 38.225. She also placed first on uneven bars and floor exercise and third on balance beam. In 2018 as a level 8 gymnast, Alissa placed fifth on balance beam with a 9.300 at the State Championships.

Alissa trains 29.5 hours per week at Bright Stars Gymnastics Academy in Egg Harbor Township, NJ under coach Maria Quinones. Her long-term goal is to obtain a Division I college scholarship.

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