Alyssa Ness of Ramsey is one of three finalist in the Dance Spirit Magazine Cover Model Search competition. The winner, chosen by viewer votes, will be the cover girl for the October issue.
Ness, a senior-to-be at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, was the magazine’s Editor’s Choice for September 2011.
Up to 20 girls a month have submitted auditions since the competition was announced in June 2011. Alyssa went to New York from April 16–18 with the other two finalists, Megan Skalla of Draper, Utah, and Hannah Bettes, who trains in Tampa, Fla.
The trio took classes at Broadway Dance Center, posed for a Dance Spirit photographer, caught a Broadway show and performed their solos for the judges. The dance classes at the Broadway Dance Center included musical theater, hip-hop and ballet, Ness said.