About Alissa

Alissa Hunnicutt holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of Iowa, and a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in vocal performance.

She’s an accomplished puppeteer, having performed in a variety of puppetry styles since 2005. Her primary training has been at the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. For several years she was the resident staff puppeteer at Mount Sinai Children’s Hospital in NYC, hosting live closed-circuit television gameshows and leading puppet building workshops with the patients and their families as part of the Child Life Department’s KidZoneTV.

Alissa has made a name for herself in the ukulele festival circles as a singer/storyteller alternative folk artist. She draws from her acting and musical training to bring new life to songs with her thoughtful ukulele arrangements. Most recently, she has combined her puppetry and ukulele performing into a single evening of unique entertainment.

Alissa currently resides in Burbank, CA, though still very often found in New York City. Alissa Hunnicutt is endorsed by Ohana Ukuleles and PHD Strings.

Latest News


Oh my goodness, I'm so excited to introduce you to my new website! The smartest thing I did was reach out to my friend, Tami Heaton, of Undeniable. Tami and I go way back, having worked together years ago in NYC for the SCI-FI Channel's website. I said, "here's a...

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Release Your Story Masterclass

I recently had the pleasure of leading a group of about twenty members of the Berkeley Ukulele Club in a song interpretation masterclass I call "Release Your Story." Thank you, Mike DaSilva, for inviting me! I took a class for years in New York City with Warren Kelley...

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Performing in Iowa City

I was born and raised in Iowa City and I graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Iowa. Go Hawks! My family still lives in Iowa City and it is always a treat to be able to perform when I'm back for a visit. You can check the calendar for any upcoming...

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Puppet Dynasty

Wednesday, May 16 – 8PM

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