is a New York based singer, dancer, & actor who was born and raised in the sunshine of Phoenix, Arizona. She started out as a dancer and competitive figure skater for thirteen years, and she has been performing ever since. She began her theatrical career at the age of ten and has performed all around the Phoenix Metropolitan area. She then pursued her career at Arizona State University where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre Performance degree in 2018.
"Blonder’s radiant, joyful smile and buoyant personality exude the unbridled optimism of a Broadway-bound star in the making." - Joe Gruberman, Splash Magazine
As an actress, her principal work has allowed her to fuse a perfect blend of the ingenue and character type. Additionally, Elyssa has a willingness to play and a childlike love for working in an out of an ensemble. She has worked on camera in the Emmy Award wining Amazon Prime Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Onstage, she has worked around the country performing at numerous venues such as Theatre West, The College Light Opera Company, The Barn Theatre, The Phoenix Theatre Company and more. She has also performed alongside Matt Doyle in The Phoenix Symphony Hall's concert version of West Side Story, directed by Darren Katz.
When not performing, you can catch Elyssa working at Anthropologie, hanging out with kiddos as a nanny, or playing with her dog Cody. She is a fashion enthusiast, enjoys to cook and sing along to Sammy Rae but most importantly loves spending time with her family and friends. :)
Four year old Elyssa singing 'One' from A Chorus Line on her brand new karaoke machine on Christmas morning.