Anyssa Olivares began learning West Coast Swing at the age of 14 and quickly fell in love with competing. Starting out as the “AM” (amateur) in Pro-Am Routines as well as Pro-Am Strictly Swing she quickly rose to the top and secured several top finishes all over the United States, including back to back wins at D.A.L.L.A.S Dance. Within the same time frame, Anyssa teamed up with a junior partner and (through the Assistance of YASDA – Young Adult Swing Dance Association and a few others) continued to tour the country with a Young Adult Routine for the next 4 years, where she placed in the top 5. She was the YASDA Tour National Champion of 2012, runner-up in 2013, and has also placed third in the NASDE (National Association Of Swing Dance Events) Jack and Jill Final Standings. She currently competes in the All-Star division throughout the nation, consistently placing in the top 5.