Miss White Spider is a travelling one woman light and shadow theater experience designed from her studio based in British Columbia, Canada. She creates a collage of visuals, puppets, pertinent music, voice and global myths using an overhead projector, paper, film projector, time lapse paintings, various instruments, loop pedal, synthesizer and her own world beat/folk electronica, Creating a magical experience with music, visuals, dance and global myths. Her engaging performances are one of a kind, feeding imaginations, hearts and minds with ancient teachings with a modern day flare.

Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay was raised on her ancestral Secwepemc land of the Central Interior of British Columbia. She is a Herbalist, Dream Weaver and Story Teller raised in the heart of the Cariboo Chilcotin.

Creating for me is like tangible prayers, I empty myself and meet spirit half way. It is sometimes tricky to stay out of the way of the process… but it is the only way that innocence and magic can happen, by this I am continuously humbled.

Inspired by mystical experiences, dreams, nature, multi-cultural realities, imagination, inner and outer mysteries, fellow artisans and what dreams may come.

A synthesis of many mediums aid in the orchestra of my artistic expressions… I merely allow myself to be guided through the labyrinth of each new unveiling. A Piscean who wishes to address and honour the multidimensional realities we are all touched by, be they that of Nature, myths, dreamscapes, emotional undercurrents, Spirit, imagination and the unknown.

I believe that creativity is a valuable resource to our well being often overlooked by western society. It is my life purpose to dwell in the creative and share, to inspire and be inspired towards a more beautiful existence.

Life is a gift and I am humbled by all that I do not know.

I am grateful every day for all the blessings of this beautiful life.



“Al-Lisa brings worlds unseen into time and space and sees her role as a midwife to the realms. She is at once ethereal and grounded, serious and playful: a paradox. She lives outside the rules of ordinary existence; some might call her a visionary. Creative expression is her goal, and process, not product is her guide. She is a modern day shape shifter, and in surrendering completely to the creative flow of the moment she invites us to do the same. With humility, respect, and gratitude Al-Lisa serves her community by offering her art in its myriad forms. Whether she is painting mystical worlds on canvas, creating clay sculpture, designing spirit dolls or puppets, blending graphic images with ancient designs, singing lyrical messages, painting children’s faces, or decorating sacred spaces, Al-Lisa acts as a living bridge between material and spiritual realities.”

– The Green Gazette (link)


“Miss White Spider’s gift is in the silence that speaks volumes … the mystical realms we all know on the edges of our vision, but never quite take the time to listen to. With finely crafted images and songs shimmering with exquisite detail, she carries us into another dimension allowing us to contact the epic luminosity present in nature and spirit around us. The journey she facilitates is intensely personal and full of surprises. It always brings us back to the sacred center of our hearts.”

– Lisa Bland, The Green Gazette

“Miss White Spider infuses creativity to new a realm. With art, music, and dance she crafts a story, that addresses contemporary global realities. We bear witness to her craft and get transformed by intricate creations. This genre is wide open. It blew me away…”

– Deva Khurana


“I was lucky enough to experience the Hunger Moon show by Miss White Spider. It was an emotionally beautiful journey with amazing shadow creations and intense passionate music. I was absolutely mesmerized and moved by the experience. Best of the festival hands down! Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ !Thank You! Looking forward to seeing what Miss White Spider will do next.”

– Daniel Girard, Victoria BC


“Crazy good.”

“Packs a punch!”

“WOW SO beautiful :)”

“Magic and intrigue… well done!”

“What an amazing track and music talent!!”

“Beautiful, sensual, rhythms, a watery dream.”

– Soundcloud, fan comments


An Eskimo Shaman walking between

two worlds, harnessing modern day

with his line of Ancestral teachings.

Medicine comes in many forms, as

does he.

A rabbit, a seal, a polar bear…….

a man, a woman.

He is all things in timeless navigation.

Laying in a meadow

clouds are floating by

feeling sweet and mellow

sunlight fills the sky

I know I am not afraid

I know I am not alone

and the angels say

wake up

look up

wake up

A global journy of setting sails

instrumentally kissed

and beatfully grooved.

A blend, a dash

a living room party

a good time drive.


A preview of Miss White Spider shadow show performance clips, 2016.  download video


Arts Wells, 2016:

Rouge Fest, 2016:

MOM Fest, 2016:

Atmosphere Gathering, 2014:

Parade of Lost Souls, 2014:

Williams Lake Art Gallery, 2014:


Now accepting bookings for 2017!

To book Al-Lisa for an event, house concert or festival feel free to contact her with any inquiries here.