Allison is a Chicago transplant originally hailing from Toledo, Ohio where she began dancing at the age of three. She was a competitive dancer for 14 years and graduated with her B.S. in Dance Performance from Illinois State University in 2011. Allison has been teaching dance in the Midwest for over 12 years traveling around Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan sharing her love of dance and theatre with students of all ages. Currently Allison is on staff as an educator with ABC Dance Academy, Design Dance, Chicago Loves Dance, Windy City Performs, along with being part of the Old Town School staff. She is also the lead choreographer and rental manager for Top Note Performing Arts Academy located in Lincolnwood, Illinois. Allison is a certified Right At School and Virtus educator, and is currently in the process of getting her paraprofessional education license as well. Allison eventually wants to return to school as a student to get her Master’s in Dance Therapy. Prior to moving to the Chicago area, Allison had the privilege of working with choreographers such as Jon Lehrer, Kim Neal Nofsinger, and Sonya Tayeh as well as having the honor to work with some of the greats such as Al Gilbert and Frank Hatchett. She is currently in her sixth season with Innervation Dance Cooperative and her third as a member of the artistic board. Other performance credits include: Body Movin Dance, IDC S.P.E.A.K.S., The Subconscious Development Motion Project, The Monocle Eclectic Dance Company, and several independent choreographers since moving to the Chicago area in 2011. She has most recently performed original works at the Emergence Choreographer’s Showcase, RADFest, Kaleidoscope Choreographer’s Festival, and Dance Chicago in addition to her work with IDC. Allison is also a certified fitness instructor in various formats and has been teaching group fitness since 2013. When she is not teaching dance or rehearsing she can usually be found watching through Star Trek for the 100th time or maybe even sleeping from time to time.
Started at the Old Town School in August of 2016