Prior to this experience, she worked with a variety of notable theater and dance companies including Primary Stages, White Wave Dance Company, Children’s Theatre Company, FringeNYC, Planet Connections Theater Festivity, Parsons Dance, and the New York International Ballet Competition.
In addition to serving as an arts administrator and educator, she is a producer, performance artist and choreographer, focusing particularly on the current political climate and how women are perceived in it. This passion led her to create ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, in which she curated female dance makers from across the globe to perform in NYC. Other producing highlights include: A Thread that Ties Us All, Sexless Pornos: a performance and photography exhibition, and the live art series U.S.O.ver. Her latest endeavor is Nasty Women Unite Fest, a multimedia arts celebration of intersectional feminism, which is now in its second year. Check out www.nastywomenunitefest.co
Allison’s choreography has been presented in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, across New England, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. This Fall she choreographed and assistant directed the short film In Search Of – directed by Kate Moran alongside Stonestreeters Pati Amoroso, as DP and Sohailla Mahjour as AC. Some of her other accomplishments include her photography exhibition, Personal History, displayed at Sabay in Jackson Heights, NY, being featured in the book Emergency Index: Annual Document of Performance Practice Volume 6, and her membership to the Peer Leadership Circle for Dance Mentorship Program, produced by Queens Council on the Arts. Most recently she has been awarded a residency with Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning’s First Fridays Series, in which she will present a newly developed one woman show in May of this year.
(Photo by Gary O. Bennett)