Alison, a native of Illinois, moved to Colorado in 2013. She began her dance training at Dance Arts Studio, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois under the direction of Grace Luttrell Nanavati. In 2004 she joined the Springfield Ballet Company, performing in various main stage productions and training with professionals from the Carolina Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Broadway Theatre Project, among others.
Alison graduated with a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2013. While studying at UIUC, she had the privilege of training under numerous renowned faculty and guest artists, performing in works by Renée Wadleigh, a former dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Darrell Jones of Columbia College Chicago, to name a few. She was also selected to participate in the Mark Morris Dance Group Shadow Program in 2011. She attended the Brooklyn summer intensive fully funded in 2011 and 2012, as well as participated in the company’s university residency outreach projects.
Alison not only acts as the Front Barre Manager but teaches classes regularly. Outside of The Ballet Physique, Alison works for the Colorado Ballet’s Outreach Department and teaches dance in Greeley – her first home upon moving to Colorado.