Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joined Ballet West: 2007
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2011
Training: The Parou Ballet Company under Debbie Parou, followed by the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet under Jean Gedeon.
Current Repertoire: World premiere of Susan Shields’ Grand Synthesis; Michael Smuin’s The Tempest; Mark Morris’ Gong; Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly; Michel Fokine’s Polovetsian Dances; the world premiere of Peggy Dolkas’ “Yes, But How Did You Get There?”; the world premiere of Nicolo Fonte’s The Immeasurable Cadences Within; Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced Swan Lakeand The Sleeping Beauty; John Butler’s Carmina Burana; Jiri Kylian’sSinfonietta; Nicolo Fonte’s Bolero; and the 2011 world premieres of Tom Mattingly’s Fall Into Loving Arms and Avichai Scher’s White Noise. Her Balanchine repertoire includes: Agon, Prodigal Son, Serenade, Stars and Stripes, Chaconne, and The Four Temperaments.
Additional Information: Before becoming a professional dancer, Allison earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ballet from Indiana University. Allison also spent one year with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program.