Alison is an award winning choreographer and dance and physical artist based in Canberra. Her practice spans youth dance and theatre, education, cross disciplinary collaboration, festival work, solo research and arts industry development in regional NSW and the ACT. Alison holds a first class honours degree, BA – Dance, WAAPA. She is a member of The Childer’s Group, an independent arts advocacy group in Canberra.
Her solo projects have included Dancing with Drones (Performance Space, LiveWorks 2015), SPROUT (Art, Not Apart and You Are Here Festivals 2016), Heatwave (Dance on the Edge 2016), Johnny Castellano is Mine (The Street Theatre 2014), WORK IT (Art, Not Apart and You Are Here Festivals 2015).
Alison is founding director of Lingua Franca with Adam Deusien based in Bathurst. Alison continues to collaborate with the company to create visceral original physical theatre performance engaging professional, emerging and community artists.
As initiator and leader of Australian Dance Party she is driven by her ongoing study of dance as a universal communicative medium and means to experience, debate and celebrate. The Party is an evolution of her prevalent choreographic work and inspired collaborations with diverse artists in Canberra. She aims to build the sustainability of professional dance in our in Canberra and bring dance into our experience and expression of this contemporary context.