Alison is an award winning choreographer and dance and physical artist based in Canberra. Her practice spans youth dance and theatre, education, cross disciplinary collaborations, festival commissions, solo research and arts industry development in regional NSW and the ACT. Alison holds a first class honours degree, BA – Dance, 2009 from WAAPA. She is a member of The Childer’s Group, an independent arts advocacy group in Canberra.
Recent works include 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 Co-Director of dance and physical theatre company Lingua Franca with Adam Deusien. Based in Bathurst they create visceral original performance engaging professional, emerging and community artists.
As Party Leader she is driven by her ongoing study of dance as a universal communicative medium and a powerful practice for humanity to experience, debate and celebrate. The Party is an evolution of her prevalent work as a solo artist and inspired collaborations with diverse artists in Canberra. She aims to build the sustainability of professional dance in our political capital and legitimise the role of the arts in our contemporary context.