Alisa's Dance Academy Instructor
Born and raised in Austin, TX, Alison discovered her love for movement when she took her first dance class at the age of 5 years old at Alisa's Dance Academy. For the next 11 years, she trained at Alisa's and became proficient in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and pointe. By the time she reached high school, she was traveling, competing, and earning awards with the studio's invite-only company performance team, Austin's Dance Elite.
After graduating high school, she continued her dance education at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland where she deepened her understanding in dance fundamentals and developed her pedagogical practice. Eventually, she returned to the states and leapt into using her newfound knowledge to create her own dance classes.
This was a pivotal experience in Alison's dance journey, as she uncovered her passion teaching and working with children. Subsequently, she transferred into the College of Education at the University of Texas in Austin and earned her degree in Applied Learning and Development in 2014.
Since then, Alison has allowed her passion for movement and education to guide her professionally. She's worn many hats over her 12 year career: professional dancer, barre& Pilates instructor, preschool teacher, and most recently, social media manager of a children's dance academy in Los Angeles, CA; but where she feels most at home is in the dance studio, sharing the joys of dance with her students.
From dancing at Alisa's growing up to now joining the faculty, Alison is honored to bring her knowledge, experience, and passion for dance to the students and families of her home studio.