Alison M.

Education

The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

Childcare Experience

Ballet Teacher
New York, NY, 09/11 - Present
Children, teenagers

Dance Teacher
New York, NY, 09/11 - Present
Children, ages 5-13

Ballet Teacher
Teaneck, NJ, 09/11 - Present
Girls, middle and high school

Ballet and Pointe Teacher
Teaneck, NJ, 09/12 - 05/13
Girls, elementary and middle school

Ballet and Pointe Teacher
Pelham, NY, 09/11 - 06/12
Girls, elementary and middle school

Professional Experience

Dancer, The Metropolitan Opera
New York, 11/13 - 02/14

Dancer, Opera Carolina & Toledo Opera
New York, NY08/13 - 09/13

Dancer
New York, NY, 06/13 - 08/13

Dancer
Baltimore, MD, 08/10 - 10/10

About Me

I’m originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio (I love the New York City but I’ll always be a Midwest girl in my heart!) where I grew up dancing, swimming, horseback riding, and playing tennis. In 1999, I moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School for Dance. Since graduating, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to perform for dance, opera, and musical theater companies nationwide. In addition to performing, I also enjoy sharing my passion for dance with students of all ages.

I’m a very energetic, fun-loving, and outgoing person. I get along naturally with children; because, as an artist I’m constantly challenging myself to grow, play, and explore like a child. I believe that the skills to becoming an accomplished dancer, such as: mutual respect for others, active listening, humbly accepting corrections, and learning from your mistakes are very valuable life lessons, too. As a dance teacher, I pride myself on not not only being a supportive and knowledgable instructor but, more importantly, a positive influence and role model in my students’ lives.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Pursuing my career as a professional dancer and dance teacher.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Starring in a Broadway show, teaching dance full-time, and/or opening my own dance studio.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

I love to share my passion of dance and the performing arts with children of all ages. I also enjoy playing make-believe and board games, doing puzzles and art projects, and reading books. As a dancer, I'm naturally very active so I enjoy spending time outdoors. I'm also an experienced swimmer!