Allison Brown

The Canadian Allison Brown has been part of the transnational community of dance for over thirty years, in the roles of educator, dancer, choreographer, and rehearsal director.

Allison was Professor of Ballet for Contemporary Dancers at the Center for Contemporary Dance at the Academy for Music and Dance in Cologne from 2019 to 2023. She was on faculty at the University for Musik and Performing Arts in Frankfurt from 2012 to 2019. She is teaching in a broad array of local, national and international contexts and formats. 
Allison has staged Forsythe’s works such as Duo, Workwithinwork and Artifact Suite  on various occasions for dance companies worldwide. As a choreographer, Allison Brown has been creating works since 1998. These include commissions for Pretty Ugly/Ballett Freiburg, the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt,Transitions Dance Company Laban London and Gärtnerplatztheater Munich. 
Allison danced with the New York City Ballet, Twyla Tharp and Dancers, Amanda Miller’s Pretty Ugly Dance Company and Saburo Teshigawara’s Karas Company. From 1996 to 2004 she was a member of William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt. Allison’s pivotal teachers include:
Kim Abel, Maggie Black, Nora Colpman, Alexandra Danilova, William Forsythe, Sara Rudner,
Karin von Aroldingen and Stanley Williams.


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