Allison Brown is a Canadian choreographer, teacher and performer based in Frankfurt, Germany. She began choreographing in 1998 creating works for Ballett Frankfurt (Franfurt), Pretty Ugly/Ballett Freiburg (Freiburg), the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt),Transitions Dance Company Laban (London), Gärtnerplatztheater (Munich), and the Academy for Musik and Performing Arts (Frankfurt). Allison has been teaching and leading workshops worldwide since 1999. As an instructor on Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies, she was part of the dance program P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium. Ms. Brown has participated in numerous symposia, such as the „explorationen 07“ at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany. Since 2009 she has been on faculty at the Academy for Musik and Performing Arts in Frankfurt teaching Ballet Class, Classical Variations and Point Classes.
Upon the invitation of William Forsythe she started staging his works such as Duo and Workwithinwork on various occasions for dance companies worldwide since 1999.
Since 2009 she has worked with children and teenagers within the program of the Altana Kultur Stiftung and Tanzlabor_21 Frankfurt. In 2015 she offered dance lessons for Refugee Children at the First Admissions Station in Frankfurt.
As a performer Ms. Brown danced works of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins and numerous other choreographers during her time in the New York City Ballet from 1986 to 1991. In the following years from 1991 to 1996 Ms. Brown’s performing career became more diversified while dancing with 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 where she danced soloist roles in, Artifact, Herman Schmerman, Duo and Ricercar to name a few.