Dancer

Alison McGlamry began her ballet training with Terrel Paulk, Stanley Zompakos, and Jennifer Bennett. While visiting FSU, she discovered the Southern Academy of Ballet Arts and fell in love at her first class.She danced with the local Pas de Vie Ballet from 1994 through 1997, and attended summer scholarship studies with Joffrey Ballet School in New York, Cleveland Ballet, and the Nashville Ballet.

Alison in Black and White

Alison in Black and White

Upon moving to Atlanta, Georgia, Alison pursued training with the Atlanta Ballet’s Center for Dance Education, performing character roles in the company’s productions of The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and as a featured tap dancer in John McFall’s “Juke”. She worked as an instructor and choreographer for the school, as well as the T.M. Culture and Arts Center, founded by principal Atlanta Ballet dancer Wei Dongshei.

Atlanta Open with Jorge

Atlanta Open with Jorge

Encounters with a variety of guest artists and teachers soon led her down paths of Ballet, Modern, Broadway, Latin, and competitive Ballroom Dance styles where she was professionally trained in International Latin, American Rhythm, and American Smooth styles associated with Dancesport competition. She has had the opportunities to study with Benjamin Houk, John McFall, Li-Chou Cheng, Patricia Kenny, Lupe Serrano, Dennis Nahat, Fernando Bujones, Eleanor D’Antuano, Francesca Corkle, Rachel Berman, Sarah Neece, Debra Bale, David Parsons, Corky Ballas (Dancing with the Stars), Mariano Chicho Frumboli, Cecilia Gonzalez, Fabian Salas (The Tango Lesson), Rosendo Fumero, Kathryn Schaffer, Sarwat Kaluby, Bill Sparks, and many other well known instructors.

Alison was also very fortunate to work as a corporate entertainer and model for Virginia King and Jon Schwartz of Bacchus Productions, where she was first introduced to the art of Oriental Dance.

Alison currently serves as a  dance instructor and choreographer, webmaster,  and creates and sells her own line of jewelry called McGlamorous.

 

TRAINING:

Dance Atlanta International – Jorge Morales – Competitive Ballroom and Latin Technique

Bacchus Productions – Virginia King – Jon Schwartz – Corporate Entertainment

Atlanta Ballet – John McFall, Debra Bale, Carol Szkutek, Sharon Caplan, Sharon Story, Rosemary Miles, Robert Barnett, Anne Avery

Nashville Ballet – Benjamin Houk, Paul Vasterling, Grete Gryzwana Teague, Elaine Thomas

David Parsons Summer Study– David Parsons, Patricia Kenny, Rachel Berman, Sarah Neece – Ballet, Modern

Cleveland Ballet Summer Study – Dennis Nahat, Gladisa Guadelupe, Christopher Tabor, Lupe Serrano

Southern Academy of Ballet Arts – Gwynne Ashton, Natalia Botha, Charles Hagan

 

PERFORMANCES:

The Nutcracker – Bear, Snow, Flowers

Coppelia – Czardas

Juke – Dream, Ritz, We’re in the Money

The Four T’s – Melancholy

Esplanade – Running Girl

 

CORPORATE:

IBM – Penguin (Linux)

Microsoft – Salsa Dancer // Instructor

Loreal , Paris – Southern Bell – Dancer

Master’s Touch Produce – Dancer / Aerobic

Harrah’s Casino – Showgirl

 

COMPETITION TITLES :

Atlanta Open, Atlanta , Georgia – Pro /Am American Smooth Champ

Southwestern Regional , Dallas , Texas – Pro / Am Latin Champ

California Open , Costa Mesa , California – Pro / Am Latin Champ

Emerald Ball , Los Angeles , California – Pro / Am Latin Second Place

St. Louis Star Ball, St.Louis , Missouri – Pro / Am Latin Champ

Wisconsin State Dancesport Competition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Pro Am American Rhythm Third Place , Pro / Am Latin Second Place

Ohio Star Ball , Columbus , Ohio – First Place Latin Representative Global Challenge

 

MODELING:

SGTA , Atlanta , Georgia – Fine Jewelry Model

AmericasMart, Atlanta, Georgia – Greeter, Food Model