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.
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.
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.
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
The Nutcracker – Bear, Snow, Flowers
Coppelia – Czardas
Juke – Dream, Ritz, We’re in the Money
The Four T’s – Melancholy
Esplanade – Running Girl
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
SGTA , Atlanta , Georgia – Fine Jewelry Model
AmericasMart, Atlanta, Georgia – Greeter, Food Model