McGlamorous is…

 

Handcrafted ideas influenced by a life of dance, design, and glamour. And cats…

Charlie Cat

Welcome to the McGlamorous – where all things are exciting, dance-able, beautiful, teachable, and glamorous. (glam·or·ous) . adjective. full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity. We are dancers // choreographers // designers // musicians // dreamers – who dream very large and desire to draw attention to others through the blessings // talents of dance, design, and the ultimate desire for glamour. Guess we just want to “Make the World Glamorous”. Our business is built around who we are, what has given us joy and mostly sharing the beauty in everything with others. WE are also a Mother / Daughter team who is constantly learning. Our hobbies and loves of music, dance, and the arts have led us to create in the realms of handmade jewelry, drawing, costume, and music. We hope to always evolve and as we do so, to include you on that journey. Sharing plus giving is the best and most fun part. Join us in beauty.

 

AlisonImage of McGlamorous

Alison McGlamry began her ballet training with Terrel Paulk, Stanley Zompakos, and Jennifer Bennett. While visiting Florida State University, she discovered the Southern Academy of Ballet Arts in Tallahassee, Florida, and fell in love at her first class. She danced with the local Pas de Vie Ballet Company from 1994 through 1997, where she studied with Gwynne Ashton 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 director John McFall’s “Juke”. She worked as an instructor and choreographer for the school, as well as the T.M. Culture and Arts Center / Atlanta Professional Dance Academy, 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 has had the opportunities to study with Benjamin and Lauri-Michelle Houk, John McFall, Li-Chou Cheng, Patricia Kenny, Lupe Serrano, Dennis Nahat, Fernando Bujones, Eleanor D’Antuano, Francesca Corkle, Rachel Berman, Sarah Reese, Debra Bale, Carol Szkutek, 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. While working with Bacchus she served as a model and greeter for America’s Mart in Atlanta, and the AJS Atlanta Jewelry Shows, modeling such fine lines as JB Starr and more. It was at the Apparel Mart that she first worked as a sales representative for Earth Axxessories, working with its President in the sales of jute handbags, and feeding her love for fashion and merchandise.

Alison currently serves as a dance advisor, musician (guitar), occasional face painter, and sells her line of jewelry and art as McGlamorous.

Anita…

Anita McGlamry has worked in the entertainment and fashion fields with her dancer daughter Alison, and musician husband Tyler McGlamry for most of her life. She is listed as Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges with an Associate of Arts from Darton College and has studied music at Georgia Southwestern University, and Florida State University. She served as a dance accompanist at Southern Academy of Ballet Arts in Tallahassee, guest accompanist at Nashville Ballet, Agnes Scott College, Emory University, Georgia Ballet, and full-time accompanist for the Atlanta Ballet.

While living in Atlanta Anita studied fashion at the Intercontinental University, participating in shows with the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, and building costumes for performers and dancers around the Atlanta area including her daughter’s ballroom dance attire. Her costumes have been used in performances at the University of Georgia, Emory University, as well as being featured on the premiere episode of ABC’s “Dance Fever”. Anita has also worked in the costume department of the Atlanta Ballet, participating in productions such as “Jook” by John McFall, “The Nutcracker”, “Coppelia”, and “Swan Lake” under the staging of Fernando Bujones. Anita loves fashion, music, and dance, and has sprinkled kindness and magic on every performer she has met.