Alison Stromin

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Alison Stromin

Alison was adopted from Recife, Brazil at the age of eight months. She started dancing at three years old because all of her older siblings were dancers. Alison competed in jazz and tap routines with her local dance school in New Jersey. She was accepted to the School of American Ballet where she began her formal ballet training at the age of nine. While at SAB, Alison performed with New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Harlequinade, Coppelia, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She attended the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive in New York in 2004. Franco De Vita, principal of the JKO School at ABT, offered her a full scholarship to the new Junior Division. With JKO she has performed in numerous technical demonstrations and performances at the Juilliard School, Guggenheim Museum, City Center, the Metropolitan Opera House, The Joyce Theater, and The Ailey Citigroup Theater. Alison also toured with American Ballet Theater II in Europe in 2010 and 2011 performing roles in Allegro Brillante (Balanchine), Continuo (Tudor), and Interplay (Robbins). She was a demonstrator for the regional tour of Jump: The Alternative Convention directed by her brother, Gil Stroming. Alison won the title of “Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen” for the year of 2010 and represented her state at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen finals in Orlando, Florida where she was awarded Overall Talent.Alison is now dancing with the Alberta Ballet where she is currently the youngest company artist.

Dance pushes me to new levels every day and I am always trying to improve not only technique but also myself as a person as well as an artist.
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