A Little About Alison Presley
Alison Presley, (Office Manager, Yoga Teacher, Choreographer) – Alison’s first dance role was Bunny Rabbit Number 2 in her school’s performance of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” and has been hooked on dance ever since. After graduating with her bachelor of arts from Grinnell College in Iowa, (where she started her own dance company with two of her close friends), Alison moved to North Carolina to teach second grade at Peeler Open School for the Performing Arts in Guilford County. She realized she had a great passion for dance after performing in three productions for The Community Theatre of Greensboro and went back to graduate school. Alison graduated in 2009 with her master’s degree in dance choreography and performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Alison still loves working with children but now she does it in a different capacity, choreographing and performing for eight theatre companies and schools in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Reidsville, Burlington, and Raleigh. Alison has studied trapeze and Skinner Releasing in Seattle, Washington and Istanbul, Turkey, aerial silks in Charlotte, North Carolina, and world dance (including Samba and Manipuri) in New York City. Alison is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance, has a group exercise certification from The American Council of Exercise, and has been a certified Zumba instructor and member of the Zumba Instructors’ Network for five years.