Allison is originally from the suburbs of Chicago, and moved to South Carolina to complete her undergraduate degree in mathematics and sociology. About a year after graduating, Allison began her aerial training under the coaching of Kelly VanLeeuwen.
After years of being a dedicated student, Allison began a 200+ hour training program with Kelly to become an aerial instructor, and obtained her certification from the Circus Arts Institute in November of 2017.
Once certified, Allison began teaching for Kelly's company, MAYA Movement Arts, as one of the primary aerial sling instructors through August of 2018, when the company was restructured. In September of that year, Allison formed Skyward Aerial Arts, LLC in order to continue to provide group classes in aerial sling for the Greenville community. Allison is an aerial coach providing sling group classes, private parties and private lessons, as well as a performer available for various events and showcases.
Allison continues to expand her aerial knowledge with her continuing work in aerial sling, as well as her secondary apparatus, dance trapeze. When she's not in the studio training, you will often find her running, at the gym, or with her adorable Australian Shepherd pup, Luna.
IG (personal): @allie_cat1219
IG (studio) : @skywardaerialarts