Head of Recreational Dance
Allison McElfresh is Co- Owner and Artistic Director of The
Dance Coalition and is accredited certification through the
Ohio Board of Education as an NFHS Head Dance
Educator, National Dance Risk Management,
National Dance Council of America, ACE, and DEA. Allison is also a member of the
American College Dance Association a carries philosophies in
wellness of dance technique/choreography, fostering self potentials, and increasing longevity of the
dancer's art form. Using both her studies in BS of Secondary
Education from GCU, AA from the University of Cincinnati and a proud diploma of School for the Performing Arts, and CCM, she connects past professional roles from Phoenix Dance Cooperative, School of Ballet AZ, Ballet AZ, AZ School for the Arts, and Scottsdale Community College
to facilitate dance programs. Her teaching methods of
scientific dexterity, certified technical dance training forms,
classical qualities, contemporary dynamics, Awareness
Through Movement, and American Ballet Theater
curriculum have excelled within all her students and
families in AZ, CA, MI, SD, NV, IL, IN, and currently in OH.
In 2016, she partnered with another professional
dancer Monica Chaney, and became game changers in
Cincinnati inventing The Dance Coalition.
Allison continues to train all levels of dancers in both recreation and
competitive, undergraduate and graduate, leads/consults with the first
Teacher Training Dance program in Cincinnati, and guest
teaches in outreach programs across the tristate to build brilliant dancers using The Dance Coalition methods.
Today she has been invited to develop educational proposals with the National Dance Educators Organization.
Past professional works include: ACDA Ohio University Master Teacher,
Ballerobica, Head Studio Director
of Ahwatukee's #1 dance studio, Phoenix Dance
Cooperative, “Freedom of
Dance”, The School of Ballet Arizona instructor/choreographer,
Arizona Dance Project master dancer, Arizona School of
the Arts choreographer, 2013 1st place scholarship winner
RR "Reading through Dance", Scottsdale Community
College National Dance Festival master teacher,
Scottsdale Center of Performing Arts adjunct, L.A. Dance
Project master teacher, and Hard Rock Cafe National
Dance Week Detroit launch, "Dance of the Human Heart"