Alison Rose began ballet lessons at the age of six and continues to train as an adult. She studied many years with Balanchine dancer Dorothy Burdette and European soloist, Marthe Krueger. Her training continued at Hofstra University with Joffrey II ballet master, Lance Westergard. Other influential teachers have been Muriel Stuart, Karen Festog, Dan Sas, Linda Freyer, and Dieter Riesle. In addition to many other roles, Alison has performed the lead roles of Clara, Snow Queen, and Sugar Plum Fairy in Danbury Music Centre’s Nutcracker. A member of the Danbury Ballet Company, she also performed in various other ballets. Alison enjoys all dance forms and has also studied jazz, lyrical, modern, tap, ballroom, and flamenco.
Alison is a CT state-certified teacher and has taught English in local secondary schools. She has been teaching ballet for ten years to students ages 5 through adult. Alison truly enjoys teaching and encourages all students to reach their full potential. She believes the art of ballet can help instill self-discipline and foster a sense of achievement and self-worth in her students that will carry over to other aspects of their lives.