Allison Elizabeth Burns
Dance & Performing Arts Professional
Allisoneb is a passionate member of the performing arts community who works as a choreographer, performer, educator, and producer.
"Delightful and mesmerizing. Allison Burns is a gorgeous dancer, exemplifying poetry in motion"
- Allan Mackey, On Stage
Allison Elizabeth Burns is a dance artist, producer and educator based in her hometown of Ottawa. She spent a decade working and studying in Montreal, where she graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Contemporary Dance with distinction in 2010.
Allison has choreographed and performed in plays, multidisciplinary projects and dance works. Her most recent work, You're Never Fully Dressed, was presented at the inaugural Uproar Arts Festival in August 2019. She presented one new choreography in 2018 We Three (Alberta Dance Festival), and two new multidisciplinary creations in 2017, Do You Want to Live Forever? (Ottawa Fringe Festival) and The Key to Time Travel (Dark Horse Dance Projects). Her work has also been presented at Princess Productions' dance: made in canada festival (2019), random acts of dance's Your Dance Fest (2019) and in the Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa Fringe Festivals (2010-2019).
She has performed in choreographic works by Noémie Lafrance, Jérôme Bel, and Renata Soutter (Propeller Dance), among others, and has toured North America. She is the recipient of several awards for her artistic pursuits.
Allison is a co-founder and former artistic producer of the Bouge d’ici Dance Festival. She has a history of self-producing and working with variety of dance collectives. She has produced a showcase a year in Ottawa from 2017-2019. She founded, produced and hosted the dance podcast, Dirty Feet, for several years.
Allison has worked for several dance and theatre companies in a variety of roles. She was the communications director for the 25th anniversary of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival; she spent two years as the artistic manager of the Ottawa StoryTellers; she has worked as an administrative assistant for Arzoo Dance Theatre; and she has been a member of the marketing and communications team of the Segal Centre.