Alison grew up in Falls Church, VA. She danced at smaller studios and community centers until she was 13 when she began serious pre-professional training at BalletNova Center for Dance. Alison graduated cum laude from Point Park University in May 2013 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance and a minor in entrepreneurship. She trained under Dana Arey, Patrick Franz, Jay Kirk, Lindy Mandradjieff, Jason McDole, Peter Merz, Danielle Pavlik, Pearlann Porter, Susan Stowe, and Ernest Tolentino. She has also participated in programs with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Joffrey Ballet NYC, and American Ballet Theater. Alison has been a member of Gin Dance Company since 2014.