Allison Roux (she/her) is the program coordinator for the BA in Dance and Minor in Dance at Converse University and an Assistant Professor and choreographer in the Department of Theatre & Dance. She holds an MFA in Dance (Choreography) from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a BFA in Acting from the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Allison has performed in works by renowned choreographers such as Renay Aumiller, BJ Sullivan, Janet Lilly, W. Terry Beck, Lani Weissbach, and Kylee Fassler-Pike, among others. She has performed, choreographed, and taught professionally for Flatlands Dance Theatre, Glow Lyric Theatre, Blue Gate Musicals, The National Theatre for Children, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Tweetsie Railroad, and other regional theatres and dance companies across the United States.
Allison is a dance educator, certified yoga teacher, and ScreenDance producer. Her dance films have been selected for festivals around the world, including Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory (Ireland), Jacksonville Dance Film Festival (Florida), the International ScreenDance Festival (Iowa; Mexico), and Flick! Film Festival (North Carolina).
Scholarly & Research Activity
Allison’s research is set at the intersection of creative practice, pedagogical investigation, and art for social change. Her choreographic work focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration with social practice and current issues and questions how we, as artists, might be catalysts for change and social justice. Recent choreographic research outcomes have been centered around the experiences of formerly incarcerated women in North Carolina (Released 2022), wrongful incarceration (Wrongful 2020), and the devastation of biodiversity in coral reefs (Watch Your Step 2023), among others. Alongside her work as a choreographer and filmmaker, her pedagogical research was also presented at the 2021 NDEO conference.