Allison Blakley earned a B.F.A. in contemporary dance at Concordia University in 2004 and completed training with the Halifax Ballet Theatre in 2008. Throughout her dance career in Montréal she worked with filmmaker Thibaut Duverneix and choreographers Andrew Tay, and most notably, Katie Ward from 2004 to 2012. In Gatineau she performed for visual artists Vincent Tiley in 2017 and Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau in 2019. Allison has performed in Ottawa, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Montréal, Sackville, Halifax, England and France. In 2014 she earned a B.Ed. from York University and from 2017 to 2022 she taught dance at Ottawa’s Canterbury High School. Allison is now discovering and deciding what will come next in her life.