Allison Brzezinski wears many hats as an arts administrator, educator, producer, performance artist, photographer, and choreographer, focusing particularly on art as an agent of social change. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of ChEckItDance, an all-female modern dance company exploring themes of feminism and gender-as-choice. Allison’s choreography has been presented internationally. She created ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, in which she curated female dance makers from across the globe to perform in NYC. ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival has taken place in Manhattan over the past five years and has involved more than 50 choreographers and 400 dancers. Other producing highlights include: A Thread that Ties Us All, Sexless Pornos: a performance and photography exhibition, and the live art series U.S.O.ver. She has worked with a variety of notable theater and dance companies including Primary Stages, White Wave Dance Company, Children’s Theatre Company, FringeNYC, Planet Connections Theater Festivity, Parsons Dance, and the New York International Ballet Competition. She was also a member of the Peer Leadership Circle for Dance Mentorship Program, produced by Queens Council on the Arts. This Fall she choreographed and assistant directed the short film In Search Of – alongside fellow NWUF leaders Kate Moran as director and Sohailla Mahjour as AC.
Allison worked as the Senior Director of Programming at One on One NYC/LA for almost four years and now serves as the Managing Director of Stonestreet Studios, affiliated with NYU/TISCH.
You can currently catch her photography exhibition, Personal History, displayed at Sabay in Jackson Heights, NY, and her performance work featured in the book Emergency Index: Annual Document of Performance Practice Volume 6. She is a resident artist at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning where she will present a newly developed one woman show in May of this year as part of their First Friday Series.