Allie began dancing at age 3, and that is where her love of dance began! She is a classically trained professional dance teacher who has taught throughout New England over the past ten years. She is trained in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop.
Allie went on to dance at the collegiate level. She was captain of her universities dance team, which competed regionally and nationally. She graduated with a BA in Business Management and a minor in Marketing. Over the years, Allie has worked with and learned from world-renowned teachers and choreographers. She continues her education with master's classes and obtaining safety and training certifications.
In 2018 she became the director and reestablished The Dance Place Studio in Worcester, MA. She teaches various styles of dance to children of all ages. She ensures a positive, safe, and creative environment. Allie is thrilled to be able to share her passion for dance with all of her students!
Gabriela Gil is a recent graduate of Skidmore College, where she pursued a dual degree in Management and Business and Dance with a concentration in performance and choreography. Throughout her time at Skidmore, she enjoyed working in the Business Department as a management and business executive presentation student coordinator and an administrative assistant, as well as in the Dance Department as an advanced ballet teaching assistant. While at Skidmore, Gabby had the pleasure of working with guest artists, including Colby Damon, Sidra Bell, Peter Chu, and Jenni Gordon performing their works as well as works by Debra Fernandez, Jason Ohlberg, Mary Harney, Eric Otto, and Erika Pujic. Since graduating, she has returned home to central Massachusetts, where she began working for TJX companies as an allocation analyst.
As a dancer, I am passionate about bringing the choreographer's creative vision to life while bringing who I am to the work. My training in a wide variety of dance genres has given me the space to connect with a larger community of dancers, artists, and audiences physically and emotionally. Physical and technical growth has also inspired me to grow artistically, letting peers and viewers into the experience being told through movement.
Dance has brought me closer to finding my most genuine self, guided by my values of honesty, integrity, empathy, and care. I hope to connect with audiences deeply in a way that is true to myself. Additionally, a goal of mine is to find a deeper sense of emotional intelligence through my dancing, developing the technical elements into advanced artistic ones. I aim to share these values while working and collaborating with others through interdisciplinary ideas, explorations, and discoveries that are focused, goal-oriented, and innovative. This remains my intent when choreographing on other artists. My goal is to give dancers room to develop the choreography I outline into something that speaks to them, allowing them to dance it with passion, comfort, confidence, and creativity. The environment and work should not feel forced but organic, enabling the dancers and viewers to feel stimulated positively.