Alison began studying Ballet, Tap and Contemporary dance at the age of seven and has been dancing ever since. Although she has long since put away her ballet shoes, she remains passionate about Tap and frequently travels to festivals across Europe in search of new rhythmical inspiration and to jam with others who share her love of this musical dance form.
Alison fell in love with Lindy Hop after someone asked her to dance at a tap festival – she had no idea of the steps but had so much fun she vowed to learn the dance as soon as she returned to Norway… a short time later she joined SwingCats and hasn’t looked back since.
Alison is currently enjoying exploring Balboa, which she loves for its fast footwork and rhythmical subtleties. She has also danced Salsa and other Latin dances for a number of years, and is the current leader of the SwingCats team.