Allison Beaty is a dancer, choreographer, educator, dance scholar, and a current MFA student in Dance with emphasis in Choreography at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). She holds a BA in Dance from Texas Tech University (TTU), where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned Highest Honors designation from the Honors College. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Allison worked as the Recruiter for the TTU College of Visual & Performing Arts and taught, performed, and choreographed professionally throughout Texas. She was a dancer, choreographer, and founding Company Council President with Flatlands Dance Theatre. Now at UNCG, Allison is a Graduate Teaching Associate teaching jazz, ballet, and dance appreciation. Her teaching and choreographic style is informed by release techniques, somatic practices, and her love for psychology, anatomy, improvisation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Allison’s research is published in Research in Dance Education and was presented at the 2019 NDEO National Conference.