Alison Stroming was adopted from Recife, Brazil at the age of eight months and started dancing when she was three years old. She was accepted to The School of American Ballet where she began her formal ballet training at the age of nine. While at SAB, Alison performed with The New York City Ballet in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Harlequinade, Coppelia, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She attended the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive in New York in 2004. Franco De Vita, principal of the JKO School at ABT, offered her a full scholarship to the new Junior Division. With JKO she has performed in numerous technical demonstrations and performances at The Juilliard School, Guggenheim Museum, City Center, The Metropolitan Opera House, Joyce Theater, and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Alison also toured with The American Ballet Theater II in Europe in 2010 and 2011 performing roles in Allegro Brillante (Balanchine), Continuo (Tudor), A Taste of Sweet Velvet (Jodie Gates), and Interplay (Robbins). She was a demonstrator for the regional tour of Jump: The Alternative Convention directed by her brother, Gil Stroming. She was also featured in Pointe Magazine's "In The Wings" in the February/March 2010 issue.
Alison danced for two seasons with the Alberta Ballet in Canada. With Alberta Ballet Alison toured across Canada and danced roles in Kirk Peterson's Swan Lake,Jean-Grand Maitre's Love Lies Bleeding, Cinderella, The Nutcracker and George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments, just to name a few.
She is now in her first season with Ballet San Jose under the new direction of Jose Manuel Carreno where she is the youngest female dancer.
- Full scholarship to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theater for four years
- Dizzy Feet Scholar 2010-2011
- American Ballet Theater II Europe Tour 2010-2011
- Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen 2010
- Company dancer with the Alberta Ballet
- Company dancer with Ballet San Jose.
FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SAY “CAPEZIO”
FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM
I am a huge fan of Capezio pointe shoes. I have been wearing the same shoe, Capezio Elans, ever since I started pointe at the age of nine! I also love their collection of warm ups! From legwarmers, to sweaters, they are all so comfortable and great for everyday at the studio.
BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS
My biggest advice would be to work hard everyday yet enjoy what you do. To become a professional dancer takes much determination and effort and in the end, hard work will pay off.
UNUSUAL FACT/LOVE/HABIT/GOAL/ABILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW
I was adopted from Recife, Brazil at the age of eight months. All of my older siblings were dancers at the time so my mom put me into dance classes too. I also love traveling with my family, I have been to Europe over 10 times!