Alison Foster

Alison Foster has been involved in the performing arts ever since she first stepped onto the stage at the age of three. Alison trained under many well known teachers and choreographers, and was blessed to have a dance education that exposed her to a wide variety of dance genres and styles. She grew up competing in eisteddfods, and she also participated in examinations with the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) and Southern Federation of Dance (SFD). Alison won ATOD state scholarships in tap, jazz and ballet (winning jazz twice), and won SFD state scholarships in tap and jazz. In 1997 she was awarded a Victorian Premier's Award after achieving the highest study score for VCE dance. Following high school Alison moved to Ballarat to study for a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre. While studying Alison performed in numerous productions, including The Pirates of Penzance, The Boys from Syracuse and Summer Rain. She was also dance captain for The Mikado and performed in her own one woman show as part of A Month of Sundays. After graduating Alison continued performing in theatrical productions throughout Melbourne, including Grease and Me and My Girl, and she also played the role of Cassie in Nova Theatre Company's production of A Chorus Line. In 2015 Alison appeared in a television commercial for NAB. Alison has been a teacher for over 20 years, teaching dance and drama to students of all ages. She has a Certificate in Classical Ballet Teaching from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management from ATOD. Alison also has Certificate IV qualifications in Massage, Fitness and Pilates; a Diploma in Clinical Pilates; and has completed the Level 1 and 2 teacher training courses with physiotherapist Lisa Howell. She is currently studying for the double degree in Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University. Alison is a member of the Health and Fitness team at Transit Dance in Kensington, Victoria, where she teaches Pilates, anatomy, fitness and safe dance as part of the Origins Academy, pre-professional, and dance teaching courses. Alison has been an adjudicator for 12 years and has adjudicated in numerous places along the East Coast of Australia. These include Mildura, Broken Hill, Hamilton, Yarram, Leongatha, Tamworth, Swan Hill, Canberra, Geelong, Taree, Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg, as well as at the Victorian Performing Arts Challenge and Follow Your Dreams Competitions.

 

Dance

Dance Troupes

Speech and Drama

Senior Vocals

Modern Vocals Pop and Musical Theatre

Piano

String Instruments

Wind Instruments