BIOGRAPHY

Alison Plevey graduated from WAAPA with a first class honours degree, Bachelor of Arts - Dance, in 2009. She is a dance and physical theatre artist, choreographer, teacher, improviser and site dance maker. Her work is driven by an interest in the interface of physical performance with non-traditional theatre spaces and environments and the engagement of audiences via a connection to place.

Alison is Co-Director of dance and physical theatre company Lingua Franca with Adam Deusien. Their debut work Right Behind You (2013) was presented in Bathurst, Canberra and Brisbane and toured to the Wirksworth Festival, UK.

At Short + Sweet Dance Festival 2013 she was awarded Most Outstanding Choreography and Best Female Dancer for her solo work Lachlan. In 2014 Alison starred as Alice in Emma Gibson's play Johnny Castellano is Mine, a Co -Production between The Street Theatre and Canberra Youth Theatre Company. She was the recipient of a Canberra Critic's Circle Award for her "mesmerising and tour de force solo performance" combining text and movement in the contemporary reimagining of The Little Mermaid story.

Alison is an experienced freelance performer, working with choreographers including Adelina Larsson (no place and Resonance 1.0 - Bubble Wrap), Liz Lea (InFlight), Tanya Voges (Admit One), Not Yet It's Difficult (Training Squad), Starrs and Cmielewski (Dancing with Drones), Stalker Theatre Company (Creature), Emiline Forster (The Remix Project), Empire of the Sun and Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre. She has collaborated with musicians Andrew Fedorovich, Alex Voorhoeve and Jonathon Zwartz.

Alison has a strong commitment to youth and community work and arts education. She works closely with QL2 Dance as a choreographer, tutor and education officer and as a tutor for Canberra Youth Theatre Company. Independently and as Lingua Franca she has also directed Australia Council for the Arts and Regional Arts Funded youth dance projects 'No Planet B', 'Talk2Me', 'Synthesis' and 'CLIQUE' in regional NSW, 2010-2014.

This year she undertook a two week residency 'Back to Front' at The Front Gallery  in Canberra in an experimental exploration of form  - a durational dance exhibition. As choreographer of the Canberra Multicultural Fringe Festival in 2015 she created 'Refugee' with Little Dove Theatre Art, 'Replay' and programmed 'Hit The Floor for Refugees'.

As Lingua Franca she created and performed 'WORK IT' for Art, Not Apart and You Are Here festivals with collaborators Caitlin Welch and Yohan Strauss. She is co-producer of annual Canberran choreographic lab strange attractor.