Allyson Swaney is from Phoenix, Arizona. She found a love for ballet at age 11. She trained at Elite Dance Academy under director, Gia Waxman. Although she has experience in Jazz and Contemporary as well, Ballet is her passion. Some of her favorite roles include: Swanilda in Coppelia, Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty, and Spanish in the Nutcracker. At the age of 13, she started teaching ballet classes out of her home, and continued to do so for 5 years, as well as teaching at her studio. In high school, she danced and competed on the dance team, as well as the pom team. She went on to dance at Brigham Young University-Idaho for 1 year, and then transferred to Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where she taught children’s ballet classes. Allyson is happy to be a new member of On Pointe to share her love of ballet and choreography!