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Alison Manning ’08

  • Allison Manning


Alison Manning ’08 is the Executive Director and Co-Producer of The Yard, a 46 year old dance and performing arts organization on Martha’s Vineyard. She has been leading, in partnership with Yard Artistic Director and Executive Producer David R. White, to a reimagining of the Yard legacy for a new century and new generations of artistic and educational practice.

Manning joined The Yard in 2008, after receiving her BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. After bedbug accepted to the School at Jacob’s Pillow and working with the great Milton Myers she went on to teach the Horton technique at The Yard, Peridance Capezio Center, STEPS on Broadway, New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, Ohio University and Wesleyan University. She dances professionally with The Bang Group and is Co-Artistic Director of DanceTheYard with Jesse Keller, The Yard’s resident staff-directed dance company. Manning has performed and toured in the past with The Peggy Spina Tap Company, Kinodance Company, Xodus Dance Collective, among others. Her own choreographic work, with collaborator Jesse Keller, continues to be presented each year as part of The Yard’s presentation series as well as at Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside/Out Stage, Gibney Dance Center, West End Theater, Triskelion Arts, ACDFA and NY Theater Lab. Mrs. Manning is a proud wife and mom of three children and is humbled to serve on the Advisory Board of the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department.


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