Alison Phillips

Alison Phillips began her formal ballet training at the Mill Ballet School, in Lambertville, New Jersey. She also trained at the Joffrey Ballet School for many summers, and performed with the Roxey Ballet Company. Some of her roles have included Dew Drop, Snow, Marzipan, and Arabian in The Nutcracker. She has also performed large roles in such ballets as Cinderella, Peter and the Wolf, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and Dracula, as well as having many original ballets created on her. She has trained with Mark and Melissa Roxey, Patricia Brown, Chérie Noble, Trinette Singleton, Dorothy Lister, David Pittenger, and Marjorie Mussman among others. She began teaching at the Mill Ballet School at a young age, and continued teaching there during college, as well as at the New Brunswick location of The Princeton Ballet School. Alison graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Psychology. From 2006-2014, she opened and directed her own school, The Red Oak Ballet Academy. She works with dancers age 2-adult in order to help pass along both her technical and artistic knowledge, as well as her passion for the art of ballet. She has created several ballets of her own, including classical works inspired by children’s books such as Where the Wild Things Are, Goodnight Sweet Butterflies, as well as many shorter classical and neo-classical pieces.