Hi, I’m Allie and here is a little bit about me!
WHO I AM.
I’m 20 and from North London, UK. I’ve lived there all my life with my family.
In 5 words, I am quirky, committed, hardworking, friendly and passionate.
WHAT I DO.
I started acting when I was about 7 years old and have loved it ever since. It is something that gives me confidence, gives me experience and a lot of laughs! The first play I was ever in was a charity production of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ done by a local amateur youth group called The Blue Hutch Theatre Company. From then on I was hooked to the stage but it is only recently that I have become more involved with acting for TV and Film. I am now lucky enough to be studying at East 15 Acting School on the BA Hons Acting and Contemporary Theatre course.
I started dancing in about 2008. Just trying out a few classes in a range of styles here and there but nothing was really making me go WOW. It was one class in Street Dance at Bodens which made me really want to dance more as I fell in love with the style. After attending a Musical Theatre summer course in 2009 with Pineapple Performing Arts School I joined the sunday school and began my street dance career as it were.
In 2011 PPAS took PCUK – A Midsummer Night’s Remix to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We received a 5* review which we were all very proud of! We returned to the Fringe with Soldier the year after. It was an amazing week, people remembered us from last year, we received some fantastic feedback and all learnt a lot. Now I continue to attend classes when I can and would really like to train more often.
My interest in presenting stemmed from working with DanceToThis.com and getting the opportunity to present various video features, such as coverage of the B-boy Championships 2011, Breakin’ Convention 2012 and the premiere of Street Dance 2. Personal highlights have been interviewing a number of my heroes at Move It Dance Convention, including Adam Garcia and Darcy Bussell, and interviewing Ashley Banjo who gave me great feedback which included ‘She’s little but she’s good!’. Now I have really got into my presenting and would love to take it further in the future!
Who knows what exciting things will happen to me in the future but I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in helping me get all these fantastic opportunities and experiences I have had so far. I am having so much fun and cannot wait for the next few years.