Office Manager / Instructor
Allie Sumrall started her dance training at Dance Arts at a young age. She has studied many styles of dance including ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, and hip hop. She was a member of Studio Dance Theater, performing in many ballet productions. Allie was also a member of Berrien County Dancers for two years training under Theresa Graziano. While in BCD Allie had the privilege of learning from esteemed guest artists such as Hubbard Street 2, Randy Duncan, and Nan Giordano. After graduating from Michigan Lutheran High School in 2013 Allie moved to Sydney, Australia to go to Hillsong International Leadership College.
During her three years at Hillsong she had the privilege of working and dancing with many artists from around the world from many different backgrounds and creative/dance training. She choreographed and danced for numerous performances and events that varied from college showcases and films to conferences that filled arenas with upwards of 10,000 delegates. Allie co-lead and organized Hillsong Kids Dance Team which was a team designed to train kids in the performing arts to perform for events. In her final year at Hillsong, Allie had the opportunity to intern in the Creative Arts Department where her duties included various creative responsibilities culminating in the opportunity to produce a creative presentation that highlighted many facets of creativity.
After graduating, Allie returned to the states in December 2016 and currently resides in St. Joseph, MI. This is Allie’s fifth year teaching at Dance Arts. She has taught ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop as well as teaching and choreographing for various workshops and performances. She loves to share the passion of creativity and movement with kids and adults of all ages and is excited to be back another year!