Alison Marshall, PhD, is a teaching and performing artist, choreographer, and arts consultant who designs and presents dance and theatre based learning programs in schools and communities.  Her performance and choreography work has been presented at a variety of venues including the New Works Series San Francisco, Naropa/Colorado Summer Dance Festival, Boston Dance Umbrella, Jacob’s Pillow (2008 choreographer’s lab) and Phoenix Theatre.  Her community based and dance based learning work has included projects and performances in Mexico, Columbia, Holland, Belgium, England, and the United States. Alison’s work focuses on embodied learning and connecting movement with meaning.
Alison holds a doctorate in Integrated Arts Education with a specialization in dance and is on national dance faculty at Lesley University, College of Creative Arts. She has served as faculty in dance and education at Arizona State University West, the University of Washington, Prescott College and the Project Zero Summer Institute, Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Alison directed a three year long Rural Arts Education Collaboration Project supported by the Dana Foundation and served as consultant for an arts based quality improvement project supported by the Wallace Foundation.  She was the Arts Learning Director for the Arizona Commission on the Arts for nine years where she designed and presented over 200 professional development workshops in dance and theatre-based learning. She is on the editorial board for The Teaching Artist Journal, served as co-director of Detour Theater Company with developmentally delayed adult actors, and is a partner of THROUGHLINES Theatre and Dance Company. Alison is the co-author of a design arts curriculum and teachers guide titled Architecture and Children and, with her Throughlines partners, is completing a book on inquiry, dance and theater based learning. Current dance and theater professional development projects are based in London (Global Learning Studio), Taos, N.M.  and Peoria, Az.