ALLISON RUBIN FORESTER
Allison Rubin Forester is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher of dance and mathematics. Allison first studied ballet, jazz and modern in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois at the studios of Gus Giordano and Lou Conte (Hubbard Street Dance). She received a BS in mathematics from the University of Illinois – Urbana in 1987, while studying/performing as a full-time student in the dance department. She taught and choreographed at the University of Oregon, while she received a Masters Degrees in Dance and Secondary Education. Allison is now teaching junior high math and dance at Barton Open for the Minneapolis Public Schools. Locally, she has studied and performed with Chuck Davis’ Babu’s Magic and The Umoja Ensemble, 10,000 Dances, and several independent choreographers. Ali teaches a strong technique-based class that blends modern influences with strong classical jazz elements – and lots of energy and sweat!