Allison Brown Bio

Allison Brown is a piano teacher and West Coast Swing dancer from Chicago, IL. She was raised on a diet of piano lessons, and ballet, jazz, and lyrical classes that carried her through high school.  She discovered country partner dancing in 2006 and was consequently introduced to the West Coast Swing community several years later .  She now competes in the Advanced WSDC level as well as the Cabaret and Rising Star routine divisions.

In addition to her love of music and dance she enjoys public speaking and has used her skills to give presentations to school boards, deliver a commencement speech at College of DuPage, give domestic and sexual abuse awareness presentations on behalf of the YWCA to high school classrooms, deliver the weekly announcements at her church, MC her piano studio’s biannual recitals, and, as of 2012, emcee West Coast Swing events. “I would rather be in front of the crowd than sitting in it,” she says, “and I am honored to be on staff as an MC this year at Swing City Chicago”