Allison Ploor is a founding member of BODYART, starting collaborations with Artistic Director, Leslie Scott in 2002. The two have taught master classes and set repertory on schools and universities across the country including Brandon Ballet, Elon University, San Jose State University, UT Dallas, and the Greenhill School. While receiving her BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance from Texas Christian University, Allison was awarded the Nordan Fine Arts Scholarship and Jerry Bywaters Cochran Excellence in Modern Dance Award. She is also a member of VonHoward Project and has worked with performers and choreographers Susan Douglas Roberts, Leah Cox, Jin Wen Yu, Gus Solomons jr, and the late Fernando Bujones. Her early training included study at Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, Sarasota Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Florida Dance and the American Dance Festivals.