Allison's professional career in dance began at age 16 when she joined the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. She has danced with other companies that include American Ballet Ensemble, Ballet Austin and Staatstheatre Darmstadt in Germany. Memorable performances include soloist roles in Les Sylphides, La Fille Mal Gardee, Petrushka and Swan Lake. While living and dancing in Germany, Allison had the opportunity to perform in operas as well as ballets; favorites being Orpheus and Eurydike, (Cupid), and Der Graf von Luxemburg. Additional credits include; Man of La Mancha, Showboat, Annie and Cinderella.
Upon retirement from ballet, Allison’s career transitioned from dancer to choreographer. Favorite recent works include; Seussical, Bye Bye Birdie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, Alice in Wonderland, Grease, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Mulan Jr., Baby, Honk, Music Man, and Schoolhouse Rock-Live. Allison is currently the staff choreography at the Huntington Valley Boys and Girls Club Clubhouse Academy theater program, teaches dance at Clubhouse Academy, and is Coordinator of Creative Ministries and director of the Miracle Movers Dance Troupe at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Tustin. Allison serves as the program director of Aldersgate Theatre Arts.
Producer & Choreographer
Terri Miller Schmidt
We typically produce two shows each year with one show in the winter/spring and another in the summer. Auditions are usually held in January and May with productions opening in March and August.
The Theatre Artists are our performing group which consists of 12 actor/dancer/singers who perform regularly at Aldersgate as well as in the community at various events. Auditions are held as positions become available.
Workshops and Classes
We occasionally offer workshops and classes which are open to the public. Past classes have included tap dancing and musical theatre dance.
Throughout human history, artists, composers, musicians, writers, and performers have used the creative arts to invite audiences into experiences of contemplation, wonder, and awe. A key narrative of the Judeo-Christian story is that God has created and blessed us to be a blessing to others. When we offer young actors, dancers, and vocalists the opportunity to engage in the creative arts, we are inviting them to use their unique gifts in ways that will be a blessing to others.
Founded in 2012 by Allison Horner, Creative Ministries Director at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, our Theater Arts program seeks to present quality works that are both hopeful and transformational. While ATA is a church-based program, our goal is to enhance the spiritual imagination of every participant, no matter their religious background.