Choreographer, Director, Performer
Alison Solomon has been a professional dancer for 20 years with over a decade of both performing on Broadway as well as working as one of the most sought-after associate choreographers. Alison has extensive swing (lindy hop) and salsa partnering expertise and often lends a hand in teaching and creating partner choreography/technique during new shows' developmental processes. She was instrumental in assisting with the salsa choreography in In the Heights. She performed the Lindy Hop feature in the National Tour of Swing! and went on to perform the show over 500 times around the country, before choreographing a production of it in the Twin Cities. She will be Directing and Choreographing Swing! again this Fall.Upcoming projects also include Sweeney Todd (Signature Theatre) and Into the Woods (Guthrie). Recently, Alison choreographed Fiddler on the Roof (dir. Sarna Lapine) featuring John Williams’ orchestrations with the Philadelphia Orchestra and she serves as the choreographer for the current tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Alison is as versed in dance styles as she is in mediums having choreographed ad spots featuring some of the country’s top dancers such as, Lauren Froderman ("SYTYCD"), Gillian Murphy (American Ballet Theatre), and Ashley Bouder (New York City Ballet). Alison was part of the team that choreographed the NFL Super Bowl LII Dirty Dancing commercial that went viral, featuring Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning with the NY Giants. Alison has choreographed regionally as well as for corporate events in and around NYC and has served as the audition choreographer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Her past credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Broadway, Australia, and National Touring companies), Gigi, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, I Married an Angel (City Center), Sweet Charity with Sutton Foster, Bandstand, The Honeymooners (Paper Mill Playhouse), and In the Heights (The Kennedy Center).
As a performer, Alison was part of the closing company of Finding Neverland, where she was a swing and Assistant Dance Captain. She has graced the stages of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and the Kennedy Center to name a few. She has served as an Associate Choreographer to Emmy Award Winner, Joshua Bergasse for nearly 10 years. She has spent many hours in the studio with Tony Award winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and recently helped him create swing choreography for the 2022 Met Gala (which she also performed in). Alison has also assisted choreographers Josh Prince, Al Blackstone, Stephanie Klemons, Marcos Santana, Greg Graham, and Luis Salgado. She made her television debut on the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire", directed by Martin Scorsese.
AEA, SDC, SAG(E)
Fiddler on the Roof
Alison choreographed a staged concert that was performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, featuring Chuck Cooper, Loretta Ables Sayre, and Liz Larsen, among others. It was directed by Sarna Lapine and conducted by Andy Einhorn.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Alison currently serves as Tour Choreographer for the 2nd US company of CATCF. She was the Associate Choreographer for the Broadway, 1st National Tour, and Australian companies, working alongside Joshua Bergasse & Jack O'Brien. The Australian company was nominated for 6 Helpmann Awards.
Super Bowl LII Choreography is Nominated!
The NFL Super Bowl Commercial that Ali worked on was recently nominated for a World Choreography Award. It starred NY Giants Eli Manning, Odell Beckham, Jr., Landon Collins, Brett Jones, John Jerry, Chad Wheeler, D.J. Fluker, and John Greco.
The Greatest Show NYC Flash Mob
Alison surprised attendees of the Russel Bedford International 35th Annual Conference at Pier 81 in NYC with a production number full of NYC dancers and music created just for this event.