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Allyson Green

Emeritus Faculty


MFA, Choreography, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


ALLYSON GREEN is a choreographer and visual artist who was based in New York from 1986-2001 and joined UCSD in 2003. She was a noted performer and the rehearsal director in the companies of Yoshiko Chuma SOHK, Charles Moulton, Doug Varone, Randy Warshaw, and Bill Young. Her company Allyson Green Dance has been presented to critical acclaim in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Macedonia, Portugal, Slovakia, Romania, Venezuela, and the United States.  Her work is produced regularly in New York by such venues as Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop and Symphony Space.  She has been a frequent international collaborator with such noted choreographers as Ben Wright in London, José Navas and Dominique Porte in Montreal, and Meg Stuart in Brussels.

In 1999, Ms. Green was awarded the prestigious Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and was named the UWM Fine Arts Graduate student of the Decade in 2005. Ms. Green's work has been particularly influenced by her teaching and choreographic research in East/Central Europe. She has been the recipient of eight fellowships from The Suitcase Fund, an initiative created by Dance Theater Workshop with major funding from the Rockefeller Foundation.  These fellowships took place in Brazil (1992), Macedonia (1998, 1999, 2005) the Slovak and Czech Republics (1999, 2000) and Romania (2003, 2004). In addition to her work in dance, Ms. Green maintained an active visual arts career as a painter and an award-winning graphic designer for numerous arts organizations and PBS television. Ms. Green has served on the Danspace Project Artist Advisory Board, New York from 1996-2002, and was the Artistic Director of the theater Sushi Performance and Visual Art from 2003-5, for which she was named by the Union Tribune as one of the top arts leaders in San Diego in 2004. Details on upcoming projects can be seen at