Chicago Southside native, Allison was born into a musical household and became well versed in classical, jazz, blues, world folk music, and funk at a very young age. She received her Bachelors of Music at University of Illinois Champaign Urbana as a coloratura soprano and her Masters of Music at New York University in Musical Theater. Her Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon & Motown the Musical, including the 1st & 2nd B’Way National Tour in the role of Diana Ross (NAACP Theatre Award nomination, Chicago Broadway World Award winner for Female Lead Actress). Other theatre credits include: Shout Sister Shout (Seattle Rep), Little Shop of Horrors (Kennedy Center), Soul: The Stax Musical (dir. Kwame Kwei-Armah), Oo Bla Dee (written by Regina Taylor, directed Ruben Santiago), The Wiz, Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Color Purple (nat’l tour), Dreamgirls, and most recently, Disney’s Aida Development Theatre Workshop. Some of her favorite concerts include Kurt Elling’s “The Big Blind” (Jazz at the Lincoln Center), Ted Hearne’s “Katrina Ballads” & “You’re Causing Quite A Disturbance” (featuring Erykah Badu & Brooklyn Philharmonic) & “Songs in the Key of Life” (Stevie Wonder -Toronto). Allison recently recorded on Stevie Wonder’s new song “Cant Put it in the Hands of Fate”(2020) and is working on her first solo project. Aside from songwriting & performing, Allison enjoys combining yoga & mindful practices with a vocal technique called Holistic Singing.


Bachelor of Music | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Master of Music | New York University


Best Female Lead (NAACP Theatre Award, nom/ Broadway World Awards, winner), Complete Vocal Technique, Trauma Informed Yoga Outreach Training.