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Hello, dance lovers! I’m Allison Elizabeth Burns (Allisoneb), and I’m a choreographer, performer, educator, and producer. My passion is creating exciting contemporary dance that moves people. My recent creations involve polarizing groups, feminist issues, immortal hedonists, and time travel. Support me in initiating new dance projects that empower people to have experiential and visceral interactions with dance.

“A true artist. She imbues each tiny movement with meaning and purpose; entwining story with choreography to create something so gripping and unique…"
- Guifré Bantjes-Ràfols, actor/creator

Why am I doing this?

Dance helps us understand our bodies, our emotions, and in some cases, our place in the universe. I move people with the shapes and movements of dance. I make connections between artists, audiences and communities. I cannot do it alone.

"Delightful and mesmerizing. Allison Burns is a gorgeous dancer, exemplifying poetry in motion" - Allan Mackey, On Stage

I have over a decade of experience choreographing and more than two decades of experience performing dance. I've been creating platforms for other dance artists to share their work for about ten years. I have produced and hosted over 190 podcast episodes of intimate and in-depth interviews with choreographers, performers and artistic directors from around the world. I give dance a voice and promote creative collaborations through classes, workshops, and lectures. I have received awards and grants for my artistic pursuits.

While encouraging, grants, ticket sales, and artist fees to not amount to enough income to allow me to create full-time. Become my patron and be a part of the movement!

“What a sublime workshop! Allison was so wonderful in creating a safe and welcoming space for exploration of movement and body.”
- Kathy Slamen, workshop participant
How does this work?

As a Patron your support is ongoing. You decide how much you are comfortable pledging on a monthly basis. Check out the list of tiers to see what extras you can gain access to based on your pledge amount. Once you've selected a tier your credit card will automatically be charged every month. I will send you notifications every month when my latest project is available. Depending on your tier, you could receive additional notifications of behind-the-scenes content, opportunities to participate in artist chats, exclusive access to Allisoneb video and photo archives, and a number of other perks.

What counts as a project?

I am committed to delivering at least one creative project every month. These projects can include videos, showcases, stage productions, podcasts, vlogs, livestreams or writing. To give you an idea of what to expect as my Patron, below I highlight some of my projects in recent years...

In 2020 I produced a dance video (All Dressed Up), starred in a music video (Dreams by Erica Lee Martin), choreographed a play in development (Exciting Cause by Evolution Theatre), performed a series of virtual improv jams (with the uber talented soprano saxaphone player, Kayla Milmine), generated dance poetry and prose (through the Dance and/as Discourse course by Dancers' Studio West), and I am working on a vlog project called Choreographer's Commentary.

In 2019 I produced one showcase called For the Love of Dance at Arts Court Theatre. I started a new choreographic work (Life Cycle of a Malignant Debate), and completed and presented two new choreographies: an extended version of The Key to Time Travel (Love Locks) presented at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, and You're Never Fully Dressed created for and presented at the Uproar Arts Festival. Then, I toured to Toronto to remounts two works, one at the dance:made in canada Festival, and one at Your Dance Fest.

"Thank you [Allison], for creating this show and for bringing together such an array of dance communities. This event was a tremendous opportunity to learn from one another and to connect with other artists! Namaste"
- Geoffrey Michaël Dollar, For the Love of Dance artist
In 2018 I co-produced a showcase (Inside Out at the Ottawa Dance Directive) and created and presented a new choreography (We Three at the Alberta Dance Festival). In 2017 I produced a showcase (How to Live Forever at the Gladstone Theatre), created and produced a multidisciplinary show (Do You Want to Live Forever? at the Ottawa Fringe Festival), and choreographed and presented a contemporary dance duet (The Key to Time Travel at Dark Horse Dance Projects).

“It’s unusual to walk into a room and experience beauty, but Do You Want To Live Forever? is an exercise in the sublime [...] I was captivated.” - David Currie, Apt613

Where does your money go?

Your money will directly contribute to the creation of new art. In the case of collaborative projects, it will also create jobs for other artists, and contribute to a more vibrant Canadian arts community. Together we can contribute to building a sustainable dance industry in Ottawa and beyond.

Your support will help me cover expenses such as: my collaborators’ fees, rehearsal space, advertising for shows, travel to present my work at festivals, accommodations, equipment, and training. Each project is a little different, and so the expenses vary. 

"Congratulations to Allison Burns and team for a wonderful evening of For The Love Of Dance at Arts Court Theatre last night. Bravo!! It was a fabulous collective of traditional and contemporary dance. I was privileged to attend this one night only, sold out performance." - Cate Proctor, Proctor Shift Consulting

More about me?

If you would like to learn more about me become a Patron! In the meantime you can visit my website, There you can read bio, watch teaser videos of my stage productions, and learn more about my repertoire. 

“what a gorgeous show, full of surprises, and really affecting in its exploration of how we live in past/present/future. i can’t recommend it highly enough!” - Liz, audience member of The Key to Time Travel at the Ottawa Fringe Festival 2019
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The beauty of Patreon is knowing what amount of fund you can expect to raise for any given project. When I am building project budgets for grants, festival applications, or my own personal use, I always have a field for fundraising and I aim for $500. That amount could cover the performance fees of two professional dancers, or 25 hours of rehearsal space, or a evening rental of a theatre space. This is a good place to start, but by no means covers the full cost of any project.
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