Faculty Profile Alison Manning

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    Alison Manning

    Alison Manning



    Alison Manning is the Managing Director & Co-Producer of The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, and has worked for 5 years to provide meaningful residency opportunities for national and international performing artists, and bring the performing arts to the local Vineyard community. In addition she Co-Directs and performs, with choreographic and creative partner Jesse Keller, in YARDWorks, The Yard’s year-round collective of artists and arts educators.

    Alison discovered her love of the Horton Techinique as a scholarship student at Jacob’s Pillow, working with the great Milton Myers, and has continued studying for the past 7 years with mentors Mr. Myers, Kristina Berger, Karen Gayle and other master Horton Teachers, and teaches the technique on Faculty at The Yard each summer, and as a guest teacher at STEPS on Broadway. In addition to teaching, Alison works and performs with The Bang Group, The Peggy Spina Tap Company, Xodus Dance Collective, The Next Stage Project, Boston-based Kindodance Company, and Naomi Goldberg Haas’, Dances for a Variable Population to name a few.

    Class Description

    Alison Manning’s class focuses on technical precision balanced with breath, and physical athleticism through the Horton vocabulary. The main focus of the class is always on moving – and moving expansively. For all ages and backgrounds students will experience the Horton technique as an exuberant form of dance that moves and breathes. Each class flows through a structured warm up, into a learned combination, which draws on technical elements from the class.