Allison Brzezinski wears many hats as an arts administrator, educator, producer, performance artist, photographer, and choreographer. She proudly fills the role of Department Administrator at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Department of Design for Stage & Film where she has the opportunity to spearhead equity, inclusion, belonging and accessibility initiatives and resources for students, faculty and staff. She was formerly the Managing Director of Stonestreet Studios, and previously worked as the Senior Director of Programming for the actor networking studio One on One NYC/LA, where she helped guide actors through the next steps of their career by demystifying the business of acting and sharing her knowledge of the industry. She is also a faculty member at Terry Knickerbocker Studio where she teaches the business of acting.
In addition to her work as an educator, Allison leads the orchestration of Nasty Women Unite Fest, an annual multimedia arts celebration of intersectional feminism and creative expression. Passion for arts activism and how women are seen in society led her to create the ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, through which she curated female dance makers from across the globe to perform in NYC.
As an artist, her own work has been shown internationally with highlights including: Unraveling Chronophobia, A Thread that Ties Us All, Personal History, Sexless Pornos: a performance and photography exhibition, and the live art series U.S.O.ver. Some of her performance work with her partner Patrick Scorese has been included in Emergency INDEX, an annual document of performance practice published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Allison has worked with a variety of notable theater and dance companies including Primary Stages, White Wave Dance Company, Children’s Theatre Company, FringeNYC, Planet Connections Theater Festivity, Parsons Dance, and the New York International Ballet Competition. She was also a member of the Peer Leadership Circle for Dance Mentorship Program, produced by Queens Council on the Arts.