Allison has a Masters from Juilliard. As she continued her education in New York as a singer songwriter learning the ropes, she toured with Joe Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega, Shania Twain, Angelique Kidjo, Jann Arden, Tracy Chapman, Pat Benatar, Ann-Margret and Ronnie Spector. Her recording credits include work with Cyndi Lauper, Jann Arden, Pat Benatar, Joe Jackson, Rachael Sage, Carter Burwell, Tim Booth, Angelo Badelmente and Branford Marsalis.
Allison's new solo cd is a mixture of jazz infused pop, with almost something for everyone. She's a masterful chameleon - effectively incorporating R&B, Pop, Dance, Jazz and even Americana. This cd, in a way, proves why she's been one of the most in-demand touring musicians for acts from Cyndi Lauper to Shania Twain.
Early in 2006, Allison was invited to select and record a cover song for a cd of the music of Emil Adler and Julie Flanders of the October Project. The album is aptly named covered.
Allison is actively collaborating with the STREB dancers in NYC. Previous off-Broadway credits include musical director and composer for the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Situation TragedyÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ -- which won the L.A. Dramalogue Award for Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Best MusicalÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½. Allison was also cited for the award of Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Best Musical DirectionÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ by the same publication