Alison began dancing at age 9 with a children’s ballet company out of the Regent University Theatre in Virginia Beach. From that time onward, she loved ballet and continued to study, perform and/or teach with various academies and companies in VA, FL, MS, NY, and PA.
She graduated from Virginia Governor’s Magnet School for the Arts in Dance with concentration in ballet. In her late teens/early 20s, Alison decided to stay at home to serve as her mom’s caretaker and finish her Bachelors in French, minoring in Business, from Virginia Wesleyan University. It was at this time that the same people who had first gifted her with the love of dance, when she was 9, returned in her life. Gail and Tom Barnes generously passed along their children’s ballet company to her allowing Alison to stay connected with her passion while attending to her mom’s recovery.
In 2003, Alison married her high school sweetheart, Tom Hron. She danced with VA Ballet Theatre before having two boys, Wesley and Bennet. In 2015, she met April and began teaching ballet at bellA.
Alison is so appreciative for the bellA family and considers her time there another one of life’s gifts.