Upcoming Events


Ongoing – Parkinson’s Dance classes

Banner Neuro Wellness Center

207 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234


Monday 9:00 – 10:00 am

Wednesday 9 – 10:00 am-

Friday  10:30 – 11:30 am




Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Cultural Connections Through Dance


classes for high school students

in partnership with Thodos Dance Chicago: Friday Feb. 17, 2017


in partnership with Diabolo Dance Thursday, March 16, 2017


Aspen  Santa Fe Ballet Thursday April 13, 2017


Dance residency – Scottsdale Public Schools and Scottsdale Center for the Arts

Laguna School and Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center


Ongoing – Parkinson’s Dance classes


Monday- West Valley

Wednesday and Friday – East Valley

Dance Residency – Joining Math and Dance , Scottsdale School District in partnership with Scottsdale Center for the Arts Jan. – March Laguna School

Lesley University Dance Based Learning


Denver: Jan. – March

Boise: May – July


Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Patrick ( dramaturg) and Alison ( actor) will be part of the Association of Higher Education New Plays Festival
July 23 – 27, 2014, in Scottsdale Az.


 Dance Residency Homer, Alaska

Alison Marshall Oct 27 – Nov 12, 2013

Bunnell Arts Center http://homernews.com/homer-features/arts/2013-10-17/artist-in-schools-academy-offered

Alaska State Council on the Arts: Teaching Artist Professional Development Training
Keynote and workshop presentations
West Homer School – teaching residency – performance

 Arts Integration across Disciplines June 19-21, 2013

Come to London to explore arts integration and ways to build student engagement in learning.

 This professional development workshop, part of the American School in London Learning Institute, offers active, integrated arts explorations of curricular content and teaching practice. We will use varied arts experiences and city sites; park, museum, gallery and street, to explore ways to help students develop understanding in various disciplines and in cross-disciplinary contexts.

 For classroom teachers, arts specialists, museum educators and teaching artists.For more information please go to http://www.asl.org/page.cfm?p=2012 The Learning Institute at American School of London.

Workshop presenters:

Alison Marshall, Ph.D., is a teaching and performing artist, educator. and arts consultant who designs and presents dance and theater-based learning programs in schools and communities. She is on dance faculty at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Peter Lutkoski is  a musician and  middle school assistant principal at the American School in London, and maintains an active schedule as a workshop presenter and author on topics related to arts and learning.

Both Alison and Peter have served as faculty for the Project Zero Classroom at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Center for Communiites and Schools  – ELO Conference  “Building Bridges to New Possibilities”

March 5-7, 2013  The Penn State Conference Center State College, Pa  The Penn Stater

Come join us. Alison will be presenting arts integration  – dance and theatre workshops.

2013 Arts Integration Solutions Professional Development Workshops

Stem and the Arts— Developing LIteracy through the Arts–

Common Core and the Arts

Alison will be teaching

Tucson: 8-4 Jan 26  Phoenix : 8-4 Feb. 2

Contact http://artsintegration.com/ for more information


In Development: Throughlines is partnering with Arcadia Therapies in Phoenix, AZ, providing professional development for occupational therapists.

The Throughlines Approach of ASK/MAKE/REFLECT will be the foundation for applying the new state mandated approach of parent development as part of the therapy given by the state providers. Througlines will facilitate this new information through theatre and dance workshops. Occupational therapists will learn the new state mandates, as well as, learn new strategies to use in their occupational therapy work in homes across the state.

Global Studio – American School in London

The American School in London, June 18 – June 22, 2012.


 The Global Learning Studio is an international professional development opportunity for classroom teachers, museum educators, arts specialists, curriculum leaders, administrators and teaching artists from schools and community-based arts organizations.The workshop will take place at The American School in London, June 18 – June 22, 2012. Participants will have opportunities to explore two central questions: How can we use the arts to develop thinking skills and understanding across arts and non-arts disciplines and how can we use our surroundings to enrich curriculum and deepen student understanding.The Global Learning Studio offers creative,  hands –  on approaches in music, theatre, dance and visual arts to apply across the full curriculum to develop understanding in various disciplines and cross–disciplinary contexts.

 Using cultural landmarks including the Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Museum of London and Regents Park, participants will explore the nature of disciplinary understanding and effective tools for developing and examining student learning. Come join  faculty Alison  Marshall and Peter Lutkoski at this exciting workshop. For additional information please visit the American School in London site: http://www.asl.org/page.cfm?p=2012

Create 2012

Tennessee Arts Commission Creativity in Education Institute

 Middle Tennessee State University July 15-18, 2012


Create 2012 will focus on aligning classroom instruction with 21st Century learning skills, which encompass creativity, imagination, problem solving, and critical thinking to support literacy in all subjects.  Alison Marshall  and Susan  Thompson will be presenting dance and theatre workshop sessions for K-12 classroom teachers, arts specialists, teaching artists, special education, and resource teachers as well as principals and superintendents.

By learning how to integrate the arts into all content areas, teachers will be guided in  designing, delivering and assessing content in a way that engages students as active participants in their own learning. Principals and school administrators will explore the importance of creativity to learning and utilize the arts as a way of establishing and / or enhancing professional learning communities among faculty.  Create 2012 is the first statewide academy of its kind in Tennessee and MTSU http://middletennessee.stateuniversity.com/?gclid=CO7Dv7DUxK4CFQpshwodQzV5Xg with its roots as a teacher-training institution is the ideal setting for the four-day event

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