Alison is an entrepreneur and classically trained actor/dancer/singer who, after stints in Mexico and Senegal, returned to work at New York City's Metropolitan Opera and 92nd Street Y before founding an arts management company, Korman+Company, in 1984. During 25 years procuring and producing $5 million annually in commercial still photography for domestic and global clients, she simultaneously performed off-Broadway and in various theatrical venues in Europe.

In Los Angeles since 1997, she has served as an Account Director for the Taproot Foundation, performed for hundreds of schoolchildren with the LA Assistance League’s Nine O’Clock Players, and began teaching Shakespeare to Title 1 elementary school children in South Los Angeles in 2008.  She conceived the vision for The Young Shakespeareans Program in 2010, officially founded the organization in 2017, and continues to develop its curriculum and offerings with the conviction that unleashing the awareness and potential of Title 1 public school children transforms their lives while serving the broader community. Alison creates costumes and scenics for professional theatrical productions as well as for The Young Shakespeareans, and continues to perform in theatre, film, and television. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in Special Education and Foreign Language.