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, 92nd Street Y, and J. Walter Thompson before founding Korman+Company (a boutique arts management company) in 1984.
For 25 years, by day she developed and marketed the work of select photographers, procured commissions, maintained intellectual property rights in negotiations for limited licensing deals, and executive produced over $5 million annually in commercial still photography domestically and globally for Fortune 500 corporate and high-end editorial clients. By night she performed in theatrical venues off-Broadway and 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.