Jaye Allison, MFA, is a Philadelphia native, daughter, independent dance artist, producer, and educator who has devoted her life to the field of dance arts and legacy building and its future.
Founder: New LEJA Dances the co., Philly TAP Challenge Tap Festival, JADA DanceTap Ensemble, continues 30+ years as an independent dance artist. Original musical /choreographic credits include: Leslye Headland’s ‘ASSISTANCE’, Theresa Rebeck’s ‘The Understudy’ by The Wilma Theater, LEJA’s Holiday offerings ‘I AM’ and ‘Carols In Color’. Performing credits include: directorial debut of Stephanie Mills The Gate Called Straight, USA’s series Political Animals. Companies: member of the 2nd Generation Silver Belles, Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company (also Program Dir.), TapTeam II & Co., Dancefusion, Marc/Charles Dancers, Power 99FM Dancers. Education: Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), UofArts, Arts Management Certificate -University of MA Amhearst via PA Council on the Arts Internship Fellow. Grants: PA Dept. of Community Development, Dance Advance – Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Leeway Foundation. Earned recognition: Philadelphia City Council Citation of Honor, Phillyist and Rocky Awardee