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Alison Hodge
Tutor: Encore Musical Theatre Classes

Alison HodgeAlison Hodge grew up in Lake Macquarie trying out every instrument in the Concert Band that she could. A self confessed band geek, it wasn't until later in her teenage years (and then some) that she discovered a love for the stage. Making up for lost time, Alison moved to Sydney to train at ED5 International (Vocal Major) and discovered what it was to Sing and Dance properly. Since then Alison has continued her training at Urban Dance Centre (Dance Major), learning from inspiring Industry Professionals such as Kelley Abbey (I Will Survive, Fame, So You Think You Can Dance), Chloe Dallimore (Addams Family, Annie, The Producers), Juliette ‘Jet’ Verne (So You Think, The Lion King), Marko Panzic (DJ Havana Brown, Ricki Lee, Fame), Stephen Colyer (Dance Academy), Sisqo (YMS, Hermitude), just to name a few. Alison continues to train regularly in Sydney in all aspects of the arts...she really should make a bedroom in her busy car!

Alison is currently the Musical Theatre Course Manager (after hours) at The McDonald College School of the Performing Arts (in which she is also responsible for teaching the singing component). Alison is also the resident Voice Teacher for the Diploma and CertIV students at Fiona's Studio of Dance, as well as the youth singing teacher at Urban Dance Centre. Alison also teaches privately in both Sydney and Lake Macquarie, as well as running the business 'Pop Up Performing Arts' which focuses on bringing Sydney professionals to the Hunter to teach performing arts workshops.

Alison is thrilled to be back and working with the wonderful people at Upstage! Bring on the fun!