Allison DeBona  
Organization: Ballet West

Position: First Soloist

Affiliation with organization: 2015 – 2017

Years active at YAGP: 2015 – Present


Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she trained with The Parou Ballet Company under Debbie Parou, followed by the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet under Jean Gedeon. Allison then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ballet from Indiana University. Allison also spent one year with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program.

She joined Ballet West in 2007 and was promoted to Demi-Soloist in 2011. Her repertoire includes the world premiere of Susan Shields’ Grand Synthesis; Michael Smuin’s The Tempest; Mark Morris’ Gong; Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly; Michel Fokine’s Polovetsian Dances; the world premiere of Peggy Dolkas’ “Yes, But How Did You Get There?”; the world premiere of Nicolo Fonte’s The Immeasurable Cadences Within; Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty; John Butler’s Carmina Burana; Jiri Kylian’s Sinfonietta and Petite Mort; Nicolo Fonte’s Bolero; and the 2011 world premieres of Tom Mattingly’s Fall Into Loving Arms and Avichai Scher’s White Noise. Her Balanchine repertoire includes Violette’s “Pas de Deux” in Emeralds, Agon “Pas de Trois”, Prodigal Son, Serenade, Stars and Stripes, Chaconne, and The Four Temperaments.