Alison Crosby has danced with Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) since its first season fifteen years ago and currently serves as an Outreach Associate and teaching artist for the company. Over the years, McCauley has choreographed a number of pieces that highlighted Crosby’s artistry, including Golcondaand Bowing. Ms. Crosby spent most of her formative years in the Washington area and received her initial dance training at the Maryland Youth Ballet where Hortensia Fonseca was her first teacher. Crosby then attended the Joffrey Ballet School and was chosen to be a member of the Joffrey Concert Group, an apprentice-touring troupe. Over the years she has danced professionally with Eric Hampton Dance, Rincones and Company, Tony Powell/Music and Movement, CityDance, Karen and Alvin, and Dancesmith Nms. In addition, she has participated as a performer with the Washington National Opera, Arena Stage, Toby’s Dinner Theater, Silver Seas cruises and on a national tour of The Music Man. Ms. Crosby was recognized for her artistry as a solo dance performer by the Maryland State Arts Council in 1994 and 2002 and by the Montgomery County Arts Council in 1998. She is a dance educator in the Washington metropolitan area—teaching classical ballet, Floor-Barre®, creative movement and modern dance. Ms. Crosby has been guest faculty for Towson and Georgetown Universities and also choreographs for dancers preparing for competitions. Ms. Crosby completed The Artist Training Institute, sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Md., and is a Teaching Artist for BMD through The Kennedy Center; both programs are designed to help artists collaborate more effectively with local schools.