Lora Allen

Lora Allen is a Philadelphia based artist. She is the artistic director of allendance, a dance company whose work has been presented throughout the US and abroad. allendance was recently awarded a 10 month HATCH artist in residence, and has been a recipient of The Philadelphia Cultural Fund. She is the founder and director of The Iron Factory, a space that works to support the challenging and experimental work of performance artists with residencies, live work spaces, on-going classes, and performance opportunities. She's lead workshops, lectures, and residencies at institutions such as Wilson College, Dickinson College, Charleston University, DeSales University, Kansas University, and Coventry University. Lora is a collaborator with Project Trans(m)it, a collaborative, transcontinental dance study led by four female choreographers investigating how to make dance across distance. Their recent journal " Project Trans(m)it : creating dance collaboratively via technology- a best practices overview was published in the Research in Dance Education Journal and was awarded the New Writers Prize. Lora was additionally the general manager for Leah Stein Dance Company and has performed with numerous independent artists in Philadelphia PA. 

Arts Administration


The Iron Factory

Co-Founder and Director



​Leah Stein Dance Company

General Manager



Production Coordinator for Battle Hymns​

San Francisco, CA



Stage Manager for HOIST

2011 Philadelphia Fringe Festival


The Naked Stark

Director of Administration



Sanford Elite Performing Arts Academy
Assistant Director


​2013 Dance USA Conference
Programs Sub-Committee


Mascher Space Cooperative

Programs Assistant

the fidgetspace
Administrative Assistant

Tori Lawrence + Co.

Stage Manager for The Barnes Foundation Presents: Tori Lawrence + Co