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.
The Iron Factory
Co-Founder and Director
Leah Stein Dance Company
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
2013 Dance USA Conference
Mascher Space Cooperative
Tori Lawrence + Co.
Stage Manager for The Barnes Foundation Presents: Tori Lawrence + Co