Patricia Allison


Patricia Allison is a Toronto based choreographer, movement director and performer. She holds an MFA in dance from York University and is a Dora Award winner, taking home “Best Director” in independent theatre for a piece she co-created with Jill Harper in 2018. Patricia graduated from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (formally LADMMI) in 2007. Patricia was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2017 and while she faces a number of physical and cognitive limitations due to MS, she continues to create original live performance and dancefilms. Patricia is an advocate for disability, inclusion and accessibility in the arts. 

Patricia Allison's Work


To Our Teachers By Christina de la Cruz, Samyuktha Punthambekar, Patricia Allison

We asked you to write about your inspirational educators.


Propeller Dance Brings Vibrant Joy to Our Living Rooms for Earth Day 2021

Celebrating and connecting with the Earth in the virtual age of a pandemic By Patricia Allison

Stepping into Propeller Dance’s two-hour live and interactive virtual Earth Day celebration was like being welcomed into a warm and vibrant community.

Writers & Readers

What Lies Ahead?

By Patricia Allison

Facing so much of the unknown, artists give their predictions for 2021


What Lies Ahead? By Patricia Allison

Dance artists predict what they think 2021 has in store

Where Do We Go From Here?

By Patricia Allison

When COVID-19 sent dancers home, communities quickly adapted. Can that flexibility be applied to disability arts post-pandemic?

Writers & Readers

Welcome to Our World

By Patricia Allison

Can digital innovation during COVID-19 be leveraged in a post-pandemic world to make dance careers more accessible?