Allyson Maranitch was born and raised in Tyler, Texas where she found a love for dance at a young age. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in dance. Prior to attending the University of Texas, she was an officer of the REL Southern Belles before moving on to become a Rangerette, Swingster, and Lieutenant at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. Currently, Allyson is working for Young Audiences of Northeast Texas as a teaching artist and dance educator. She is also and adjudicator for the dance staff of Marching Auxilliaries as well as an instructor and choreographer. Allyson found her home at ADC when she joined THE Collective where she dances with Bonnie in order to raise money for local causes. She is known for quoting famous one- liners from awesome movies, and her random outbursts of nonsensical phrases in spanish. Allyson is so excited to join the ADC family and cannot wait to meet all her new students.