|Allan Alo and Oceania Dance Theater|
Having been raised in the traditional dance styles of Sāmoa, Allan Alo was inspired to further explore dancing as an art form, self-teaching in modern, contemporary, jazz, and funk styles with like-minded artists at the Madd Art Gallery based in Sāmoa.
These explorations and the development of Allan’s skills as a dancer and choreographer inspired further challenges, leading him to start a Bachelor degree in Expressive Arts with the University of the South Pacific in 1998.
While studying for his undergraduate degree Allan, with two others, founded the Oceania Dance Theatre. Since its founding, Allan has choreographed numerous pieces for the group which have been performed for audiences locally and abroad.
Allan is currently working full time as the choreographer with the theatre and completing a master's program in dramatic literature.