Allison Brzezinski

Take Charge of Your Career

Allison Brzezinski wears many hats as an arts administrator, educator, producer, performance artist, photographer, and choreographer.

"Allison’s the person to go to. She has so much knowledge and expertise and comfort in her bag of tools that she can give to you to accomplish your goals." - Alumnus

Allison Brzezinski wears many hats as an arts administrator, educator, producer, performance artist, photographer, and choreographer. She is the former Managing Director of Stonestreet Studios, and previously worked as the Senior Director of Programming for the actor networking studio One on One NYC/LA, where she helped guide actors through the next steps of their career by demystifying the business of acting and sharing her knowledge of the industry. She has a developed keen eye for brand articulation and how actors can use their brand as an access point into the industry. She believes strongly in empowering actors so that they are equipped to face the industry head on.

In addition to her work as an educator, Allison leads the orchestration of Nasty Women Unite Fest, a multimedia arts celebration of intersectional feminism that will take place again this June. A passion for arts activism in the current political climate and how women are seen in society led her to create the ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, through which she curated female dance makers from across the globe to perform in NYC. Her own work has been shown internationally. Producing highlights include: Unraveling Chronophobia, A Thread that Ties Us All, Sexless Pornos: a performance and photography exhibition, and the live art series U.S.O.ver. Allison has worked with a variety of notable theater and dance companies including Primary Stages, White Wave Dance Company, Children’s Theatre Company, FringeNYC, Planet Connections Theater Festivity, Parsons Dance, and the New York International Ballet Competition. She was also a member of the Peer Leadership Circle for Dance Mentorship Program, produced by Queens Council on the Arts.

Hear From Our Students

“She gives you the tools to make your best case…..”

 

Allison is a lovely, smart and talented casting director who reminds us jaded actors that CD’s actually really want you to book the job! She gives you the tools to make your best case – from discovering your “type” & your “colors” to how to market yourself/how the networks market themselves, and how to create a website that brings together all of this and feels modern and current and useful! And, most importantly, she reminds you of how none of this even really matters unless the real “you” is popping off of the page/screen. Since I left the industry in the caveman days, all of this information was incredibly helpful to me.

– Kathy C.

3rd Year Student

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“She helps you take back charge over yourself as an artist…..”

 

For me, studying with Allison was super helpful because she helps you pinpoint where you are and how to either break into the industry or how to further your career if you’re already in the industry. She helps you take back charge over yourself as an artist and what you want out of this career.

It was also great to have a community of people who have the same concerns or fears or experiences with the industry as you do. Allison walks you through industry key points such as, not only your own branding as an actor but also the branding of these network shows or streaming platforms and so you also have more of an idea of what the people on the other side of the camera auditioning you are looking for. It’s very empowering and I think it’s really important as artists to be able to feel empowered to start making moves and decisions and start working and making things happen.

– Julie S.

3rd Year Student

“Allison’s the person to go to….”

 

So why should an actor takes Allison’s class? The #1 reason for me was the biggest reason I wanted to take the class: because of my anxiety. As I’m sure a lot of you also feel: you just graduated, you’re fresh out the gate, like, where do you go? what do you do? Allison’s the person to go to. She has so much knowledge and expertise and comfort in her bag of tools that she can give to you to accomplish your goals. And she was so good at helping me ease that anxiety and think like “Ok, yeah I need to start somewhere. And here’s where I’m gonna start.”

– Daniela G.

3rd Year Student

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