Allison Barnes was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She trained in ballet and jazz from The Alabama School of Fine Arts where she was the recipient of the Excellence in Dance award. Allison continued her education at the University of Alabama where she was a member of Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, Dance Alabama, Crimson Cabaret and Rip Tide dance team. At the University, Allison also became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she served as step team captain/choreographer for one semester.
After college Allison moved to New York where she began her career as a professional dancer for the New Jersey Nets during the 2008-2009 basketball season. Allison has performed all over the world with artists including Beyonce, Jeremih, Sean Paul, Jennifer Lopez, The Dream and many more. Allison has also done print advertisement for Dance Magazine and David TuTerra's My Fair Wedding.
When Allison is not dancing she enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her family and friends.