Allyson Esposito has been dancing for most of her life, receiving early interdisciplinary dance training from The School of the Salt Creek Ballet in the Chicago suburbs, and through college at Miami University of Ohio, where she was a member of its Dance Theatre Company. Following college, Allyson returned to her hometown of Chicago to work with numerous dance artists while pursuing other career goals in the consulting, legal and, finally, philanthropy fields. In 2005, Allyson formed Chicago-based nonprofit dance collaborative, The Space Movement Project (TSMP), which she co-led until 2015. As part of TSMP for 10 years, Allyson co-created more than 12 original evening-length works, performing across the country and Mexico, and created and managed OuterSpace Studios, a rehearsal and performance space for the Chicago dance and theater community. With a decade of experience in arts administration and philanthropy in Chicago, Allyson moved to Boston three years ago to serve as the Senior Director for Arts and Culture at the Boston Foundation, Greater Boston's community Foundation. Since that time, she has found a creative home in making dance and performing with Public Displays of Motion.