Thank you for taking the time to stop in and learn a little more about this New York City based actor, dancer, choreographer. My name is Alison Jantzie, but more often than not, you will hear people call me by my nickname: Jantz.
I grew up in a rural town in the province of Alberta, Canada. Its seemingly endless terrain cultivated my expansive imagination, and enabled me to visualize a career in the entertainment industry. After graduating from the Randolph Academy in Toronto, I worked with several prevalent Canadian theatre companies including: Drayton Entertainment, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary, and The Stratford Shakespeare Festival. I also made television appearances in The L.A Complex pilot, and Murdoch Mysteries before moving to New York City.
I joined the Radio City Rockettes in 2011, dancing alongside my two sisters, Lisa and Kristin. In addition to the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular, I have been spotted performing with the Rockettes in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, My New York TV segments, and the MTV Video Music Awards. It is such a thrill to be kicking with this famed precision dance company.
My theatre credits span well beyond the walls of Radio City Music Hall, and include performances with Encores! at City Center, the Broadway revival of Gigi (Swing and Dance Captain), the national tour of Wicked (Swing), and regional theaters across the country. Jump over to my CV page to see a full list of credits, and to contact my incredible team.
On any given day you can find me bounding around New York City rehearsing, auditioning, training, or teaching dance and fitness. My career has consistently revealed to me the importance of alignment based training for health and longevity in all populations, and this has greatly influenced my teachings both as a pilates instructor and as a dance educator. In addition to emphasizing technique, and story telling, I work with students on developing a positive performance mindset that is imperative for success both in and out of the studio. Check out my TRAIN WITH ME page if you want to find out more.
At its core, my life is built on perspiration, inspiration, and creation. It’s how I grow. I am so excited for you to get acquainted with the creative sides of me that you might not already be familiar with. If you are interested in collaborating, please drop me a line on my CONTACT page.