Originally from New Brunswick, Jane-Alison McKinney (she/her) is a dancer, choreographer, and producer. A graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, she has performed the works of a variety of contemporary dance artists in Canada and Internationally. In 2016, she was awarded a Metcalf Foundation Internship Grant in Artistic Direction with adelheid under the mentorship of Heidi Strauss, whose close mentorship has played a profound impact on Jane-Alison's artistic development. She has also worked with adelheid as a dancer, emerging choreographer, and producer. Jane Alison's choreography has been supported nationally by a variety of festivals and residencies; most recently, her solo work 'There she was' was presented by Tangente in Montreal. She is also co-director of the performance collective Bare Nerve with Emma Kerson.