Allison Burns

Photo Credit: Jen Collins

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interarts Performance

Allie Burns is graduating with honors from the BFA interarts performance program—joint degree for experimental performers offered through the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Allie grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and enjoys combining her vast array of skills in acting, dance, music, animation, illustration, and writing to create new and imaginative works of theatre and art. In addition to performing in SMTD’s University Productions, such as Yerma (2020), she has also received grants from ArtsEngine, EXCEL, and Arts at Michigan to produce interdisciplinary and collaborative student productions across campus. She is the current Director of Communications at the arts nonprofit We Are Queens Inc., and her most recent solo performance, GODSPIT, can be viewed at


University Honors
James B. Angell Scholar
Director of Communications at We Are Queens Inc.
Interarts Performance T&D Student Representative
Department of Theatre & Drama’s Culturally Conscious Casting Committee Member
Recipient of Grants from Arts at Michigan, EXCEL, and ArtsEngine