Bailey Allshouse is a native of the Detroit Metropolitan area, where he began his movement training at the age of 16, as a member of the Harrison High School Dance program. In 2013, Bailey sought to pursue dance professionally, and attended the American Dance Festival six week summer program, preceding his attendance to Wayne State University that fall. Despite his denial to the 2017 cohort, he persistently attended dance classes/rehearsals - at length, being accepted as a BFA dance student and talent scholar. During his studies, Bailey developed a strong interest in expressing himself choreographically, and his work was selected for presentation at 4 different departmental concerts. He completed his degree in the spring of 2017, summa cum laude.
With support from WSU, and the Detroit dance community, Bailey has conducted himself in work by Doug Varone, Stefanie Batten Bland, and Helder Seabra, among many. Additionally, Allshouse believed in customizing his education to better suit his creative pursuits. As such, he has received notable instruction from groups like; Gallim Dance, Batsheva Dance Company, and B12 Berlin. Yet, Bailey looks forward to sustaining his choreographic voice, and finding space and time that will foster his craft as a movement artist, in healthy and peaceful ways. That being said, Bailey continues to be well-received as a choreographer by various dance artists and professionals around the Detroit area, as well as the east-central region of the United States, and New York City specifically. At the age of 25, Bailey has had the honor of being a recipient of the Copperfoot Award for Choreography, and the Maggie Allesse Choreography Award. Additionally, his work has been selected for presentation at the 2017 ACDA East Central Conference Gala, the Oakland Dance Festival, the 2017 and 2018 Maggie Allesee Choreography Competition Galas, the AZOTH International Choreographic Festival, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. Since returning to Detroit in 2019, Allshouse has made it a priority to involve himself in Detroit’s growing and professional dance community. As such, New Dance Festival, Detroit Dance Exchange, and Brighton Dance Festival include some of his recent credits. As well, Allshouse has also choreographed and fully produced his own evening length movement landscape, GIANTS, which premiered in September of 2019, and set new work on Oakland University’s Oakland Dance Theatre. Bailey is currently living in Hamtramck, Michigan, and continues to pursue performance, choreography, teaching, and travel, as a freelance artist.