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, Allshouse elected to pursue dance more professionally, and thus attended the American Dance Festival 6 week summer program, in search of more extensive training. In the fall of the same year, Bailey attended Wayne State University, undeclared. Despite having been denied acceptance into the dance program for that school year, he persistently attended dance classes/rehearsals - eventually being accepted as a BFA dance major and talent scholar. During his studies, Bailey developed a strong interest in expressing himself choreographically, and had his work selected for presentation at 4 different departmental concerts. He finished his degree in the spring of 2017, summa cum laude.
With support from WSU, and the Detroit dance community, Bailey has notably performed work by Doug Varone, Stefanie Batten Bland, Trey McIntyre, Robert Moses, Ronald K. Brown, Helder Seabra, and Martha Graham among many. Yet, Allshouse looks forward to opportunities where he will present his work, and finding spaces where he can develop his craft as a movement artist and choreographer. In his short time out of school, Bailey continues to be well-received as a choreographer by various dance artists and professionals in and around the Detroit area, as well as the east-central region of the United States, NYC, and more. At the age of 24, 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, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. Since relocating back to Detroit in 2019, Allshouse has made it a priority to present work throughout the community. As such, New Dance Festival, Detroit Dance Exchange, and Brighton Dance Festival include some of his recent credits. As well, Allshouse has since choreographed and fully produced his own evening length movement landscape, GIANTS, which premiered in September of 2019. This year he will be setting new work on Oakland University's Oakland Dance Theatre, Michigan Dance Council's high school dance honors ensemble, as well as new project dancers for a premiere performance in the spring/summer of 2020. Bailey is currently living in Hamtramck, Michigan, and continues to pursue performance, choreography, teaching, and travel, as a freelance artist.