About our coach

Alanna Williamson has been coaching the Palo Alto Varsity Dance team since their 2015-16 season; her first two years at Paly, she acted as assistant coach until taking over as head coach in the Fall of 2017.
Alanna has been dancing for over twenty-three years, and trained in all styles including ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz and hip hop. Although she spent most of her training on her studio’s competition team, she eventually moved on to performing and competing with her high school’s dance team.
Alanna is an undergraduate alumna of UCLA, graduate alumna of University of San Diego, and is a 5th year English teacher at Palo Alto High School. When she’s not coaching, she can be found taking classes at Nor Cal Dance Arts in San Jose, practicing yoga or spin, and spending time with friends & family.

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If you are curious about a recent performance, please visit our “WATCH” page on this website for up-to-date videos.
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