Degrees and Certifications:

Sam Houston State University- Bachelor of Arts in Dance University of Houston Clear Lake- Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies Texas Standard Teaching Certificate- Dance 6-12 Texas Standard Teaching Certificate- Dance 8-12

Mrs. Stacey M. Allen, MA

Mrs. Allen is a native Houstonian, who has been cultivating a career in dance upon earning her BA in Dance from Sam Houston State University. She also has a MA in Cross-Cultural Studies for University of Houston Clear Lake where her research focus includes dance anthropology. In addition to a plethora of freelance opportunities, she was most notably a company member for Urban Souls Dance Company. She began pursuing her own artistic visions and co-founded Pretty Cultured.

In addition to choreography and performance, Mrs. Allen is passionate about sharing her knowledge and passion of the historical, cultural, and physicals aspects of dance with anyone willing to learn and helping people maintain an optimum state of health and wellness. Mrs. Allen gives presentations on her original research “Dancing beyond Aesthetics” that aids educators with incorporating social justice and multicultural education into their pedagogy. She has presented at conferences such as National Dance Educator's Organization, Texas Dance Educator's Association and Houston Arts Partners. Additionally, 
with Pretty Cultured she has co-created “Movement Passport” which exposes students to cultural dance. In 2019, Mrs. Allen co-created the installation “Formed in My Grandmother’s Womb” as a part of Project Row Houses’ Round 50: Race, Health, and Motherhood. From a variety of life experiences including motherhood, Mrs. Allen recently began her newest independent artistic endeavor- Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective.