My work is in travel and theatre. Totally unrelated and of equal importance in my life.
Travel: My first trip overseas was aged 14, to France, the UK, Holland and Israel for ballet training. That was my first taste of international travel. My second came as a professional ballerina touring the USA, Hong Kong and Canada. Solo travel followed many years later – a liberating, enriching and inspiring way to explore – and I’ve made it my mission to discover at least one new destination a year. So far I’ve seen 38 cities in Europe, SE Asia, the Far East, the Middle East, North America and Africa. I’m also obsessed with Cape Town, its beauty, the nature that surrounds and the creativity that is everywhere – it fuels me. To be able to travel is a privilege I don’t take for granted and to share the experience and inspire others to go a-wandering, is something I love to do.
Theatre: I’ve been a theatre publicist publicist for a decade, representing artists and events such as Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout, David Kramer, Pieter Toerien, the SA International Ballet Competition, Cirque du Soleil, Sandra Prinsloo, 50 Cent, Gladys Knight, Hazel Feldman, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Brett Bailey, the Fugard Theatre, Madame Zingara, the Soweto Gospel Choir, the Fancourt Ball and many more.
Editorial: I’ve been published in the Saturday Argus Home, the Sunday Times Travel (SA), the Cape Argus (as a Special Correspondent in London for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday), the Cape Times Top of the Times, the Weekend and Sunday Argus Traveller, the Sunday Independent Lifestyle, bizcommunity.com (
Diva? The nickname stuck whilst I was working at Cape Town City Ballet as Marketing Director and most people don’t even bother to call me Allison anymore.
So there you have it. I travel and I type, and I publicise and make people famous. Two paths, incredibly stimulating, adding variety and value to my life.