Caleah Allen first began her dance training at the age of six and followed this passion through to adulthood. Her love for dance led her to pursue a higher degree in her craft at the University of the Arts, majoring in Dance on scholarship. Her propensity for leadership led to her role as a founding member and acting secretary of the University of the Arts Hip Hop Club, Artist Making Movement (AMMO), where the group performed at many venues and competitions in Philadelphia. Beginning her professional career, Caleah had the opportunity to present her work on “So You Think You Can Dance” contestants and company members of Ballet X, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and Philadanco. Caleah has had the opportunity to work for Norwegian Cruise Lines, as well as dance for celebrities such as Ludacris, Lil Wayne, The Chainsmokers, and DJ Pauly D. Caleah served as a dance director and head choreographer for 4 years with South Jersey Storm, where her Junior Hip Hop team were three time undefeated National champions. She continues to professionally dance and works for several entertainment companies and agencies. Caleah is also a full-time advocate for alopecia and strives to inspire others through her journey! Caleah truly enjoys teaching and inspiring her students and is pleased to have made her passion her career. Caleah is thrilled to be a Mentor at ZZ Dance and cannot wait to grow with her students!
Where did you go to school?
I went to school at The University of the Arts on a “Promising Young Artist” and academic scholarship.
What did you major in during college?
I majored in Dance and received my minor in Creative Writing.
What is your greatest dance memory?
Wow! What a great question! I would say my first experience winning a national dance competition as a choreographer and director was quite magical! The look on my students’ faces and their pride and sense of achievement will always be a tear jerking moment for me! They set their mind out for a goal and I’m glad they were able to see that hard work pays off! They also won the Backstage Award for great character!
Why do you look forward to being a Mentor at ZZ DANCE?
There are many things I am looking forward to! First, to do exactly as the title says, mentor! I love what I do with a passion and I love seeing my students grow! I’m excited to share everything I know and to assist in molding talent! I always want to build up confidence and create a fun, loving environment! I’m very thrilled to be a Mentor at ZZ DANCE!
What is your favorite TV show?
If I’m watching TV, it’s most likely from “The Real Housewives” franchise!