Ali HeadshotAllison Roberts has 15 years experience working as a trainer, teaching artist, performance educator, and co-facilitator, covering topics such as cultural competency, sexual harassment, and communication skill building for both corporate clients and not-for-profit organizations. Past clients include, but are not limited to: Xerox, Kodak, Honda, Harris RF, and the University of Rochester Medical School, where she uses interactive drama to train medical students through the Office of Experiential Learning.  As a teaching artist, Allison has worked for several not-for-profit organizations, including RASA (Rochester After School Academy), Artworks, and ArtPeace, teaching visual arts, improv, acting, and job readiness skills to at-risk youth and students with special needs. Allison is also an accomplished actor, visual artist and writer.  She performs in local theater productions, short films and commercials, and is the founder, producer and a script-writer for the popular comedy troupe, EstroFest, which has been running in Rochester for over 15 years.  EstroFest has also performed in NYC and Toronto.  Allison has performed in, written scripts for, and directed educational theatre pieces at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and at The Strong Museum. Her visual art works include murals, community art, illustration, painting and jewelry making.  She is also a set painter, illustrator and a prop master for both EstroFest and TYKES Children’s Theatre.  Her writing has been published in City Newspaper, Democrat & Chronicle and Rochester Magazine.  She has a BS in Art and English, with a minor in writing, from Nazareth College of Rochester.