Watch Chris Beza and Alison Cockrill’s Night-of Performance
I am a Senior Associate Vice President at CallisonRTKL, specializing in retail and mixed-use projects around the globe. I am also involved with the Professional Advisory Council at the UW Department of Architecture, Downtown Seattle Association, and NAIOP. I sing baritone in the Northwest Firelight Choral.
What is your previous dance experience?
I have taken some swing dancing and salsa lessons over the years, and I also love grooving to old-school jams.
Why are you dancing for Plymouth Housing Group?
I believe in Plymouth Housing Group’s “Housing First” approach to offer a stable, permanent place to live as a primary strategy for addressing homelessness; and provide homeless individuals the opportunity to stabilize and improve their lives. I am thrilled to have the chance to raise money in support of this cause, and to make a difference in the lives of individuals in need.
Where are you going to put your Mirror Ball Trophy when you win?
I will display it proudly at my desk, illuminated by natural light through my window, for all my colleagues, consultants and friends to see and admire. For those who can’t stop by the office and see it in person, there’s always Instagram #seattledances #plymouthhousinggroup # mirrorballtrophy!
Meet Professional Dancer Alison Cockrill
Joining Seattle Dances once again – for seven years in a row! – is the wonderful Alison Cockrill, who began formal dance training at age 4, and a professional performing career in 1987. She has performed works by and toured internationally with modern dance choreographers Wade Madsen and Pat Graney. She has been teaching and performing Latin partner dances since the Century Ballroom opened in 1999.