Ally DesJardins

Ally is a native Minnesotan and a graduate of Belhaven University. While studying at Belhaven, Ally achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She received the Bezalel Award for outstanding artistic achievement from BU in 2017 & 2020. A hard worker, Ally has been featured in More than Just Great Dancers magazine twice for her excellent attitude and dedication.

Ally has had the privilege of training at prestigious companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Bruce Wood Dance, Zion Dance Project, and studying under choreographers such as Nancy Stark Smith, Ravenna Wagnon, Marc Wayne, and Joy Bollinger. She visited Haiti to teach with a Christian arts outreach called IMPACT, collaborated with Bombshell Dance Project in their summer lab, and has been a recurring guest artist and teacher at her home studio, IPAC.

Ally loves to share the art of dance with others through performing, teaching and choreographing. Her passion for choreography has resulted in the creations of 20 pieces for IPAC, multiple student works at Belhaven University, a group piece set on Feet Speak dancers to be toured throughout Europe, and continues to grow in her choreographic pursuits. Ally’s Senior Thesis focused on implementing confidence and boldness through the use of choreographic processes. As a creative individual, Ally thrives when she can express herself artistically, all for the glory of God.

Ally is thrilled to be dancing with 6 o’Clock Dance Theatre this season!