Paige Allerton is an international performing artist and anthropologist born in Canada. She trained at the school of Jacques Lecoq, the Laboratory for the study of Movement (LEM) in Paris, at the University of Toronto and with Manifesto Poetico.
Now she is Assistant Director of Manifesto Poetico and directs the department of Anthropology and Content Creation, and co-directs the project Poetics of Survival.
She is a movement teacher and performs with masks internationally. She is currently touring her solo show “Good Boy” which premiered in Cyprus June 2017.
She has toured with the company in Montreal, Toronto, Owen Sound (Canada), Lisboa, Oporto (Portugal), Nicosia (Cyprus), Haarlem, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Amersfoort (The Netherlands), Paris (France), Madrid (Spain), and Florence (Italy) for pedagogic, performance and research activities. Some of these activities include the Buffer Fringe Festival in Nicosia, training program for the Operação Nariz Vermelho, training CliniClowns-NL, and co-creating and assisting direction of Klassiek van de Toekomst in the Philharmonie of Haarlem (NL).
She is starting work directing on a new Manifesto Poetico show, In the Name of Humanity to be performed by Carlos García Estévez.
She has been co-editor for Manifesto Poetico of several chapters on Devised Theatre and Contemporary Commedia dell’Arte published by Routledge.
She has also studied clown with Leah Cherniak, Butoh Dance and Linklater voice technique with Denise Fujiwara and Gerry Trentham (Fujiwara Dance Inventions) and Devised Theatre with Banuta Rubess.