Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Alan has been dancing since he was 13, when he started popping, waving and gliding. His aspirations and academic aptitude brought him to New York City at the age of 18. During his early years as an undergrad at NYU, he flourished in dance, taking leadership roles in Dancer’s Choreographer’s Alliance, IFA Dance Team, and Co-founded E.P.I.C. Motion Dance Company. As one of the captains and choreographers of E.P.I.C., Alan, along with his fellow captains, helped the group consistently place in dance competitions around the Tri-State Area. Although Alan no longer dances with the group, they continue their tradition of excellence and creative artistry today.
Always a gifted freestyle dancer, Alan continued to study hip hop, popping, breaking his carefree personality and his love of funk music ultimately brought him to locking. Learning under Shock-a-locke, New York's first locker, Alan set his sights on locking competitions across the nation as a member of Part-Time Models Crew and "What the Funk!?" Crew. In 2013, Alan took home the 1 on 1 Locking title at "Compete to the Beat" judged by the creator of locking, Don Campbell.
Commercially Alan has performed live with recording artists Vanilla Ice & Matt Palmer and was featured in his music video "I Wish." Alan's abilities have allowed him to work with Superfly Productions, JetBlue, MTV's Party for the People, and POON Productions, just to name a few. Alan has taught Hip Hop at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, New York Public Schools, and in his 10th year as a Faculty Member at PMT. As a member of PMT Dance Company and has performed in various venues with the company, including the CNE in Toronto, Barclays Center, Alvin Ailey's Citigroup Theater.
Alan completed his Masters' Degree in Performing Arts Administration from NYU Steinhardt in 2013 and is currently and Administrator at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Alan hopes to continue his double-life in dance and higher education arts administration.
Next to Founder Pavan Thimmaiah, Alan Watson is the longest tenured member of PMT Dance Company.