With a diverse background in the arts, Alison Marae has worked as a professional musician, vocalist, songsmith, recording artist, designer, choreographer and educator for over two decades. As a certified meditation and sound facilitator, Alison seamlessly weaves together music, sound, movement and mindfulness to create transformative experiences.

Alison juxtaposes her gentle, contralto voice against her lively ukulele. She has performed around the world with her husband, musical collaborator and guitarist, Wil Forbis. She received a San Diego Music Award nomination for her album, My Heart Can’t Take It. 

Alison is also the creator, songwriter and performer, Hooray Miss Marae. Playful and catchy songs for kids (and their grownups) that celebrate childhood. You can find Hooray Miss Marae’s music on all streaming platforms.

During her 20 year career as a dance artist, Alison Marae has performed as a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She created fifteen, full length choreographic staged works that have been featured in festivals, galleries and studios in NYC, LA and San Diego. 

As an educator in music, dance and art, she has taught for her own programs in studios, outreach arts education in public schools and worked as staff for professional dance and music studios throughout San Diego for over 20 years. Alison ran her own non profit dance company for 9 years and served as the artistic and executive director for it’s professional company and pre-professional program and master teacher for programs and classes.