Allison Manville Metz
community partner liaison
Allison Manville Metz, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Alli or “Dr. Alli”) is an academic mama, a theatre artist-activist, and a proud lifelong Girl Scout. Alli is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and completed Well-Bean Children's Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training in 2018. She has practiced yoga for over fifteen years and is passionate about yoga for children and families. Alli grew up in central New Jersey and lived in Madison, WI and Austin, TX before settling down in East Grand Rapids, MI with her incredibly supportive husband and two sparkly daughters. Dr. Alli is Associate Professor of Theatre Education and Theatre for Social Change at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. Her Theatre production work targets young audiences and her process work focuses on arts integration in classrooms. Alli is also the founder and director of ReACT!, an interactive peer theatre education troupe at GVSU that provides high energy programming for sexual assault prevention and survivor support. We're super excited to have Alli joining our team at Well-Bean - bringing her infectious smile and spirit and sharing Well-Bean with our community.