Allen’s interest with music and dancing began when he was living with his grandparents at an early age. It was during this time he was introduced to actors and dancers such as Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, and Fred Astaire. He quickly became an avid fan of early era movie musicals with extensive song and dance routines.
After leaving Purdue and moving to Fort Myers, Florida, Allen ended up dropping his then current career at a chance to learn Ballroom and Latin dance as a full time teaching pro for Fred Astaire Dance Studio where he taught for over 3 years.
Upon moving back to Indiana Allen and his wife Jessica opened Live Well Dance, a part time dance instruction company that offers group and private lessons for the community of Lafayette and West Lafayette for the past 15 years in conjunction with the City of West of Lafayette
Even though Allen works full time in finance he will always have a deep love to teach those around him the same art that captivated him at such an early age.