Allen has been Producing and Directing Theatre and Night Club shows around the United States for over 30 years. He’s Produced The American Choreography Awards, Tango Nuevo Cabaret at the Historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Clarence McDonald & Evolution, Tango Ultimo, and Rhythm & Passion. He’s Directed shows such as Latinologues, Elvis Schoennberg’s Orchestra Surreal, A Night in Havana, and The Zodiac Show. He is also the Creator, Producer, and Director of the World Choreography Awards, an annual red-carpet event honoring the best in media choreography, now in its 8th year.
Allen also has a career as an actor, dancer, and choreographer working on over 40 motion pictures. His credits include teaching Antonio Banderas his steamy tango in Take the Lead, Ben Stiller his crazy Mambo in Along Came Polly, and dancing with Selma Hayek in Lonely Heart. Other films Allen has Choreographed and danced in include Rumor Has It, Shall We Dance, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Dance With Me, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Austin Powers: Goldmember, Salsa, Rango and Mambo Kings. His acting credits include Junior, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, Out to Sea, and Valentina's Tango, just to name a few.