Allan Irvine started breakdancing in 1984. He studied dance at Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Allan teaches, choreographs and performs and has worked with professional and community groups including Dundee Rep, Y Dance, Grid Iron, Traverse, Danssa, MacRobert Arts Centre, Cois Ceim (Dublin) Royal Festival Hall (London) British Council (New Zealand) National Theatre of Scotland and for National dance agencies and Local Authorities all over the UK. Allan has been Youth Dance Worker at Dance Base since 2001 and works largely with marginalised groups. In 1996 Allan established his award-winning company, Freshmess, who perform and teach a unique blend of Hip Hop and Contemporary styles and has performed more recently in Off Kilter and 12 Dancers/Deliberance.