Allie Papazian (Christmas Tree) is from Los Angeles, trained at Interlochen Arts Academy, and was a member of the inaugural class in the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2010. While in college she danced professionally with Mark Foehringer Dance Project SF and Zhukov Dance Theatre. Upon graduation she joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Madrid, where she danced for five seasons. Later she joined ODC/Dance for their 2015–16 season. After freelancing and working with Bay Area companies including Post:ballet, Kambara+Dancers, and Dance Theatre of San Francisco, she returned to ODC/Dance as a company member in 2019.