Born in Vermont and received classical training and degrees in violin performance from Boston University (Bachelor degree) and Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts (Masters degree). Orchestral jobs include the New Mexico Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony and Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY., the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Opera and is a founding member of the Harbor String Quartet. She had a post-undergraduate residency at Walt Disney World All American College Orchestra where performances included work with film composers such as Morton Stevens and Johnny Green to The Captain and Tenille and Richard Carpenter. Allegra is a frequent performer with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and with artists such as Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Smokey Robinson and Sarah Brightman. Allegra is also a first-call musician for touring Broadway shows.
Allegra’s non-classical pursuits are quite recent. Jazz studies with John Toomey, former pianist with Maynard Ferguson and the Mark O’Connor’s fiddle seminars in San Diego working with such players as Natalie MacMaster, Darol Anger, Matt Glaser, Paul Anastasio and Mark Wood.