Allyson "Ally" Dawson is a 16-year-old talented, aspiring singer-songwriter teen who has stage fright. She wrote the hit song, "Double Take" that Austin performed in the episode Rockers & Writers, which made him famous. Ally is best friends with Trish and Austin. Her parents are Lester and Penny Dawson.
She is portrayed by Laura Marano.
Ally is generally, shown to be kind, friendly, passionate,smart, sweet, and caring. She is often described as a good person or a "goody goody." She's against all forms of rule breaking, even insignificant ones such as coloring outside the lines. She is often portrayed as girly, and sometimes meek.
Ally is often shown not to be into things most teenagers consider fun, such as arcades, horror movies or pizza parlors, and enjoys slightly unusual activities, such as cloud watching club (as seen in Zaliens & Cloud Watchers),she is more into writing and her father's store. She is very smart. She is somewhat geeky, but constantly tries to hide it when questioned or accused of it, which generally leads to either disasters or her appearing even more geeky.
In Season 2, she's been shown to have been gaining more confidence in herself. In Costumes & Courage albeit under disguise, she performed a duet with Austin. She also didn't mind being on the cover of Cheetah Beats in Magazines & Made-Up Stuff . Her wardrobe has also noticeably changed in Season 2, wearing things most teenage girls like her would wear.