Alana Scanlan

Alana started her career as a dancer on The Don Lane Show with Tony Bartuccio, after studying at the Victorian College of the Arts.

 

She has had extensive experience in live television, having appeared on all major day and night time national shows, telethons, award nights and commercials.

 

As well as a performer she also taught dance classes and has now racked up 43 years of teaching experience.

 

In 1987 Alana appeared in the stage musical “NINE” incorporating her skills as an actress/singer/dancer.

She further extended her vocal work with the rock-dance band “Rumours” performing on national television and live rock venues around the country.

 

1988-1989 Alana ventured overseas to broaden her dance studies in New York, Los Angeles and London.

 

In 1991 she established her own experimental dance company called “Moving Pictures”

 

Alana Scanlan is now one of Australia’s most in-demand choreographers; working in theatre, fashion, commercials, music clips and bespoke corporate events.

 

She has collaborated on many original theatre shows.

These include Bouncers, Naked from the waist down, I only want to be with you- The Dusty Springfield story, Kissing Frogs, Certified Male, Minefields and Miniskirts, More Sex Please and Barassi (play).

 

For the “Production Company” Alana has choreographed:

  • They’re Playing My Song 

  • Oklahoma! 

  • 42nd Street 

  • The Pajama Game 

  • Damn Yankees 

  •  Crazy for You 

  • The King and I 

  • Kismit 

All mounted at the State Theatre.

 

She also created the magic mime and choreography in “39 Steps” and “ Around the World in 80 Days”.  

 

Alana choreographed the award-winning clip “Don’t Call Me Baby” for Madison Avenue.

 

Alana has created parades for Designers Alannah Hill, Kylie Minogue, Jenny Bannister and also worked for chain stores such as: 

  • Sportsgirl 

  • Cotton On 

  • Kmart 

  • Forever New 

  • Just Jeans 

  • Dotti 

  • Jacqui. E 

  • Portmans 

  • Smiggle 

  • Jay Jays 

  • Peter Alexander 

She has worked extensively in both Melbourne and Sydney fashion weeks- working alongside supermodels such as Naomi Campbell and Amber Valletta. 

 

Television credits include: 

  • The X Factor 

  • It Takes Two 

  • Dancing With the Stars 

  • Deal or No Deal 

  • Singing Bee 

  • Talking ‘Bout Your Generation’

  • Kath and Kim

  • Mad as Hell

  • Australia’s Got Talent 

 

Film credits include: 

  • Macbeth 

  • Da Kath and Kim Code 

  • Strange Bedfellows with Michael Caton and Paul Hogan 

 

Alana has choreographed Spectacles for Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast and the Reef Casino in Cairns.

She has had a long-standing relationship with the Melbourne Crown Casino since it’s opening in 1997 creating many exciting works over the years.

 

Alana consulted to the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony and choreographed the Media Launch performances for the M2006 games Cultural Festival. She also choreographed the Finale event of the Centenary of Federation “The Peoplescape Concert” for ABC Television. 

 

She choreographed and directed a show in China with the Moscow Circus called Circus Bonito, with Michael Edgley.

 

Alana has had a vast and varied career so far and looks forward to many more opportunities. 

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