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Dance classes at Alanna’s Theatre and Dance Studio are of a recreational nature. We pride ourselves on offering top quality Dance instruction and education without the stress and pressure of examinations or competitions. Classes are aimed for the beginner student or for those older students who have dabbled in dance in their younger years and would love to return to the studio in a safe and nurturing environment.

We aim to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere, nurturing each student’s individuality to build their confidence, love and appreciation for Dance. We focus on the fundamentals of Dance in a fun and exciting way, encouraging imagination and offering the opportunity for self-expression.

Classes contain an educational element on top of the practical skills taught and students will engage in activities to foster their creative expression, problem solving, risk taking and higher-order thinking skills all while having a great time.

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Alanna studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Speech & Drama, Singing and Musical Theatre as a child and developed a passion for teaching at a young age.  She has taught in both Private Studio’s and School settings in Queensland and Victoria for the past 28 years.

Alanna has a Bachelor of Musical Theatre (Central Queensland University – Conservatorium of Music), Performers Certificate and A.T.C.L. in Musical Theatre (Trinity College of London), a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (University of Southern Queensland), Theatric Awards Certified Musical Theatre Teacher, Alixa Flexibility Certification, Progressing Ballet Technique Certification, Acrobatic Arts Certification and AcroDance Preschool by Acrobatic Arts Certification, Fitness Trainer Certification, ChiChi Fit Instructor Certification and is an affiliate member of the Australian Teachers of Dancing.

Alanna previously taught the Certificate III in Community Dance Course at Melbourne Polytechnic through the Cultural Infusion Studios in Collingwood. Alanna worked as a creative dance educator at the RMIT City Campus Children’s Centre and in Brunswick for the Moreland Community Child Care Centres. 

Alanna previously taught Dance, Drama, English and Private Speech and Drama at St Leonard’s College and was the choreographer of the Hart Theatre Company winning Guild Awards for her work. 

Alanna is a proud licence owner of the babyballet® program and is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge with the children of Hampton and the surrounding suburbs! 

Alanna is very lucky to be the first person in Australia to be certified as a ChiChi Fit Instructor and to have launched the ChiChi Fit Program –  which is the most amazing Adult Broadway Dance Fitness class! 

Alanna has been nominated in a number of categories in the What’s on 4 Kids awards in 2021, 2022 and won the What’s on 4 Kids Award for best coach/teacher for the 0-5 year age group in 2023. At the end of 2023 Alanna was nominated and is now a finalist for the very popular ATADS Musical Theatre School Holiday Program. 

Alanna is currently refreshing her skills by studying her Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management through Transit Dance.

We are thrilled to welcome back Miss Aleisha this year at ATADS. Aleisha teaches our Acro classes! 

My name is Aleisha Norman and I am excited to be teaching at Alanna’s Theatre and Dance Studio again this year. I have been dancing for many years across various styles and developed a passion for teaching in my teens. I have studied a Certificate II in dance and a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management. I am an Acrobatic Arts Certified teacher and have also completed my Cert IV in Pilates!

I have taught acro, lyrical, ballet, jazz, contemporary, pom, hip hop and creative movement at studios and schools across Melbourne for 10 years.

I am looking forward to sharing my love for dance with all of the dancers at ATADS.

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Daina has been training in many styles of dance since the age of 3. Daina soon began competing in regional competitions with many award winning solos and group dances. 

Daina completed many dance exams throughout her training in several syllabi including ATOD, RAD, GWT, and APAD. 

Daina has achieved her VCE certificates 1/2 and 3/4 in dance. 

Daina is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Primary Education and looks forward to sharing her knowledge of dance and passion for creativity with the students at ATADS this year. 

Joseph’s career in the performing arts is a demonstration of commitment to excellence and artistic expression. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts and Culture degree from the England in the United Kingdom and recognized as a registered teacher by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), Joseph‘s journey is defined by a multitude of acclaimed performances, as well as demonstrating vision as an award winning director.

As an actor, Joseph has brought an array of characters to life on stage, leaving an indelible impression on audiences. Notable among his acting credits are his portrayal of Van Helsing in “Dracula” (2020), Mr. Lucas in “Are You Being Served?” (2022), and Ratty in “The Wind in The Willows” (2019).

His captivating interpretation of Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” (2023) earned acclaim for stage presence and vocal prowess.


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In addition to these roles, Joseph has displayed his versatility in a number of other productions. From the comedic antics of Captain Alberto Bertorelli in “Allo’ Allo'” (2021) to the darkly comedic Orin in “Little Shop of Horrors” (2022), his performances have captivated audiences across a diverse range of genres and styles. Further enhancing his repertoire, Joseph has also portrayed Dwayne Rhodes in “9 to 5” (2022), Reecey in “Our House” (2023), and Lucas in “Addams Family” (2023), showcasing his versatility across various theatrical genres. He has also worked alongside the BBC and Amazon to produce audio productions.

Transitioning seamlessly into the realm of directing, Joseph has helmed successful productions such as “Peter Pan” (2022),  “Aladdin” (2023) and “Sister Act” (2024) earning praise for his innovative vision and meticulous attention to detail.

miss roxane

My name is Roxane and I am originally from New Caledonia and it was here that I started taking dance classes at the age of 4. I studied jazz, hip-hop, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, African dance, swing, salsa and commercial.

I started competing when I was 14 and performing professionally at the age of 15.

I moved to Australia when I was 18years old to study fulltime dance at Dance Factory. I graduated in Certificate III in Dance, Certificate IV in Dance teaching and management and Diploma V in Dance teaching and management.

I love teaching and sharing my passion and choreography with my students.

I am so excited about working with the students of ATADS this year and creating some wonderful magic together.