Alana Stenning is a graduate of the Adelaide College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Dance. While studying she worked with artists such as Jo Stone (Stone/Castro), Kialea Nadine-Williams (Australian Dance Theatre) and Niv Marinburg (L-E-V Dance Company). In her third year she created her first full length work incorporating dance, theatre and multimedia, How ‘Bout Them Apples for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Before commencing university, Alana trained at QL2 Youth Dance Company where she worked with many well-known choreographers and developed her own interest in choreography and dance film making. During her time at QL2 Alana toured and performed in Bangkok, London and Glasgow.
Alana has been involved with Australian Dance Party since 2017, performing in Autonomous, In a flash, Water Tight, MOVING TO ZERO, ENERGEIA, Situate, From the Vault, Mine and Soul Defenders. Alana has also performed more diverse roles within the company, particularly with Escape from Plastika, where she worked on early concept development and performances, then co-wrote the script with Alison Plevey, and now works as a sound technician for shows. Alana co-choreographed with Alison for the Canberra Critics Circle Award winning Lake March in 2020, and then later choreographed A-Love-Dance on the company which was performed at the National Portrait Gallery. Since ending her roles as a performer for ADP, she has been working on a Master of Art History and Curatorship at the Australian National University, which she will be graduating from in 2022.