Alana Stubbs’ first viewing of The Nutcracker set them off on their journey with Ballet West Academy. Under the direction of Jennie Creer-King they began their ballet technique training, including pointe, while also taking ballroom classes through their public school in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 2016 they attended the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts where they were introduced to modern dance and choreography. They eagerly performed in every opportunity they could find along with choreographing two group pieces, one of which was awarded “Best High School Choreographer in Utah”.
Alana traveled cross country to attend the Boston Conservatory at Berklee after graduating in 2018. While in Boston they have performed works by Maleek Washington, Ruka Hatua-Saar White, and T. Lang and they themselves have created two separate works performed in the Boston area.
Additionally, Alana continues to enliven their training with programs such as the Limón Summer Dance Intensive overseen by Dante Puleio and Carl Flink, and the NOD International Dance Program in Italy with classes taught by Bruno Guillore and Sita Ostheimer.
When Alana isn’t in a studio or on the stage they enjoy canyoneering, climbing, and backpacking the outdoors with their dog.