November 2, 2016
Alanna Campbell is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Dance with a concentration in Physical Therapy and a Minor in Somatics. From a young age, she knew that dance, movement, and performance were going to be an integral part of her life and identity, beginning to take class when she was 3 at Marcia Hyland Dancer Center. Over the years she has also trained at Broadway Dance Center and Koresh School of Dance. In high school she developed a love for musical theatre and found a way to connect her dance background by choreographing for and participating in shows with Pineland Players community theatre. She graduated Salutatorian of her class from The King’s Christian School in 2014.
Through college she has been a member of FreshDance and the Drexel Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Miriam Giguere. Alanna has had the opportunity to choreograph on the ensemble and participate in works by choreographers in the Philadelphia area such as: Marcie Mamura, Leah Stein, Jenn Rose, KC Chun-Manning, Lindsay Browning, and Tania Isaac-Hyman. For the past three years she has also been a member of the Youth Performance Exchange Touring Ensemble, under the leadership of Valerie Ifill, sharing her passion and knowledge of dance in Philadelphia elementary schools. She completed her 450-hour Pilates certification from Drexel Pilates, studying under Jennifer Morley, in June 2016, where she currently teaches. When not rehearsing, studying, or teaching Pilates, she continues to surround herself with dance, working at a dance supply store, My Dance Bag, in NJ. Alanna has recently returned from spending her summer abroad in London, England at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying choreographic process and participating in an international dance intensive with dancers representing 38 countries. Currently, she is on Co-op at Good Shepherd Penn Partners as an Occupational and Physical Therapy Aide, applying her dance and Pilates backgrounds as well as her deep interest in kinesiology and how the body rehabilitates itself. Upon graduation, Alanna intends to attend graduate school to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and hopes to eventually specialize in dance injuries, while continuing to immerse herself in the dance community in Philadelphia, surrounding cities, and abroad.