Alanya is an award winning composer lyricist. She has studied classical piano in London at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, has a Master of Music (Distinction), and is a Licentiate of Trinity College, London. She has recently returned to Brisbane after receiving a Masters of Musical Theatre Writing from Tisch School of Arts, New York University.
An active teacher specializing in private piano tuition, Alanya’s warm, patient personality is well received by students. Alongside teaching exam repertoire, she also encourages creativity and composition in a positive environment. Alanya’s work has been performed around the world, including the New York Lincoln Center, Playwrights Downtown, Feinstein’s 54 Below, The Pershing Square Signature Theatre, The Times Center, The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, and numerous theatres around Australia and London.
She is a 2017 MAC Wallowitch Award finalist, the recipient of the Wirripang Publishing award for New Composition and Specialist award for best Vocal Composition in 2013, and received the Rhona Morton Scholarship twice, for both her A.T.C.L. and L.T.C.L. Also a playwright, performer, and singer songwriter, Alanya's other composing works include the documentary Lost For Words with Hartflicker Moving Pictures, and has recorded three CDs of original compositions. Sheet music for her compositions can be found at ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com, www.homegrownaus.com and alanyabridge.com.