Alanna Huling is a dance artist from Franklin, Massachusetts currently based in New York. She recently graduated from Hofstra University with Bachelors degrees in Dance and Psychology. She has taken part in Gibney’s Winter Study, EMIA, JumpStart by Cloude NYC, Alonzo King’s LifeLINES intensive, and other training programs. Alanna has choreographed and performed in several showcases. Her most recent work, ExCommune, was showcased at ACDA’s Northeast Regional Conference in 2023, and will be part of Roxey Ballet’s River Dance Festival 2023. Her work “Take My Word For It” premieres at Journey Dance Awards this year. Her time at Hofstra allowed her to dance in work by current faculty Rachel List, Heather Waldon, Robbie Cook, Amy Marshall, and Robin Becker, as well as guest artists including Jesse Obremski, Max Stone, William Isaac, Amanda Selwyn, and Doug Varone. Alanna has been teaching dance to children of all ages for several years in dance studios in Massachusetts and New York. Her most recent endeavors have been to explore the relationship between dance and the brain in people living with Alzheimer’s disease, which she culminated in her honor thesis in 2022. She has also made it a point to be an advocate for social justice in the dance community, connecting with artists like Amy Miller to encourage social/artistic activism.