Alanya is an award winning music theatre composer, most currently the recipient of the Wirripang Publishing award for New Composition and Specialist award for best Vocal Composition in 2013.
Her writing credits include WHAT WE BEGAN (2012), CONNECTED (formerly Connect Four) (Metro Arts, Brisbane 2013, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast 2015, Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane 2015, Ruby’s Music Room, Melbourne 2015), the showcase SOMETHING MORE (The Box, Brisbane 2013), SONGS SO FAR (Brisbane Powerhouse 2014, Leicester Square Theatre, London 2015), Short and Sweet Festival (Gold Coast 2014), Composer Spotlight for Musical Theatre Tuesdays (Theatre Royal Stratford East, London 2015), The Ribbons Of Life (St Giles-In-The-Fields Church, London 2016), Home Grown (Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne 2016), JUST A PHASE (R&D).
Alanya studied 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 received the Rhona Morton Scholarship twice, for both her A.T.C.L. and L.T.C.L.
An Australian composer, lyricist, playwright, performer, and singer/songwriter, Alanya’s other composing works include the documentary Lost For Words with Hartflicker Moving Pictures in 2013, and has recorded three CDs of original compositions.