Director of ADVC Performance Studio
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Alana De Roma's passion for singing, dancing and acting has led the establishment of ADVC Performance Studio, one of Inner Western Sydney’s most dynamic studios.
In 1999, Alana starred in her first feature film ‘Amy’, where her enthusiasm for acting and singing shone through, winning Best Actress awards in both Italy and Canada and nomination for a People’s Choice Award, alongside Nicole Kidman, Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths.
Alana was offered a recording contract with Festival/Mushroom records and went on to release the single “Ain’t no sunshine”, the soundtrack for the movie ‘Amy’ and “Part of your world” for the re-release of the worldwide hit, The Little Mermaid Movie. Alana’s passion for music also extends to musical theatre, with roles in Cameron Mackintosh’s “Oliver”, Aladdin and various variety shows overseas.
Alana has also performed at many concerts and events, singing alongside Michael Jackson at his Sydney Concert, The Aria Music Awards, the AFI Awards, Saturday Disney, Carols in the Domain and Cheez TV, as well as, starring in several short films and multiple TV commercials airing on Australian TV.
Alana was asked in 2015 to be a soloist singer for the NSW Government’s “Premiers Concert” which toured regional Australia and most recently, has written, produced and starred in the Cabaret show, “From Then To Now” which played as part of the 2018 Sydney sideshow festival.
Vocal Coach @ ADVC Performance Studio
2016 Downbeat award winner, Erin McKellar, is an Australian vocalist and actor. Erin holds a bachelor of music, jazz performance from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide University. She has also completed both her Licentiate and Associate diploma in Musical Theatre.
Erin has worked throughout the performing industry both on and off stage; in Adelaide's adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar and as music director for Australia's newest pop group, Girl Nation. In 2018, Erin travelled to Finland as a guest speaker at the International Jazz Voice Conference and was selected as a finalist for the prestigious James Morison vocal scholarship.
Erin is a born leader, displayed through her selection as a mentor for the 2014 New York Symposium in Melbourne, working alongside Jazz musicians Carl Allen, Rodney Jones and Carla Cook. Through the experience gained throughout her career, Erin has gone on to support Australian artists including, Guy Sebastian and Samantha Jade, drawing upon study at Juilliard's Jazz Winter School in 2013 and Saint Peter's Girls School.
Erin has worked as a private vocal, acting and music theatre coach at Australian Company of Performing Arts, in addition to technique and jazz vocal coaching at Adelaide's leading girl's School St Peter's Girls. Erin is passionate educator and values the opportunity to instill confidence and music growth within her students.
Vocal Coach @ ADVC Performance Studio
Hannah is a passionate performer who has had success nationally and internationally. Originally from Tamworth, Hannah is now in her second-year student at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, undertaking Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice, Performance) and Advanced Studies (Theatre and Performance Studies) after receiving the Green-Burg Gurnsy Scholarship. Hannah is studying under Dr Anke Hoepper-Ryan at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Deric Rosenblat of Vocal Power in New York.
Hannah was awarded the Regional Vocal Scholarship with Opera Australia in 2019 getting to perform and learn from Opera Australia professionals culminating in a performance for Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini. Hannah has also been a part of Opera Australia’s children’s Choir for The Magic Flute and has toured internationally as a soloist and chorister with the West of The Divide in Italy, The Vatican City, Slovenia and Croatia.
For the High School Certificate, Hannah was a featured artist at Schools Spectacular and nominated for Encore in 2019 and has performed with Opera Hunter as a soloist in their production of ‘Love, Life and Opera’ (2019), The National Choral School Gondwana in ‘Gondwana Voices’ (2017) and came third in the Sydney Eisteddfod for Musical Theatre (2018).
In Tamworth, Hannah has been featured and performed at the Country Music Festival and CAPERS.
This year, Hannah is going to be a part of the CoOperative Tosca and Jenufa and is assistant directing and starring in Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell as Second Woman and also starring in Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot as Barigoule. Hannah is very excited to be releasing her first Ep later this year!