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.