Alinta is one of Australia’s most captivating leading ladies – and a multi award winner. She is well known for her sassy portrayal of Anita in West Side Story, which saw her nominated for several awards, including the Helpmann, Green Room and Sydney Theatre Awards. In 2011 she won the Australian Dance Award for Most Outstanding Performance.
In a career highlight, Alinta recently played the famed role of Velma in Chicago for Gordon Frost Organisation. She previously joined a number of the country’s top singers in Victorian Opera’s A Little Night Music, in the role of Petra.
In 2020, she will play the key role of Martha in Opera Australia and GFO’s highly anticipated co-production of The Secret Garden, opposite Anthony Warlow, Georgina Hopson and Rob McDougall.
Alinta is an acclaimed jazz vocalist, songwriter and recording artist. She recently released her debut album with Hook Turn Orchestra, titled Jazz and the Silver Screen, a collection of beautifully rearranged cinematic soundtracks. She also released her original music with Alinta and the Jazz Emperors, titled I Got You. Both albums are available through her website and iTunes.
Alinta performed alongside Hugh Jackman in his Broadway to Oz tour (Dainty Group) and became a fixture on The Production Company stage, playing Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Magnolia in Show Boat, Kathy Selden in Singin’ In the Rain, Svetlana in Chess, Niki Harris in Curtains and, most recently, Sibella Hallward in the unforgettable A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. For Chess, Alinta was honoured with a Green Room Award for Best Female Artist in a Supporting Role.
Her screen credits include Wentworth (Foxtel), Winners & Losers (Ch 9), U.S. telemovie The Frontier (Sony), The Dr Blake Mysteries (ABC) and Neighbours (Fremantle).
Earlier stage credits include the Australasian Tour of Mamma Mia!; the role of Mickey in Leader of the Pack, for which she received yet another Green Room Award (Best Featured Ensemble in a Musical); Dusty: The Original Pop Diva; Demeter in Cats; Mary Poppins for Free Rain Theatre; the Holland season of Dirty Dancing; a tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the play Closer.
Alinta is frequently asked to perform at special events and concerts across the country both as a soloist and with her bands. Highlights have been singing the national anthem at the 2019 State of Origin, which was broadcast live across Australia, and performing for 50,000 people at Adelaide Oval on New Year’s Eve. She has also performed as a featured guest artist with the Melbourne and Queensland symphony orchestras.
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