Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Alanna McAdie trained at the Edmonton School of Ballet before beginning her professional training with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. After graduating in 2009, she joined RWB’s Aspirant Program before becoming a Company Apprentice in 2011. McAdie was promoted to Second Soloist in 2015 and First Soloist in 2017.
Since joining the RWB Company, McAdie has danced the roles of Giselle (Giselle), Aurora and Princess Florine (The Sleeping Beauty), Princess Irene (Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & the Goblin), Russian Girl (Serenade), Cygnets and Pas de Trois (Swan Lake), Red Girl (Dracula), Clara (Nutcracker), Niska (Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation), Wendy (Peter Pan), Helena (The Faerie Queen - A Ballet Based On A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
McAdie has also performed in works by Val Caniparoli, Mauricio Wainrot, Mark Godden, Lila York, William Forsythe, Peter Quanz, Jorden Morris, James Kudelka, and Shawn Hounsell.
Edmonton School of Ballet
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Aspirant Program
While training at the RWB School, McAdie was awarded the Juanita Y. Alexander Award for Artistic Excellence.