Alana Pollard is a Blavin Scholar and proud graduate of the Department of Musical Theatre. Though performing is her greatest passion, she is a choreographer whose works include original dance workshop pieces that can be found on her website, University Productions as a movement collaborator, as well as Stranger Sings: The Musical Comedy Parody. She is dedicated to making art that reflects social justice issues, such as the devised puppetry and dance piece, Ane We Look On, tackling the topic of climate change. She is also a writer and director and devised her one-woman piece, “introducing nobody” that was featured in the MT Ghostlight Series in 2020. She served as a board member for We the PROUD Polycultural Productions and will carry the creative solidarity forward. She has taught dance classes for Michigan Performance Outreach Program each year and hopes to get involved in an arts education non-profit in NYC. She is so happy and grateful for her Michigan family, from the Blavin Scholars, to NELP, and Musical Theatre. Alana plans to work at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts this summer and move to New York City in the fall.
High Honors, Blavin Scholar
We the PROUD Polycultural Productions, Board Member
Participated in UM’s New England Literature Program
Performed in the Trentino Music Festival in Italy