Show Reel Of The Week: Acrobat & Artist – Alanna Baker
Give us your elevator pitch of who you are, what you do and what your skill set is.
My name is Alanna Baker, I’m an energetic, fun and lively woman, who’s focused, determined, motivated and goal driven. I’m an acrobat and gymnast who used to compete for Great Britain and I’m now currently working for Cirque du Soleil’s touring show OVO as an acrobatic character, with a back up aerial act. Since being with Cirque du Soleil I’ve had the chance to grow and develop my range of skills as an artist, which include:
What is your ideal role?
I’d love to be a character with a solo act. I love to be on stage and I love the adrenaline I get from performing my solo act. Put them both together and I’ll be pushing boundaries every day!
Name your top 5 credits.
Acrobatic gymnastics, WP Senior European champion 2011
Acrobatic gymnastics, WP Senior Bronze world medalist 2012
Became a WBFF bikini fitness pro in 2017
Been in Cirque du Soleil for over 5 years
What should TheatreArtLife readers know about you?
I started out in Cirque as a troupe act, in acrobatics gymnastics, where my background is from. I then started to learn the acrobatic character role, then transitioning over. I then set myself another goal of a solo act and ended up being given the back up act for that too a couple of years down the line.
As well as a circus artist I’m a competing bikini fitness girl.
Where do you find inspiration?
From within and those around me. I surround myself with like-minded individuals which allows us to feed off each other.
What motivates you to continue performing/creating?
To me as an artist you should never stop growing. When things start to become boring then you’ve stopped becoming an artist. You should be feeling uncomfortable every day and pushing those boundaries always aiming for new heights. Creating something new, something different, something unique. Creating yourself as an artist!
How do we follow you on social media and contact you?