4th -5th MAY 2018

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ALANA + TRISTAN

Trundle ABBA Festival favourite Alana Patience began dancing and performing at the tender age of three, starting with ballet, tap and jazz. Alana’s ballroom career has spanned over 20 years with titles including twice Australian and South Pacific Youth Latin Champion and Australian Representative to the World Youth Latin Championships. For the last 10 years, Alana has been a resident professional on Channel 7’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Alana won the coveted Mirrorball trophy in 2010 with ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ carpenter

Rob Palmer, and the following 2011 series with Celebrity chef Manu Feildel.

Tristan MacManus is known as a professional dancer on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing where he competed for the last two seasons. Prior to participating on the original version of the show, he competed for six seasons on DWTS America. Tristan is best known for his partnerships with Pamela Anderson, Gladys Knight and Valerie Harper. Tristan began dancing in his home of Dublin, Ireland before moving on to compete around Europe eventually winning numerous Juvenile, Junior and Amateur competitions. After appearing in Ella Enchanted, he performed in theatre productions throughout Ireland. Next, he joined the UK tour of Simply Ballroom and, after a successful tour in London and Las Vegas, went on to Australia and America where he toured as a featured dancer with Burn The Floor and Floorplay. After Burn The Floor, Tristan took to the stage acting and dancing on the West End playing the part of ‘Robbie’ in the stage adaptation of the mega movie hit Dirty Dancing. Tristan also has experience of stage, TV & theatre. He has performed and acted, most recently in Mrs Brown’s Boys.