Alanna C.

Education

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, B.F.A., Performing Arts

Childcare Experience

After-school Babysitter
Astoria, NY, 04/13 - Present
Boy, age 5

Full-time Nanny
New York, NY, 10/11 - 10/12
Girl, age 8-9

Occasional Date Night Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/07 - Present
Boy & girl twins, age 2 - 7

Kids Music & Movement Teacher
New York, NY, 12/11 - 04/12
Boys and girls, ages 1 - 5

Professional Experience

Puppeteer and Performer
National and International Tour, 10/12 - 03/13
Actress
New York, NY, 06/13 - 09/13

About Me

After graduating from a performing arts conservatory, I started pursuing my theatrical career. It has taken me to many different places all over the world. One thing remains the same, though. I always seem to come back to childcare. More often I am cast in children’s plays and musicals. I have been a kids music and movement teacher. I made babysitting and nannying my weekday job. Recently, they have worked together seamlessly! So, it just makes sense to me to keep pursuing my two passions, theatre and childcare.

I like working together with parents to find activities we can do together that will stimulate, educate, and be fun at the same time! I love hosting puppet shows with children, singing and dancing, reading, doing arts and crafts, and going outside to explore the city, parks, and museums. One thing I liked doing as a child myself, was learning about science and nature and how we can help the environment. I definitely enjoy helping kids learn about planting, the Earth, and recycling – there are many fun spring and summer activities that go along with those topics. Whatever we end up doing I hope to always learn through play. Children constantly teach me to keep using my imagination and to try new things. That’s what I love most about being a professional babysitter!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school-aged children, Middle school-aged children, Children with special needs, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Performing in a children's musical in Manhattan on weekends!

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Traveling the world while pursuing my career of singing, dancing, and acting.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

Puppetry, yoga, basic guitar, singing, dancing, reading, writing, musicals, acting, crafts, and my knowledge of nature.