Alina is a New York native of Dominican heritage, who has lived in Florida for most of her life.
Some of her recent credits include Adriane in the children’s film Independence Day at the Museum, Mother in Three Stories at Timucua Arts, Mom in Jack & the Beanstalk at Orlando Shakes, Deb in Elf: The Musical at Orlando Repertory Theatre (“The REP”), Abuela Claudia in In The Heights at Orlando Shakes, and Tia Emilia/Bruja Buena in EL WIZ at the 2018 Orlando Fringe Festival.
She is also a performer at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Universal Orlando.
A proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community, Alina has also been actively involved in special events around Orlando:
AFTER ORLANDO at the 2019 ATHE Conference,
Pride Chamber Business Awards Gala 2019,
FAB FRINGE FUNDRAISER 2019,
2018 Orlando Citrus Parade, and the
2018 Pulse Remembrance Ceremony at the Pulse Memorial, among other special events.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Alina has been nominated for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards! This nomination is for Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Professional), for her performance as Mom in Jack & the Beanstalk at Orlando Shakes.
This is Alina’s third Consecutive year as a BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards nominee. Last year (2018) she won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Professional), as well as being named Critic’s Pick for Featured Actress in a Musical, by Matt Palm of the Orlando Sentinel - this was part of his year-end review Orlando Theater Best of 2018: Critic’s Picks , a very popular and awaited review among readers!
Both these recognitions are for Alina’s performance as Abuela Claudia, from last year’s production of “In The Heights” at Orlando Shakes.
”Alina Alcántara is the heart and soul of the neighborhood-and the show-as the endearing Abuela Claudia…[she] connects emotionally with the audience from the moment she enters, but keeps them close to her heart throughout the show…” (McKenzie Lakey, Broadway World Orlando)
“…as the neighborhood matriarch, Alina Alcántara goes well beyond being the heart of the show. Combining a twinkle of glee, an air of thankfulness, a pragmatic optimism and a hefty dose of spirit, she’s this show’s soul as well. Alcántara makes you see why this is a neighborhood worth living in.” (Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel)
“THE WILDERNESS MUST BE EXPLORED!”
Alina’s newest adventure is with the Walt Disney Company as a principal Equity performer! You might spot her at UP! A Great Bird Adventure with Russell and Dug - the loveable Wilderness Explorer scout and his talking dog! This show is at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
You can still experience some Limited Time Magic - Alina casting spells in Diagon Alley (Universal Studios Orlando) with the Singing Sorceress, Celestina Warbeck, and Her Banshees!
Be sure to follow Alina on social media for her most current show dates and times, as the schedule does vary - don’t miss any last minute announcements on upcoming performances...you never know where she’ll pop up next!
PACIENCIA Y FE!
Headshots (HS) by Scott Dentinger