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 Elodia in the upcoming Lifetime movie The Charm Of Love, Adriane in the children’s film Independence Day at the Museum, 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 had a recurring role as Celestina Warbeck at Universal Orlando.
A proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community, Alina has also been actively involved in special events around Orlando:
STAY HOME WITH PRIDE 2020, 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
This was her third Consecutive year as a BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards nominee. In 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 Orlando Shakes‘ 2018 production of “In The Heights”.
”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)
Filming is wrapping up on the upcoming children’s feature “Presidents Day at the Museum”, a sequel to the Elliott and Friends film “Independence Day at the Museum”! Alina reprises the role of kind and warm museum director Adriane.
The present circumstances have many of us staying safe, at home.
CLICK HERE for a fun collaboration Alina was a part of with friends from the Orlando and NYC arts community!
Have a sneak peek (well, listen really) at a Spanish children’s album project AlIna’s voice will be featured on.
This as-of-yet-unnamed project was recorded in early March of this year.
Earlier this year, Alina recently concluded filming her first full length movie project!
(Behind the scenes photos HERE)
“The Charm Of Love” is a romantic comedy that takes place on an island paradise somewhere in the Caribbean. Alina is performing the supporting lead role of Elodia in this film, which will air on the Lifetime Network in summer of 2020.
Check your TV listings!
“THE WILDERNESS MUST BE EXPLORED!”
Alina’s current adventure is with the Walt Disney Company as a principal Equity performer! You might spot her at UP! A Great Bird Adventure as Troop Leader Frankie Jones, alongside Russell and Dug - the loveable Wilderness Explorer scout and his talking dog! This show is at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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!
These songs are part of an upcoming children’s project!
Recorded at Eastern Sky Studios
Winter Springs, FL