Alexis van Maanen
Alexis is thrilled to be making her professional principal debut with this production of Evita. A 2017 graduate of Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne, she honed her singing and musical theatre skills for the past six years as a Vocal Scholar through Caulfield’s choirs, concerts and stage productions.
No stranger to the stage, Alexis previously performed with Opera Australia in their 2010 production of La Bohème as part of the children’s chorus. She trained in musical theatre, dance and voice at the Centrestage Performing Arts School in Brunswick under the guidance of Ian and Leanne White, along with ongoing private vocal coaching.
Aside from her many musical passions (which include piano, guitar and writing her own original music), Alexis is also proficient in speaking both German and Chinese.
She would like to thank her family for their love and guidance and for helping her to pursue her dream. She is also profoundly grateful to her vocal coach Angela Wasley, mentor Peter Tserbis, and the team at Ian White Management/Centrestage Agency for their support and good counsel and for always having faith in her. She hopes to do them all proud!