Alicia trained at the Elizabeth Hill School of Dance and Drama in Merseyside, before taking a 3 year vocational course at Phil Winston’s TheatreWorks.
After performing professionally in London’s West End for 8 years, Alicia now has her own theatre school, the Afonso School of Performing Arts Ltd., based in the South East of England.
With 15 years of teaching experience, Alicia is a regular adjudicator, a Fellow of the IDTA and has enjoyed lecturing and running workshops for the IDTA over the years.
Alicia is proud to have won the Arthur J. Gallagher Bursary in 2014, awarded for gaining the highest mark in any associate teaching exam within the theatre branch of the IDTA, worldwide.
Her professional credits include June in Chicago the Musical, Garrick Theatre, London; ensemble and swing in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, London; Liz in Chicago the Musical UK tour; dance captain in Dick Whittington at the Derngate Theatre, Northampton; ensemble in West End Rocks, Reading; ensemble in Cinderella, Bristol Hippodrome.
Alicia also appeared on many TV shows, as well as being part of the BBC 2012 Olympic Handover Party.
As a child, Alicia was a championship dancer and is proud to have held the following titles:
Winner of Miss Dance of Great Britain 2004
Runner-up Miss Dance of Great Britain in 2002 & 2003
Winner IDTA Theatre Awards, Modern Jazz Performers Section
Winner of IDTA Ken Dodd Tap Award
Winner of the Janet Cram Awards, Premier Section
Winner of All of England, Modern Section
English and British Senior Modern Champion
Runner-up Star Tap Awards
English and British Senior Championship finalist in ballet and tap