Alana de la Cruz grew up in a small southern Illinois town across the river from St. Louis, MO. At the tender age of two, Alana showed her love of music by singing and performing with a microphone in her hand around the house. By the age of six, Alana’s parents had indulged her love of music by enrolling her in both piano and dance classes. After one year of dance lessons, she performed on a large stage with her dance class mates in a ballet recital, her first taste of performing before an audience. The exhilaration of the experience planted a seed in Alana’s heart that left her yearning for more…
“The Golden Voice”
Her passion for singing grew even stronger, proving that singing was her natural, God-given talent. After receiving a college music scholarship, Alana gained more confidence in her ability. With the encouragement of University music faculty, her courage and determination to sing blossomed. Alana pursued Music/Vocal Performance as a minor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. New singing opportunities came to her while studying at the U of I. One of her most exciting opportunities included being invited to be an official U of I National Anthem singer for all sporting events. By 2004, Alana finally crushed all her fears after performing the National Anthem for her largest audience of 6,000 people during the University’s “Pack the Hall Orange” event.
Following her college years, Alana had her share of personal trials and tribulations. Nevertheless, she was able to brush herself off by the grace of God and forge ahead towards what she always knew she was meant to do. For those who are curious as to what those exact trials were, she is currently working on writing a screenplay based on her life story and how she twice escaped and overcame domestic abuse. Endeavoring to turn her past pain into her passionate purpose, Alana also speaks for women’s conferences using her testimony of triumph to help empower other women to discover their real value, have a healthy self-image, self-respect, self-worth and most importantly to recognize the unique brilliance that lies within all of us.
To pursue her career as a performer and studio recording artist and driven to chase after her dreams even more than ever, Alana took a leap of faith to move from Illinois to Branson, MO. She got her first lead role Sandra in the “Nifty Fifties Show.” During that time, she pursued additional vocal training and won a soprano role in “Suor Angelica” with the prestigious New York Lyric Opera Theatre in New York City.
As God opened up more opportunities in Branson, Alana played the coveted role of Atina, Ariel’s sister, in the theatrical production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Musical.” That experience kindled a passion for working with children, leading her to start her own children’s entertainment company, “Alana’s Princess Parties.” She found a deep connection with the young children who are enchanted by her professional quality renditions of the songs they adore. Alana is now excited to bring her singing princess talent to the Los Angeles area.
Most recently, Alana began a Christian based personal development business for women called SOLWIN Success Academy. Her business aims to encourage women of all ages who have come out from the fiery trials and tribulation such as abuse, divorce & heartbreaking loss to discover who they are truly called to be in God and the resilient strength they didn’t know they had. This “Diamond” survivor is called to go and shine brightly in the world. However, Alana helps each woman completely heal in their SOULS first and secondly, teaches how to build their plan to achieve their dreams. Based off scripture in 3 John 2 in the Bible, the heart of her business centers around raising women up to prosper in their souls so they can then prosper in physical health, finances and relationships too. Then out of this overflow, each fully healed and abundant life will become mightily effective to make positive change in this world for God’s Kingdom.
On June 1st 2021, Alana’s Internet TV platform will premiere. Look for “SOLWIN (Shining Our Light Women’s Inspiration Network) TV” broadcasted on your ROKU streaming device and ROKU TV to be blessed and encouraged in the Lord and strengthened in faith. Here you will hear good news for your SOUL! This will be the first platform ever of its kind where women survivors of various abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking produce their own shows and are featured to inspire the masses of other women desperate to hear a message of hope!
Alana is also currently working on her first children’s book which is scheduled to release June of 2021—“The World of Aquadonia: Princess Alana and the Mystical Mermaid Necklace.”