Dance Academy Movie Webinar

For Upper Primary & Secondary Students

With Alicia Banit & Joanna Werner

Monday, March 20

On March 20 students from schools throughout Australia will have a unique opportunity to be part of a live Q&A webinar with Dance Academy movie cast member Alicia Banit (Kat Karamakov) and Joanna Werner (Executive Producer, Producer and Co-Creator of the Dance Academy TV series and movie) before the film’s release on April 6 in cinemas Australia-wide.

Students will be able to ask questions to Alicia and Joanna about acting, dancing, producing and the behind the scenes stories of the movie and the TV series. This event is open to Years 5-12 students.

Places will be limited in the webinar, so check the details below to register.

Dance Academy Movie Cast & Producer Webinar Details
Monday, March 20
11.00am – 12.00pm (AEDT)
Years 5 – 12 (upper primary and secondary students)
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  Alicia Banit is both an actress and dancer best known for her role as Kat Karamakov in the television series Dance Academy.

Alicia’s first acting appearance was in the Australian film Dead Letter Office, playing a younger version of the main character Alice. In 2006, she had a two episode minor role in the Network Ten soap opera Neighbours as Madison Sullivan.

In 2007 she was cast in Chris Lilley’s television series Summer Heights High as Kaitlyn for the duration of the first season.

In 2008 Alicia appeared in Rush as Gemma Rose Parker. In 2009 she was Leah in season one of the Australian drama series Tangle. In late 2009 Alicia was cast as one of the main characters Katrina Karamakov in the television series Dance Academy.


Joanna Werner is a three time Emmy Nominated, AFI, AACTA and multi Logie award winning producer.

Joanna is the Executive Producer, Producer and Co-Creator of the acclaimed teen drama series Dance Academy which was the first production for her company Werner Film Productions. Dance Academy first screened in 2010 in Australia and has gone on to be a global success screening in over 160 countries around the world.

In 2015 she was the Executive Producer, Producer and Co-Creator on the teen series Ready For This, a co-venture between Werner Film Productions and Blackfella Films.

Joanna recently produced Dance Academy – the feature film following on from the Dance Academy series.


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