is an educator and community engaged artist based in New Westminster, BC. Her research is on deep play₁ , female representation and feminist activism in the arts, and accessible art programming in early education. The Rainbow Forecast Project was founded in 2016, a research initiative for the critical role of pedagogy in the arts, and empowering children and young womxn beyond the classroom.
Alanna is dedicated to integrating child-led play and pedagogy; inquiry and process based learning; high energy movement games; and 21st century learning skills into classrooms. Building meaningful connections from art with the constant overflow of childrens’ ideas, aids the unravelling and discussion of sensitive topics such as the lack of diverse representation in the arts; environmental awareness.