Alani Simone Henderson is a 10 year old fifth grader in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. Alani made her theatre debut with the lead role of Beauty in The Enchantment of Beauty and The Beast, a Syracuse Children's Theatre production in the spring of 2014. When Alani is not rushing from school to theatre rehearsal, tap, ballet, jazz, drama, or ice skating lessons, she enjoys dancing, singing, swimming and playing Minecraft on the computer. Alani is a student of The Ballet & Dance Center. She spends creative downtime writing songs and perfecting new dramatic accents to debut for family and friends.