Alicia Banit

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Alicia Banit
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 1995–present

Alicia Banit is an Australian actress and dancer who is best known for her role as Kat in the ABC television series Dance Academy.[1]


Banit 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,[2] then in 2008 she returned to the soap for another two episode role, this time portraying Sharni Hillman.[3] From 2007 to 2009 she had two guest roles on the Australian version of the Disney Channel series As The Bell Rings playing Amber. In 2007, she was cast in Chris Lilley's television series Summer Heights High as Kaitlyn for the duration of the first season.[4] In 2008, Banit appeared in Rush as Gemma Rose Parker acting alongside former Neighbours actress Eliza Taylor-Cotter.[4] In 2009, she was Leah in season one of the Australian drama series Tangle.[4] In late 2009, she was cast as one of the main characters Katrina Karamakov in the ABC television series Dance Academy.[1] From 23 August 2010 to 27 August 2010, she acted as a co-host on the ABC3 wrapper program Studio 3 alongside Kayne Tremills and Amberly Lobo.[5]


Year Title Type Episodes Role
1995 Halifax F.P. TV Series 1 Young Jane
1998 Dead Letter Office Film Young Alice
2006 Neighbours[2] TV series 2 Madison Sullivan
2007–2011 As The Bell Rings TV series Amber
2007 Summer Heights High[4] TV series 8 Kaitlyn
2008 Neighbours[3] TV series 4 Sharni Hillman
2008 Rush[4] TV series 1 Gemma Rose Parker
2009 Tangle[4] TV series 6 Leah
2010–2013 Dance Academy[1] TV series 65 Katrina Karamakov
2010 Studio 3[5] TV series 5 Herself


  1. ^ a b c "Dance Academy on ABC3". Australian Broadcasting Corporation via Throng. 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Guest Character Profiles:Madison Sullivan-Alicia Banit". Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Guest Character Profiles:Sharni Hillman-Alicia Banit". Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Before Dance Academy". Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Studio 3 Homepage". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 

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