- Came to prominence in the dance world by creating a dance group Hot Gossip in the 1970s.
- Choreographed the Duran Duran song "The Wild Boys" which won Best British Video at the 1985 BRIT Awards.
- In 2010, she wrote a series of six children's fiction books called Alana Dancing Star, which journeys through different genres of dance.
- Developed a fashion jewellery range with QVC and a clothing range with plus size retailer Marisota in 2010.
- Met her partner of over 25 years, Angus, on the set of a Freddie Mercury video shoot.