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Alicia Banit
Born (1990-09-05) 5 September 1990 (age 33)
Education St Helena Secondary College
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 1995–present

Alicia Banit (born 5 September 1990) is an Australian actress and dancer best known for her role as Kat in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) television series Dance Academy. She also appeared in various Australian television series, being the main cast in We Were Tomorrow or having recurring roles in Playing for Keeps.


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, then in 2008 she returned to the soap for another two episode role, this time portraying Sharni Hillman. 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. In 2008, Banit appeared in Rush as Gemma Rose Parker acting alongside former Neighbours actress Eliza Taylor-Cotter. In 2009, she was Leah in season one of the Australian drama series Tangle. In late 2009, she was cast as one of the main characters Katrina Karamakov in the ABC television series Dance Academy. 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.

Banit revealed via her Instagram account the birth of her first child, Isla Joy, born on October 10, 2022.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Dead Letter Office Young Alice Film
2017 Dance Academy: The Comeback Karamakov, KatrinaKatrina Karamakov Film
2020 mArk Sarah Short
2021 The Quirky Best Friend Sam Short
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Halifax f.p. Young Jane 1 episode
2006 Neighbours Sullivan, MadisonMadison Sullivan 2 episodes
2007–2011 As the Bell Rings Amber Main cast
2007 Summer Heights High Kaitlyn 8 episodes
2007 Pass the Plate (short series) Herself Episode: "Mango"
2008 Neighbours Hillman, SharniSharni Hillman 4 episodes
2008 Rush Parker, Gemma RoseGemma Rose Parker 1 episode
2009 Tangle Leah 6 episodes
2010–2013 Dance Academy Karamakov, KatrinaKatrina Karamakov Main cast (65 episodes)
2010 Studio 3 Herself 5 episodes
2017–2018 Superwog The Neighbour, Holly Pilot; Episode 4: The Formal;
Episode 6: The Zombie Apocalypse
2018 We Were Tomorrow Woodlands, SienaSiena Woodlands Main cast (6 episodes)
2018 Playing for Keeps Lum, KarlieKarlie Lum Recurring role
2018 Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You Lattanzi, Chloe RoseChloe Rose Lattanzi Miniseries
2019 Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries Rita 1 episode
2022 Summer Love Ella 1 episode
2023 Crazy Fun Park Asha 1 episode

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