Alicia Dufour was born and raised in Southern California. She began performing in elementary school and was focused primarily on instruction in ballet and jazz dance. During her high school years, she continued to practice dance and also began to fully engage herself in the world of theatrics. While performing in upwards of 3 productions a year, Alicia gained experience in all aspects of theatrical stage production including back stage, costume and makeup, and had numerous supporting and lead roles. At graduation, Alicia went on to attend the University of California, Riverside and simultaneously began to study voice with instructors Bill Risinger and Denise DeMarco.
During her college years, Alicia continued to study acting and Performing Arts at UCR and also did stage productions through In The Company Theatre and the Joshua Project. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Art History from UCR, and became involved with Mt. San Jacinto Performing Arts, performing in several major productions including WONDERFUL TOWN as Helen. During this time, Alicia was recognized with an Inland Theatre League nomination for her portrayal of Lucy in A CLASS ACT. She was also applauded for her role as a featured performer in the musical revue BLOCKBUSTERS AND SMALL WONDERS where she was featured in 21 of the 25 highlighted musicals and received an ITL nomination and rave press reviews. One of her favorite productions through Mt. San Jacinto Performing Arts was CABARET, in which she was the much talked about "trashy drummer.' Although it was a minor role, she was able to showcase her skills at improv and was singled out each night after performances by audience members who were impressed at her intense and memorable character. She also won an ITL for her role as Martha in the MSJC Performing Arts production of A PIECE OF MY HEART at the beginning of 2012.
During her time with Mt. San Jacinto Performing Arts, Alicia continued to study acting, dance and voice. Alicia began concentrated vocal training through Julie Adams and continued to expand her dance background while studying modern dance and choreography through Julie Freeman and Gail Hoak. It was while under Gail Hoak's tutelage that she used her background in psychology to choreograph and perform her much talked about and controversial solo dance piece entitled AGATEOPHOBIC which dealt with the disturbing depiction of a woman losing her sanity. Alicia also became involved with the Ramona Bowl Repertory Theatre and appeared in multiple productions, including FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and OKLAHOMA. She was a stand-in for the role of Nellie Forbush and appeared as Ensign Janet McGregor in the RBRP production of SOUTH PACIFIC which starred Shezwae Powell. Simultaneously, she also performed as Hero in the Bowl's production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
Alicia has partnered with the Idyllwild Actors Theatre out of Idyllwild, CA as an assistant stage manager and a featured actor in multiple staged readings, such as REASONS TO BE PRETTY and THREE VIEWINGS and was nominated for another ITL for her performance in the IAT production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD.
For The Ramona Hillside Players production of TEMPORARY INSANITY by Jeri Greene, Alicia was double cast as a spoiled, alcoholic fashion model and also as a flaky and dim-witted legal secretary Wendy. For this role she won an Inland Theatre League Award in 2011.
Alicia began making the transition to film by studying acting through The fACTORy, working with actors Conor O’Farrell and Jamison Reeves. Soon after, she landed roles in two of the films by the Texas based indie film company Twitchy Dolphin Flix. In the summer of 2012, she was cast in the role of Deputy Karen Harper in the Lunatopia/Baylor film called VERTICAL by director Stephen Savage, working opposite Wolfgang Bodison. The film starred Marshall Bell, Irene Bedard and Elsie Kate Fiscer and won best independent feature at the 2015 London Independent Film Festival.
In 2016, Alicia wrote her first short screenplay. She successfully directed the thriller film in Fall of 2018, while also portraying the lead role of the mother who, having felt abandoned by her family hosts a family dinner night to try to keep her family together forever.
When Alicia isn't on set, she is a photographer and graphic designer, belly dances professionally and does vintage pin-up modeling.
NEWS AND UPDATES
FAMILY NIGHT: THAT'S A WRAP!
September 3, 2018
Alicia Dufour has acted and directed on stage, and has several years experience of acting in film.
In 2016, she wrote her first screenplay, a short thriller film about a mother who feels abandoned by her family. She hosts a family dinner night to keep her family together forever.
Alicia decided to direct and take the lead in her film, and it just wrapped production on 9/2/18! Stay tuned for more updates about the film, including information on where to see the trailer and the premiere.
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ALICIA DUFOUR PERFORMS AT SEVILLA
May 6, 2017
Alicia has been professionally belly dancing for nearly 10 years as Aithne of The Dancing Belly. She has performed everywhere from private parties, to Renaissance Faires, to restaurants.
Alicia (as Aithne) will be performing as part of the Flamenco dinner show at Cafe Sevilla, in Riverside, California. The show features Flamenco dancers and singers, and to demonstrate how Flamenco dance infusion has been incorporated into many other styles of dance, features a belly dance performance.
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