I am a professionally trained and working Actress in theatre, film and television and have performed professionally on 4 continents! I also pass the time by working as a clown (yep), children's educator and physical theatre performer.
I was very fortunate to study at LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore on scholarship where I received a Bachelor of First Class Honors in Acting and then continued to work in Asia full-time as an Actor.
One of my greatest loves is physical theater and my training includes Viewpoints, Suzuki, Kalaripayattu, Butoh, Commedia dell'arte, Grotowski and Laban. Since May 2015 I have been a very proud core member The Ume Group, a physical theater company with a foundation of acrobatics and Butoh training and have been doing online zoom performances of Playback Theater. Check us out at www.theumegroup.org
When I'm not acting, I'm clowning around...literally! I am a very happy clown (personally and professionally) and children's performer / entertainer. I strongly believe in art as a healer and one of my most treasured experiences was being a clown in a Sydney Children's Hospital for the Starlight Children's Foundation in Australia for two years.
I have been involved with the NYC clown troup / drama facilitation company ZARA AINA since May 2017 and was selected to travel to Alabama over several years to work with the youth organization BAMA Kids and also travelled to Madagascar in August 2017 to work with at risk Youth at the Zara Aina Youth Centre. We toured around Madagascar with the third year students performing KING LEAR and even facilitated in a juvenile prison. It was an incredible experience!
I am also an actor and staff member of The Dramatic Adventure Theater Company (DAT) and have had the pleasure of travelling to Tanzania, Ecuador and Slovakia with the company working with indigenous and marginalized communities. Whilst over there, our teams were teach, facilitate and create theater in villages, universities and orphanages and the adventures are only set to continue with a Dramatic Adventure in Australia to come! Check out what's to come at dramaticadventure.com
For the last two years I have been focusing on education and social justice, getting my masters degree in applied theater from City University of New York from 2018-2020. My thesis was facilitating clowning in a harm reduction community and it was UNREAL!
Within the last two years of getting my masters, I have also started a family having two sons and relocated back to Australia from Brooklyn NY. I have entered the TV and film business and I have been fortunate to book several national TVC's. I am currently represented by Howell Elite and am looking forward to the next adventures together! :)
SHUAR students in their traditional dress in La Selva
Clowning around with children in Madagascar.