Biography

 

Since the mid-90s I have been excited to explore the expressive potential of the voice and the body through various techniques and in a number of performance styles. I have studied with acclaimed Voice and Physical Theatre practitioners including; Linda Wise, Jonathan Hart and Vicente Fuentes (Roy Hart Theatre), Loris Synan, Frankie Armstrong, Monica Pagneaux, Dawn Langman, Helen Sharp and John Howard (Body Voice Projects),  Al Wunder (Theatre of the Ordinary), Song of the Goat (Poland), and Catherine Fitzmaurice.

I have performed in Australia and internationally as an actor and singer for more than twenty-five years, have collaborated with musicians to create cross art performances such as BeLonging (with Belinda Moody and Felicity Provan,  La Mama) and Invisible Cities (with Elissa Goodrich) and have sung with groups such the Astra Choir, The Teapot Ensemble of Australia, The Lolo and Lulu Revue, Lolo and Berto  (Butterfly Club), Something Like A Kiss at Art Centre Melbourne (with Robert Stephens) and in Daniel Schussers Schmaltz (Malthouse Theatre).  I have also had great opportunities to  apply my performance skills at National Gallery of Australia (Children’s audio tour for  the Hyper Real exhibition) Melbourne Museum (various voice-overs, audio tours and as museum theatre character Arabella Ascertain with Harry Call), the Royal Children’s Hospital (Breaking Bad News Program) and with The Humour Foundation’s Elder Clowns (as Pearl).

In 2017 I co-created Fragments with Elissa Goodrich, directed by Margaret Mills (at La Mama), performed with Elissa in concert at St Paul’s Cathedral and performed in Bottleneck for the international art project Elevate with Amaara Raheem, Karen Berger and Sarah Wilmot (at Melbourne Museum). I currently sing with Oblique Strategies interpreting the songs of Brian Eno.

I have taught voice privately and at institutions including Federation University, St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre, Melbourne University, AP Studio, Victoria University and the National Theatre. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Voice Studies from the Victorian College of the Arts and  I’m currently a PhD candidate at La Trobe University investigating presence and embodiment in the approaches of Zygmunt Molik and Roy Hart voice work.

I was nominated for Best Female Performer (Fringe) in the 2001 Greenroom Awards for ‘Quartet’ and won the 2004 Fringe Festival Award for Most Outstanding Female Performer for ‘The Now Hour’. In 2010 I was awarded a Travel Grant from Victoria University to study Voice in the UK, France and Poland and in 2014 I was a Australian Voice Association Student Encouragement Award finalist.