Ailis Oliver-Kerby

Actor, Extra, Dancer, Singer, Radio Presenter

Canterbury, New Zealand
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Physical Attributes

Height:
170 cm / 5ft 7in
Hair color:
Blonde
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Long
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight
Eye color:
Green

Credits & experience

2019
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Court Theatre : Cecile
  • The Father - Court Theatre : Laura
  • CATS National Tour : Actor - Bombalurina
2018
  • Chicago - Court Theatre : Actor - Ensemble/ Alternate Roxie
  • Perform! Educational Musicals, Echelon. : Actor - Super Duper!, STEMania!
  • Pippi Longstocking - Tim Bray Productions : Actor - Annika
  • Shortland Street the Musical : Actor - Alison Raynor
2017
  • Hairspray, Showbiz Christchurch : Penny Pingleton
  • Oh Dear, What Can the Matter be? Royal Central School of Speech and Drama : Featured Player
  • Stage Door, Embassy Theatre London, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama : Bobbi Melrose
2016
  • Gourmet Broadway, Taieri Musical : Featured player
  • The Sound of Music, Taieri Musical : Liesl Von Trapp
  • Punk Rock, Fortune Theatre : Cissy Franks
2015
  • Phantom of the Opera, MTD : Ensemble
  • Mamma Mia, DCKM + Taieri Musical : Ali
2014
  • Hairspray, MTD : Penny Pingleton
2012
  • Arts Educational, Tring : Musical Theatre Dance

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA California
  • USA Southern

Union memberships
  • Equity

TRAINING:

2010-2012 Tring Park School for the Performing Arts Musical Theatre Course.
2012-2015 University of Otago Bachelor of Arts Theatre Studies and Media, Film and Communication Studies.
2016 Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School Emerging Professionals Intensive 2016.
2016 Acting for Screen Masterclass, Emma Fenton.
2017 MA Music Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

THEATRE:
'Bombalurina' in CATS, National Tour, Show Scoop. Dir: Geraldine Brophy.
'Alison Raynor' in Shortland Street the Musical, Auckland Theatre Company. Dir: Simon Bennett.
Touring Actor with Perform Education, in Super Duper! and STEMania! Dir: Simon Goudie.
'Roxie Alternate' in Chicago, Court Theatre. Dir: Stephen Robertson.
'Thompson's girl' in Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi, Shaw Theatre, London. Dir: Steven Paling and Donna Hayward.
Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar, Shaw Theatre, London. Dir: Steven Paling and Donna Hayward.
'Penny' in Musical Theatre Dunedin's Hairspray. Dir: Gladys Hope.
'Ali' in Taieri Musical Society's Mamma Mia. Dir: Douglas Kamo.
'Liesl' in Taieri Musical Society's The Sound of Music. Dir: Denise Henderson.
'Ensemble' in Musical Theatre Dunedin's The Phantom of the Opera. Dir: Stephen Robertson.
'Cissy' in Punk Rock at the Fortune Theatre, Dunedin. Dir: Lara McGregor
'Penny' in Hairspray, Showbiz Christchurch, Isaac Theatre Royal. Dir: Leigh Evans

FILM:

'Girl' in 'Black On Black' T54 music video. Dir: Matt Cooke.
'Gloria' in short film 'The Final Act.' Dir: James Darroch.
'Lucy' in Television sitcom 'The White Elephant' alongside David Mcphail. Dir: Kingsley Hockley.

AWARDS:

2016 Nominated for Otago Southland Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play or a Musical for Liesl in the Sound of Music.
2015 Otago University Students Association Gold Award for Theatre.
2015 Dunedin Theatre Award - Best Ensemble - Punk Rock (Fortune Theatre).
2014 Otago Southland Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play or a Musical for Hairspray.
2014 Otago University Scholarship for the Arts.
2012 Tring Park School for Performing Arts Theatre Studies Prize.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Music

Vocal ability

Classically trained


Vocal range

Soprano


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical
  • Opera

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Classical

Musical theatre and classical singing.

Trained in classical singing under Trinity examinations.

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Salsa
  • Tap

Trained in RAD Ballet to Grade 8.

Musical theatre and contemporary dance to advanced level.

Presenting

Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA California
  • USA Southern

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