Arena McLellan

Actor, Extra, Singer, Guitarist, Pianist,… more

New South Wales, Australia
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Physical Attributes

177 cm / 5ft 10in
White / Caucasian
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Credits & experience

  • National Institute of Dramatic Arts : Screen Acting Short Course
  • NSW Education Standards Authority : 47/50 in Music Extension Course
  • NSW Education Standards Authority/TAFE : Certificate III Live Entertainment
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 5 Theory Exam
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 4 Theory Exam
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Final Grade 8 exam in Classical Piano
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 7 exam in Classical Piano
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 3 Theory Exam
  • O’Connor-Brown Studio : Training in Classical Voice
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 6 exam in Classical Piano
  • The Performance Academy : Vocal training with Nicki Gillis
  • Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre : Intensive Performance Workshop
  • Sister2Sister : Vocal training with Sharon Muscat
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 5 exam in Classical Piano
  • N***** Creative & Performing Arts High School : Selected for Music & Drama course
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 4 exam in Classical Piano
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 3 exam in Classical Piano
  • Donna Jean’s Danceforce : Performance class (Singing, acting, dancing)
  • Donna Jean’s Danceforce : Vocal training with Donna Jean
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 2 exam in Classical Piano
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Preliminary exam in Classical Piano
  • Australian Music Examinations Board : Grade 1 exam in Classical Piano
  • M.Houston Studio : Training in Classical Piano


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

  • English

  • Australian
  • UK Cockney
  • UK Posh
  • USA Southern
  • Russian

Significant Performances-

-2018: Selected for ‘Maria’ (supporting role) for ‘The Heiress’ by Ruth and Augustus Goetz: -Realism
-2017: Played Leo (main role) in 'Bassett' by James Graham--Realism
-2017 Flannofest: Russian scientist (main role)--Black Comedy
-2017:Performed monologue as Mrs Lusty from ‘The Ham Funeral’ by Patrick White-Expressionist Black Comedy & Naturalism
-2016: Played Kitty (main role) in 'Totally Over You' by Mark Ravenhill--Comedy
-2016 Flannofest: Ima Rich (supporting role)--Western Melodrama
-2016:Performed monologue as Gwendolyn Rose Sawyer (self-written)-Victorian Melodrama
-2015: Played Marie Forbes (supporting role) in 'Year 9 Are Animals' by Richard Tulloch--Comedy
-2015: Played Cain in 'Hospital Food' by Eugene O'Hare--Realism
-2015 Flannofest: Ensemble--Expressionism

Film & Television:
-2017: Featured Extra on 'Patricia Moore' Episodes 9 & 10--Realism
-2017: Speaking role in Lower Mountains Family Practice Video--Documentary


Extras experience

Previous speaking roles

-2017: Featured Extra in 'Patricia Moore'--Realism
-2017: Speaking Role in Lower Blue Mountains Family Practice Video--Documentary


Guitar ability


Keyboard ability


Vocal ability

Classically trained

Vocal range


Composer ability


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: Celine Dion, Frederic Chopin, Earth Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, Chick Corea, Whitney Houston, Melody Gardot, Linda Eder, Maroon 5, Muse, Dirty Loops

Singer, Songwriter, Pianist & Guitarist:
-Classically trained in both voice & piano
-Versatile: Can sing from classical to pop to jazz to adult contemporary
-Experience in jazz
-Experience with A Capella Groups
-Can sight read

Significant Performances-

Vocal Experience:
-2011 to 2017: Opened for international acts in their Australian tours eg. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Ludwig Galea, African Children's Choir, The Idea of North, Ringo, X-Tend Band etc.
-2013 to 2017: Has performed and been interviewed on "G'Day Maltaussies Show" on TVS
-2015 to 2017: Performed on 88.7FM (Vintage FM), 89.9FM (Hawkesbury FM), 96.3FM (Coast FM), 100.3FM (2MCR) & 100.7FM (WOW FM)
-2015 to 2017: Vocalist at Manly Jazz Festival
-2015 to 2017: Operation Art, Sydney Olympic Park
-2015: Featured Performer at 'Funding Performing Arts Western Sydney, Riverside Theatre
-2015: Opened for The Idea of North's Paddington Concert (with an A Capella group)
-2015: Featured item in The Joan Sutherland Centre's 75th anniversary concert
-2015: Featured Performer for Deputy Principals Conference, The Four seasons Hotel
-2015: Selected for APRA AMCOS Songwriting workshop with Illan Kidron (The Potbellez) and Robert Conley
-2015: Featured Vocalist for the Australia Day Conference, Holroyd which led to MP Julie Owens mentioning at Parliament that her performance was "outstanding."
-2016: Featured Performer at Fern Hill Estate Art Exhibition
-2016: Performed the National Anthem at the Australian National Triathlon Championships, Regatta Centre
-2016: Featured Vocalist for Rotary Club Dinner, Regatta Centre
-2016: Featured Performer at 100th Celebration of the Cooee March, Emu Plains
-2016: Opened for the African Children's Choir in their Australian Tour
-2016: Featured item in the "Kaliedscope" concert featuring guest artist, Tim Harding (Hi-5)
-2016: Selected for Songwriting workshop with Lior
-2017: Featured Vocalist for International Women's Day Conference, Penrith
-2017: Featured Vocalist for the Annual Music 43 Concert
-2017: Featured Item "Big Time" at the Brindabella Concert, Sydney Town Hall
-2017: Phase Two Talent Development Project
-2017: Selected to perform for the President of Malta in his Australian visit
-2018: Supporting Act for Eurovision Grand Finalist; Ludwig Galea in Australian Tour
-2018: Featured performer for 'Music 4 Life' Charity Ball hosted by Cameron Williams (Channel 9)
-2018: Frank Ifield Show with Frank Ifield & Ross Hutchinson-Penrith Paceway
-2018: Rossco Roadshow with Ross Hutchinson, Marty Morton, David Cazalet & Brett Thomas-Penrith Paceway
-2018: Morning Melodies with Roland Storm-Merrylands RSL
-2019: Supporting Act for Brian Lorenz-Tweed Heads Services Club
-2019: Supporting Act for Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Australian Tour

Piano Experience:
-2015 to 2017: Featured pianist at PULSE concert, Sydney Opera House for the Mass Choir and featured vocalists
-2015 to 2017: HSC Accompanist
-2016 to 2017: Jazz pianist at Manly Jazz Festival
-2016 to 2017: Played at Operation Art, Sydney Olympic Park
-2016: Played at Mimosa Concert, Sydney Opera House
-2017: Played at Coorong Concert, Sydney Town Hall

Film & Stage Crew

Certificate III in Live Entertainment

-2015:Lighting assistant for Flannofest, Joan Sutherland Centre
-2015:Lighting assistant and staging for assorted performances, Joan Sutherland Centre
-2016:Staging and Head Runner for State Dance Festival, Seymour Centre
-2016:Lighting Operator for Dance Showcase, Nepean Arts Centre
-2017:Audio Engineer for The Werewolf’s Curse, TAFE Kingswood
-2017:Audio Engineer for ‘14 and 9 months’, Nepean High School

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