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Dianne Kaye

Actor, Model, Musician, Dancer

New South Wales, Australia
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Physical Details

Height:
162 cm / 5ft 4in
Ethnicity:
Asian
Weight:
50 kg / 110 lbs
Skin color:
Tanned
Chest:
86 cm / 34 in
Eye color:
Brown
Waist:
71 cm / 28in
Hair color:
Brown
Hips:
86 cm / 34in
Hair length:
Medium
Dress Size:
8 - 8
Hair type:
Straight

Credits

2015
  • SDC, Alvin Ailey, NYFA
  • New York Film Academy : Musical Theatre Intensive (Scholarship)
2014
  • New York Film Academy, Musical theatre 1-Year Conservatory : 'Talent Based Scholarship' recipient
2013
  • Zen Zen Zo Physical theatre : Stomp Intensive
  • ATYP, Actors Toolkit
  • Les Miserables : Willoughby Theatre Company, Chatswood Conourse
2012
  • Boot, Short Film : The Voices Project, Dir- Damien Power
  • Hairspray, role- Dynamite Judine : Rockdale Musical Society and Canturbury Theatre Guild
2011
  • ATYP, Theatre Maker's Ensemble : Scholarship
  • To Be.. : The Voices Project Movie Trailer, Dir- Damien Power
2010
  • Forbidden Broadway, Role- Daphne Ruben Vega : Cleaveland Street Theatre

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • Spanish

Dianne completed 12 months of acting training in the Mesiner technique in New York City, with award winning Director and Actor, Isaac Byrne. She has also trained in screen acting, with the likes of John Samaha, Hollywood actress Rose Byrne (ATYP), and Joe Clements of NIDA. Dianne is devoted to constantly growing as an artist, and enjoys branching out into as many forms of acting experience and training. In 2013, Dianne completed a Physical Theatre intensive with Zen Zen Zo (Brisbane).
During her time in New York City, Dianne worked on her Comedy chops under the tutelage of Broadway performer, Kevin Duda who has starred in the Musical 'Book of Mormon'. She is also a skilled improviser, having trained with TJ Mannix, NYC improviser extraordinaire and producer of the New York Musical Improv Festival.
Dianne also completed 6 months of Shakespeare training with Carl Danielsen of NYFA, NYC, which really developed her appreciation for studying classical dramatic texts. She has trained with renowned accent coach Natasha McNamara and has mastered both American and RP Accents, but is good at accents in general.

Dianne has acted in Musical Theatre, Plays, Film, Music Videos, and Commericals. Dianne is also available for voice acting, and can comfortably craft various Character voices.

FILM ACTING EXPERIENCE:
• "Grasshoppers Don't Fly" role: Beverly Jaloux, Dir: Jones Odagwe
• "BUSTED" Short Film 2014, role: Office Worker, Director: Steven Hirst
• Sheppard music video for "Geronimo", role: Army Girl. Decca Records 2014. Director: Toby Morris, Silverwater NSW
• Omar Pedrini music video “Nina”, Zen Movie 2013. Director: Giulio Mastromauro, Grand Central, New York City
• “To Be”, The Voices Project company trailer, 2011. Director: Damien Power
• “BOOT” Short Film by The Voices Project, 2012 (semi-finalist in Your Film Festival, Venice) as “Zoe”. Writer: Joanna Erskine, director: Damien Power
• “Pokemon State of Mind” music video by University of Sydney Science Revue 2011. Director: Josh Pearse, Youtube: 17,000+ views (as of January 2014)
• “Femininity is…”, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, 2013. Director: Harriet Devlin and Jena Prince
• “Princess Plum’s Prophecy”, Australian Theatre for Young People, 201. Role: Queen, Director: Paige Rattray

VOICE ACTING:
• The Emotionography project-
"Barless Cage" - http://www.emotionography.net/book2/barless_cage.htm (Australian accent)
"Timeless" (US Accent)
"Life Longing" (RP)

TEACHING:
• ATYP Improvised comedy challenge, Assistant Drama tutor (yrs 7-9) 1-5 July 2013
• ATYP Assistant Drama tutor, 2011-2013
• Various School Holiday Workshops for preschool and primary aged children (Acting, Musical Theatre and Circus Arts)

Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


Dianne has done print modelling work for various commerical brands in both Sydney and New York City, and has assisted a range of talented photographers in the development of their professional portfolios.
She is comfortable in front of the camera, and has an open mind to abstract and creative editorial style shoots. Her background in Dance makes her an interesting asset to a range of creative concepts.

• Viostream Online Ad, Alexander Thomas Media Co., Role: Business Woman, 2016
• Sony Asia/Australia Online Ad, CY Productions Pty Ltd, Role: Mother, 2016
• Awake Creative, Sydney Rooftop Dance Series
• Gilchan Oh Photography
• JFM Photography
• DIDGET Photography
• Diana Brandt Photography
• NYFA Photography, NYC
• Nigel Morris Photography, NYC
• CATC design school print, 2014
• Silver bullet hair model print, 2014
• Hair model Print, Arrojjo Studios NYC, 2015
• Teachers Mutual Bank Print Ad, YOLO productions, 2014
• Le Cordon Bleu International Cooking School brochure, Craig Cranko Photography, 2011
• Noir Shop Summer Soiree “Real Girl” brand launch, Ivy Bar Sydney (sponsored by Christopher Hanna Hair), 2010

Music

Vocal ability

Classically trained


Vocal range

Soprano


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Dianne is a technically trained Soprano with Belt/Mix. She began her training contemporary singing in 2004, and branched out into classical singing training in 2008. In 2013, Dianne completed a 4 week Musical Theatre Program at NYFA, NYC, and was subsequently offered a Talent Based Scholarship towards the 1 year Conservatory course, which she completed from 2014-2015. She has trained trained with some of Broadway's elite, including Kristy Cates (Finding Neverland), Deidre Goodwin (A Chorus Line), Derrick Cobey (The Scottsboro Boys) and more. Dianne's vocal coach Wysandria Woolsey (Chess, Cats) worked closely with her to develop the limitless possibilities of the Broadway belt and Mix voice, and she finds great joy in constantly expanding her repertoire to showcase her range of vocal skill. In 2015, she has the opportunity to perform as a soloist at the World Famous Appollo Theatre in Harlem, NYC and made her off-Broadway debut as the female romantic ingenue 'Kim', in the world premiere of "Single Room Occupancy", the comedy Musical. Dianne is currently working as a performer and teaching artist, and has 3 years of experience teaching singing privately, in group settings, and has coached Choirs in school settings.

TRAINING:
• 2002-2015 Vocal Training (Various Training and Tutors) including: Frances Bell OAM, Joanne Callinan, Margi DeFaranti, NYFA 1 year Musical Theatre Conservatory
• Sydney Alexander Technique Workshop 2014
• Vocal Alchemy
• Classical Workshop for singers: Richard Black from ‘The Song Company’, 2010
• ‘Music Ensemble Skills’ Tutor: A/Prof Winsome Evans, University of Sydney, 2010
• History of Musical Theatre, Tutor: Dr Charles Fairchild/Jacob Leonard, University of Sydney, 2010

EXPERIENCE:
Musicals-
• The Bee and The Tree, 'Queen B', Mongrel Mouth, Dir: Duncan Maurice, SYD, 2016
• Single Room Occupancy, 'Kim', Lynne Redgrave Theatre, NYC, 2015
• Apollo Theatre, Harlem NYC, 2015
• On Stage and on Screen, Sheen Centre, NYC, 2015
• Baggage, June Havoc Theatre, NYC, 2014
• Les Miserables, Female Company. Willoughby Theatre Company, Chatswood Concourse Theatre, 2013
• Hairspray The Musical (NSW Amateur Premiere) as ‘Dynamite Judine'. Rockdale Musical Society and Canterbury Theatre Guild, 2012
• Nasablanca, Singer/dancer/actor. Sydney University Revue, Seymour Centre, 2011
• Forbidden Broadway, Chorus/Daphne Ruben Vega. MUSE, Cleaveland Street Theatre, 2010

Other-
• “Pokemon State of Mind” Music Video by University of Sydney Science Revue 2011
• Sydney Vocal Eistedfodds, Various
• Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, Sydney University Great Hall, 2010. Conductor: Gregory Platt

TEACHING:
• Voice teacher/vocal coach and Glee Club instructor

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Latin American
  • Rock & Roll
  • Salsa
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop

TRAINING:
• Ailey Extension, Work/Study program, NYC, 2015
• Sydney Dance Company, 2008-present: Adult Open Dance, Walsh Bay, Sydney- Jazz, Hip Hop, Beginner Ballet, Theatre Jazz and Contemporary

EXPERIENCE:
• Musical theatre: Chorus dancer (various)
• Griffin Theatre ‘Silent Disco’ Flashmob, Martin Place, 2011
Choreographer: Rachel Weiner

Magazine

'Female Artist to Watch Out For in 2014", Star Central Magazine, article written by Jenny Aluning, July 2014

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