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Sally-Anne WestendorfPro

Queensland, Australia

Actor, Model, Musician, Film & Stage Crew, Photographer

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I love everything about life and it's learning experiences and am extremely passionate about everything I do... noone could EVER accuse me of doing anything by halves!! :o) lol Here's a typical day in the life of Sal... Wake up around 5am to allow enough time to feed and water about 75 parrots.... and their babies! (mostly Indian Ringnecks), as well as get ready for work (and check emails!). Leave for work around 07:00. Leave work around 17:00, check the birds again, sort out tea, etc, and, occasionally, head off for Hospitality work. Weekends generally split between birds I breed, Musical Theatre that I love, Scuba Diving, Truck Driving, Camping, Fishing, Boating, Bushwalking, Bow-Hunting or anything else I have the time to squeeze in! But no matter what I may chose to do with my time, the most important thing to me, is that I can use my Voice and my happy, bubbly, infectiously up-beat and positive personality to be a positive influence on others! ;-D

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Physical Details

Height:
165 cm / 5ft 5in
Hips:
101 cm / 40in
Weight:
60 kg / 132 lbs
Shoe size:
6.0 UK / 7.5 US / 39.5 Euro
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair colour:
Blonde
Skin colour:
Tanned
Hair length:
Medium
Eye colour:
Blue
Hair type:
Wavy
Chest:
96 cm / 38 in
Dress Size:
8 - 10
Waist:
73 cm / 29in

Experience

2009
  • easyguitar pty ltd : Voice Coaching - how to get the most out of personal practice sessions (David Otto), Brisbane, Australia
2000
  • Jaanz School of Singing : 'baby cry' technique - using 'chest' voice (Elissa Wills), Brisbane, Australia

Acting

Acting experience:
  Previous unpaid speaking roles
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Turkish
  • Afrikaans
  • Sign Language
Accents spoken
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • South African
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
I've always enjoyed getting out of the 'real world' and living in someone else's shoes for a while.
As a typical Gemini, I've no trouble adapting my personality for any role, and have been told that even as 'just' a Chorus member, my performance is "captivating" as I "remain animated through the entire performance"! :-D This is because, when on stage, I don't just play a role, I do my best to actually BECOME the character I'm trying to portray... trying to think and react how I imagine they would if the situation were real....
Although I have been involved in several short films now (eg. "POPCORN" and "GUARDS" - 2009, "A Vegan Life" - 2010), most of my 'acting' experience has been a part of my Musical Theatre experience - for example, playing lead roles in Musical 'melodramas' with Beau Belle Minstrels Inc. on various occasions between 2000 & 2006, and playing 'Doreen' (lead role) in "Waltz in Matilda", (Written by Ray & Gloria Swenson and performed in 2007), which was a musical play based on the story behind "Waltzing Matilda"(Sam was the name of the shearer that jumped into the Billabong, and Doreen his fictional? girlfriend).

I have also had many 'minor' principal roles in Queensland Musical Theatre productions since the year 2000, which involved both acting AND singing, which I will do my best to list below... having never done this before I'm relying mostly on memory...


Acting experience with
Queensland Musical Theatre:


2011 - Fiddler On The Roof
June CHORUS

2010 - The Gondoliers (again)
June CHORUS (of 'Contadine')

(followed soon after by a Chorus role in "The Mikado" with Southeast Queensland Independant Dramatic and Musical Society)


2009 - Silver Anniversary Gala Concerts
Oct/Nov CHORUS / Phyllis in Iolanthe finale / Hebe in HMS Pinafore finale & singing descant in Battle Hymn of the Republic

(shortly after this I played a 'singing tree' and a 'beautician' in the Emerald City' for Mesh Presents in "The Wizard of Oz")


2009 - "The Merry Widow"
June 'Sylvia' & CHORUS


2008 - "The King & I"
Oct/Nov CHORUS (Royal Thai wife) & u/s to 'Anna' (lead)


2008 - "No No Nanette"
June CHORUS (Flapper)


2007 - "Tarantara Tarantara"
Nov/Dec 'Rachel' / CHORUS


2007 - "Yeomen of the Guard"
May/June CHORUS (Servant girl)


2006 - "Anything Goes"
Oct/Nov CHORUS


2006 - "Pirates of Penzance"
May CHORUS & u/s to 'Edith'


2005 - "Patience"
May/June 'Lady Ella' / CHORUS


2004 - "Bitter Sweet"
Oct 'Harriet' / CHORUS


2004 - "Rodgers Hart & Hammerstein"
June CHORUS & Musical Duets


2003 - "South Pacific"
Sep 'Ensign Connie Walewski' / CHORUS


2003 - "Iolanthe"
June CHORUS (Fairy)


2002 - "Music Man"
Nov/Dec 'Ethel Toffelmier' / CHORUS


2002 - "Trial By Jury" &
May/June "Souvenir of Song"
CHORUS


2001 - "Show Boat"
Nov/Dec CHORUS


2001 - "HMS Pinafore"
June CHORUS (Cousin)


2000 - "Merrie England"
Nov Wine Vendor / Egyptian
Dancer / CHORUS


2000 - 'Gondoliers'
June CHORUS (of 'Contadine')

Modeling

Modeling experience:
  Beginner, starting out
I've 'won' a number of Glamour photo sessions in the past, always being told I was "very photogenic". The only potentially paid modelling I've done to date was a shoot I was invited to participate in (through StarNow) down the Gold Coast, for 'stock photographs'. I enjoyed playing 'mum' to a few of the younger attendees 0:-D and I've done my best to date all my photos on StarNow for you. Aside from that, I've been involved in 'publicity shoots' for my musical theatre, and I once posed for a very appreciative 'still life' art class ;o}
As a quick aside, I've also done LOTS of Promo work, where although promoting the product is the main goal, I am well aware that my appearance and personality, charm & charisma are the REAL motivating factors! ;Op

Music

Isle of Capri (Sally-Anne Westendorf)

vocals only - no accompaniment - very pretty song o:-) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHt5PsajwG0

Percussion ability:
  Intermediate
Clarinet ability:
  Intermediate
Keyboard ability:
  Intermediate
Vocal ability:
  Lead singer
Violin ability:
  Intermediate
Vocal range:
  Soprano
Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical
  • Opera
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country
Influences: Whitney HoustonBarbara StreisandDoris DayDolly PartonEdith PiafCeltic WomanPatsy ClineNat King ColeBette MiddlerHarry Connick Junior

My interest in Music began with my mother singing to me while I was still in the womb, then I was fed a regular diet of Musicals (as being virtually the only 'wholesome' entertainment on TV). So I grew up treating life like I was IN a Musical, making up songs as I walked to Primary School about everything I could see...

I did do a short stint when I was 18 (1994), singing for Weddings and Restaurants in Adelaide, but skipped town shortly after to give me more freedom to be 'me'.

I didn't officially sing in public again until 2000, when I sang lead in a BarberShop quartet at the 2000 Festival of Music a mere 3months after having joined them (and we placed third out of eight competing! :o}) I have also entered, and won, a number of Karaoke competitions, as well as being accepted into the State Finals of the Karaoke World Championships 2009, and being considered for Australia's Got Talent 2010, but my main Musical involvement since 2000 has been with two Brisbane-based musical theatre groups...

Beau Belle Minstrels - Northside based, 'professional' standard not expected, giving everyone an equal chance to 'shine' in musical 'variety' shows (see pics), shows built around the people and the talents available, mainly performing in Nursing Homes, Town Halls or 'Church' Halls, often assisting in charity / fund-raising events - one of their chief soloists, as well as performing in lead roles in their 'melodramas'.

Also, Queensland Musical Theatre - a much more 'professional' outfit, having in recent years celebrated their 25th year performing Stage Musicals (refer pics ), and the occassional 'variety' show - based in NewFarm (Teneriffe) and being regular performers at The Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre, Judith Wright Centre, Schonell Theatre and Twelfth Night Theatre, among others. There are generally two yearly 'runs' (June & Nov/Dec) - I have been assigned many 'minor principal' roles in Musicals, as well as performing as a soloist at many 'concerts'.

Unfortunately, despite my inexhaustable loyalty and support, the Beau Belle Minstrels group fell apart in 2007 due to internal bickering and constant attempts by bigger groups to poach our best talent (including me)... my best efforts just couldn't hold it together with only my talent and the raw enthusiasm of several others...this loss (as they were like a family to me) has left a gaping 'hole' in my life that I desperately wish to fill... any suggestions? O:-)


I love ALL types of Music, particularly songs with a 'story' and real 'meaning', and I've fallen for "Celtic Woman" in a huge way. Their combined vocals are reminiscent of my voice, but 100% more refined, polished and pure!

Although perhaps not to a professional standard, the 10 recordings on my home page will give you an idea of my singing styles O:-)

In addition to singing, I am also able to play a variety of musical instruments.. and highly adept at learning new ones! :)

TV & Reality

appeared in a commercial for Qld Rail in 2003

featured in 30-minute Meal - Episode 2 -Truckers - late 2010

Film & Stage Crew

CREW - I have helped behind the scenes in several of the Musical productions in which I have been involved, as well as assisting in construction of many sets/props.
PHOTOGRAPHY
One of the jobs I got through StarNow was for Bettina Child Model Management. It involved spending the whole day taking photos of children (mostly in shopping centres) on several occasions, by getting permission from their parents to enter them in a 'modelling competition' where Bettina herself would choose the 'winners'. Marita, the girl I reported to, can attest to the fact that both the quality of my photos and the quality of my 'candidates' consistently outweighed that of other 'employees' at the time... as did my feedback (though I appreciate that 'Recommendations' on Profiles are anonymous I suspect that Marita probably wrote one of them).
Additionally.... this one of the jobs I have enjoyed most !! :-D

Magazine

limited

Photography

Photography experience:
  Amateur photographer
Has a studio space:
  No
Type of camera equipment:
  Point and shoot
CREW - I have helped behind the scenes in several of the Musical productions in which I have been involved.

PHOTOGRAPHY
One of the jobs I got through StarNow was for Bettina Child Model Management. It involves spending the whole day taking photos of children (mostly in shopping centres) on several occasions, by getting permission from their parents to enter them in a 'modelling competition' where Bettina herself would choose the 'winners'. Marita, the girl I originally reported to, can attest to the fact that both the quality of my photos and the quality of my 'candidates' consistently outweighed that of other 'employees' at the time... as did my feedback (though I appreciate that 'Recommendations' on Profiles are anonymous I suspect that Marita probably wrote one of them).

I continue to do this even now on a casual basis (between truck trips!) and this one of the jobs I have enjoyed most !! :-D

Agency info

Sass & Bentley Management QLD
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