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The Adventure of the Copper Beeches Pt 3

Voice-over (Intro & Outro), Sound Design and Editing for this episode of The Holmes Podcast.

01The Adventure of the Copper Beeches Pt 3
02The Daughter Of The Sword

Physical Attributes

158 cm / 5ft 2in
50 kg / 110 lbs
White / Caucasian
Skin color:
66 cm / 26 in
94 cm / 37 in
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
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Credits & experience

  • Softly, Softly | Quiet Roar : Shan (Put to Sea) and Sofia (Flamenco Vampires and Outlaw Space Cowboys)
  • Peter Pan, a dramatised audiobook | Ballarat National Theatre : Director, Musical Director, Sound Design & Script Adaptation
  • The Best, The Fairest, The First | Melbourne Writer's Theatre : Sinead Diver (lead)
  • Burn Out (short film) | SAE Institute : Grace (lead)
  • Janome 100th Celebrations: stills (JMA Creative for Janome) : Lifestyle model
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A dramatic reading/podcast | Someone New Theatre Company : Sound Editing & Design; Production Assisant; Voice-over for Intro & Outro; social media
  • Robert Finley Award (Independent Theatre Association) : Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Cosette: Les Misérables)
  • Renitence (Short film in Dutch directed by Campbell J Smith, SAE Institute) : Maria (lead)
  • The Metropolis Monologues (Melbourne Writers Theatre) : ORA in The Forgotten Return (monologue)
  • City Park Plays (Melbourne Writers Theatre) : Sian in 'Sapling' and Norma Strait in 'Another Day at the Office'
  • Death and I (Radio-drama by Someone New Theatre Company) : Death (lead)
  • Pride and Prejudice: A dramatic reading/podcast by Ballarat National Theatre : Miss Caroline Bingley (voice) and Production Assistant
  • Le Gogh (LEGO® Stop motion featured by Van Gogh Museum on social media) : Stop motion animator, Director, Editor and Vocalist
  • SBA Today (online content series for Strategic Business Alliance) : Presenter & Spokesperson
  • Covid Creatives - The Documentary (Melbourne Fringe by Andrew Cullimore) : Interviewee
  • Over a Bowl of Honey (Short Film by Baron Tragedi) : The Witch (lead)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A dramatic reading/podcast by The Someone New Theatre Company : Voice-over for intro & outro, Production Assistant and Social Media
  • The Someone New Podcast: The Daughter of the Sword (1 episode) : Voice-over / Narrator
  • Love is a Terrible God (Short film by Gabriel Tan) : The Producer (Supporting)
  • Curtin University Graduation Video : Extra
  • Les Misérables (Darlington Theatre Players) : Cosette
  • The Yeomen of the Guard (Gilbert and Sullivan Society of WA) : Phoebe
  • The Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan Society of WA) : Yum-Yum
  • Missa Solemnis in C (Vanhal) | Denmark Baroque : Soprano Soloist
  • New Holland Consort - Early Music Performance (Houtman 400 Festival, Geraldton) : Soprano Soloist
  • Music Video: "Scarborough Fair", dir. Nigel Goodwin : Singer, Actress and Co-producer
  • Opening Doors Campaign (DOH): Stills and Visuals : Family member
  • Winter Wedding Styled Shoot | Various vendors : Model (Bride)
  • True Reflection (Short Film by Small Voice Films) : Michelle
  • Wedding Gift Exchange (Online Commercial for NoteCube) : Bridesmaid
  • Music Video: "Time" by Jenny Gaunt, dir. Nigel Goodwin : Actress and Associate Producer
  • I Met a Girl (Feature Film) : Extra
  • The Heights (TV Series by Matchbox Productions for ABC) : Extra
  • Crown Commercial : Extra
  • Lotterywest Commercial : Extra
  • Acting Masterclass by Simon Lyndon and Cinzia Coassin
  • Ladies in Black (Playlovers Theatre) : Ensemble / Dance Captain
  • University of the Free State : M.A. Drama and Theatre Arts (cum laude)
  • Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan Society of WA) : Lady Angela
  • I am Wolf (TAFE Student Film) : Michelle
  • The Peculiar Nature of the Fastidious (TAFE Student Film) : Rachael
  • Spilt Milk (ECU Student Film) : Sally, Joel's mother
  • Dirt Music (Feature Film) : Extra
  • The Heights (TV Series by Matchbox Productions for ABC) : Jogger (extra - 1 episode)
  • A Recipe for Sticky Fingers (ECU Student Film) : Friend
  • Time for What Matters (PACVAC Online Commercial) : Extra
  • FILCH (Western Australia Screen Academy) : Extra
  • Pretty Face (Western Australia Screen Academy) : Extra
  • Dream of Redundancy (Thrifty Short Films, Perth) : Emma
  • Death of Love (Thrifty Short Films, Perth) : Death
  • 7de Laan (TV Soap by Danie Odendaal Productions for The South African Broadcasting Corporation) : Maryke (13 Episodes)
  • VIVA LAS DIVAS (Remarc International - Corfu, Greece) : Professional Singer
  • CARO - Corfu Animal Rescue Outreach : Photographer, co-stylist and designer for the calendar
  • ERA (Free State Arts Festival and Cape Town Fringe Festival) : Monologuist and Ensemble Actor/Dancer
  • ERA (Short Film by Vukallective based on stage production) : Monologuist and Ensemble Actor/Dancer
  • Christine (Free State Arts Festival) : Die Meisie (lead)
  • PILATUS: ‘n Kruis in die Pad (Bloemfontein Community Theatre, South Africa - musical) : Claudia
  • "Spijt" de musical (Homemade Productions, The Netherlands) : Company Manager and Assistant to the Director
  • Off Side musical (Pilot for Homemade Productions from Holland, performed at PACOFS, South Africa) : Jessica
  • Blood Wedding (PACOFS, South Africa) : Death/Beggar Woman ; Neighbour ; Young Girl
  • University of the Free State : Assistant Lecturer in Children's Theatre
  • MDG Performing Arts Academy : Lecturer in Drama: Theatre History & Vocal Studies | Director for student productions
  • My Children, My Africa (PACOFS & UHURU International Festival at Wushwini Arts Centre, South Africa) : Isabel Dyson (lead)
  • Hamlet (South Africa) : Ophelia
  • Moordenaar (translated from Anthony Schaffer's "Murderer") : Elizabeth Bartholomeus (lead)
  • Victoria se Geheim (Free State Arts Festival - comedy) : Dorette Potgieter
  • Een Kleine Lientjie (Free State Arts Festival - children's theatre) : Lientjie Poggenpoel (lead)
  • Louise Fourie Dance Studio : Modern and Tap Dance Adult Classes (Tap Pre-Bronze Exam - distinction)
  • Fiestas National Theatre Awards : Nominee for Best Actress & Best Newcomer for Maria in Putsonderwater
  • Die Towenaar van Oz (Afrikaans version of Wizard of Oz - children's theatre) : Assistant Director and Musical Director; Co-Lyricist
  • University of the Free State : Assistant Lecturer in Children's Theatre
  • MDG Performing Arts Academy : Lecturer in Drama: Theatre History and Vocal Studies
  • Odeion School of Music : Vocal Performance (Classical Singing) - 4 years with distinction
  • Sêra Sakboude Sing 'n Solo (Free State Arts Festival - children's theatre) : Willie Woempel
  • All That Jazz II (Bloemfontein City Orchestra Concert) : Soloist / Jazz Vocalist
  • Fame (PACOFS, South Africa) : Carmen Diaz (lead)
  • Madonna of Excelsior (PACOFS, South Africa 2012 & 2013 and Zimbabwe 2014 - theatre with music) : Young Cornelia & Ensemble
  • University of the Free State : B.A. (Hons.) Drama and Theatre Arts (cum laude)
  • MUSA (ensemble piece for 4 instruments and a narrator by composer Stefans Grové) : Narrator
  • Hairspray (FACTS, South Africa) : Penny Pingleton
  • Putsonderwater (Free State Arts Festival and Woordfees) : Maria (lead)
  • University of the Free State : B.A. Drama and Theatre Arts (cum laude)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (PACOFS, South Africa - children's theatre) : Dopey
  • Die Kaskenades van Liewe Heksie (Free State Arts Festival - children's theatre) : Liewe Heksie (emergency replacement)
  • Die Portret (Student Production - thriller) : Rosa
  • Bevange (Free State Arts Festival - youth musical) : Martha Sykes


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

Acting agent

Now Actors

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch

  • Australian
  • Irish
  • South African
  • UK English

On Stage (Australia):
“Les Misérables” as Cosette (Darlington Theatre Players) - Won Finley Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
“The Yeomen of the Guard” as Phoebe (The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Western Australia)
"The Mikado" as Yum-Yum (The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Western Australia)
"Ladies in Black" as Ensemble/Dance Captain (Playlovers)
"Patience" as Lady Angela (The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Western Australia)

On Camera (Australia):
“Over a Bowl of Honey” as The Witch (Baron Tragedi)
"True Reflection" as Michelle (Small Voice Films for 168 Film Festival)
“The Peculiar Nature of the Fastidious” as Rachael (TAFE Student Film)
“I am Wolf” as Michelle (TAFE Student Film)
"Spilt Milk" as Sally, Joel's mother (ECU Student Film)
"Death of Love" as Death (Thrifty Short Films)
"Dream of Redundancy" as Emma (Thrifty Short Films)

SABC TV Soap: "7de Laan" (South Africa) - 13 episodes as Maryke
Musical Theatre: "FAME" (lead), "Hairspray" (supporting), "Madonna of Excelsior" (South Africa & Zimbabwe), "Off Side" (pilot for Dutch Youth musical), Bevange (Afrikaans Youth musical)
Drama: "Christine" (lead), "Hamlet" (supporting), "Putsonderwater" (lead), "My Children, My Africa" (lead)
Physical Theatre / Performance Art: ERA (monologue and ensemble) in stage performances and short film version
Narrator: "MUSA" (musical ensemble piece for narrator, flute, piano, cello and viola by Stefans Grové)
Community Theatre: "Pilatus: 'n Kruis in die Pad" (lead)
Children's Theatre: "Een Kleine Lientjie" (lead), "Sêra Sakboude Sing 'n Solo", "Die Kaskenades van Liewe Heksie" (lead), "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"


Extras experience

Previous featured extras roles

Extras agent

Now Actors

“I Met a Girl”: Extra (Feature Film, Monsoon Pictures Australia)
"Dirt Music": Extra (Feature Film, Aguarius Films)
Graduation Video Curtin University (Perth) : Extra (DG Global)
"The Heights": Community member (TV Series for ABC, Matchbox Productions)
Crown Perth Commercial: Extra (Cummins & Partners)
“Keep your Saturday Dreams Alive”: Extra (Lotterywest Commercial)
"ANA x Perth": Extra (In-flight commercial for All Nippon Airways, Spinnaker Films)
"Power of Membership": Extra (RAC Commercial, Beautiful Pictures)
"Live a little Larger": Extra (Crown Casino TV Commercial, Flint Sydney)
"The Heights": Jogger (TV Series for ABC, Matchbox Productions)
"Pretty Face": Extra (Western Australia Screen Academy)
"FILCH": Extra (Western Australia Screen Academy)
"A Recipe for Sticky Fingers": Featured extra (Edith Cohen University Student Film)
PACVAC Web Commercial: Extra
"Batgirl Returns": Extra


Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out

Styled Wedding Shoot as the Bride - co-ordinated by Cohesion Weddings and Events
Stills and visuals for Opening Doors Campaign (WA Department of Housing): Family member
Online commercial as Bridesmaid - NoteCube Online Commercial
TFP Shoots with local photographers
Promotional shoots for theatre productions: "Christine", "ERA", "Hamlet", "Blood Wedding"


Vocal ability

Classically trained

Vocal range


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Opera

Favourite genres
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: Regina Spektor, Musical Theatre, Barbra Streisand, Caro Emerald

4 years Classical Voice Training at the Odeion School of Music (South Africa)

Soprano Soloist in Early Music Performance by New Holland Consort at Houtman 400 Festival, Geraldton, Western Australia
Soprano Soloist in Missa Solemnis in C (Vanhal) and Klopstocks Morgengesang (C.P.E Bach) for Denmark Baroque, Denmark, Western Australia
Professional Singer in singing trio, VIVA LAS DIVAS (Corfu, Greece) for Remarc International
Lead roles or solos in musicals/operettas:
“Les Misérables” (Cosette)
“The Yeomen of the Guard” (Phoebe)
"The Mikado" (Yum-Yum)
“Patience” (Lady Angela)
"FAME" (Carmen Diaz)
"Hairspray" (Pernny Pingleton)
"Off Side" (Jessica)
"Madonna of Excelsior" (Young Cornelia & Ensemble)
"Ladies in Black" (Ensemble)

Vocalist for music video:
"Scaraborough Fair" (directed by Nigel Goodwin)
"Vincent" recorded for LEGO stop motion video, Le Gogh

Soloist for "All That Jazz Concert II" for Bloemfontein City Orchestra (South Africa)
"i2m" Acapella Trio - performer and co-arranger - reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters for corporate functions (style: swing-jazz)

Vocalist for collaborations on Youtube:
*Sunset at the Jazz Café (composer Geraldine Taylor)
*Music videos and voice recordings with videographer, Greg Goldman

Narrator for musical piece, "MUSA", an ensemble piece for Flute, Piano, Cello, Viola and Narrator
Lead vocalist for jazz performances at corporate functions (South Africa)
Acapella Groups (University Serenade Competitions)
Backing vocals and keyboard for Dirk en die Republiek (rock band)
Elementary Piano

2003 Junior Champion of the World in Duet-category at the World Championships of Performing Arts, with Wesna Steenkamp.
Semi-finalist for ATKV Crescendo Singing Competition 2004 (South Africa)

TV & Reality

SABC TV Soap, "7de Laan" (South Africa) - 13 episodes as Maryke
ABC TV Series, “The Heights” - 1 episode as Jogger (extra)


Dancing ability


Dance styles
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Swing
  • Tap

Tap Pre-Bronze Exams (South African Dance Teacher's Association): Passed with distinction (2014)
"Fascination Rhythm" - Louise Fourie Dance Studio Concert (2013) - styles: Hip Hop, Modern, Tap
Physical Theatre / Performance Art: "ERA" stage performance at (Free State Arts Festival 2016 & Cape Town Fringe 2016) and short film
Various Dance Styles in Musical Theatre Shows:
"Off-Side" (2015), "Fame" (2013), "Hairspray" (2012), "The Boy Friend" (2007), "Bumstreet" (2005), "Shake Ripple and Roll" (2004)
Dancer for University of the Free State EyeDentity Student Community (2011)
Contemporary Dance / Beginner's Ballet: "Eendag" (2008) - ATKV Tienertoneel (Drama Competition for Schools)

Film & Stage Crew

Camera Crew ability


Production & Management ability


Runner or Assistant ability


Company Manager and Assistant to the Director for national touring musical, "Spijt", in The Netherlands (Homemade Productions)
2nd AD with 1st AD duties experience
Production Assistant in Podcast: Pride and Prejudice (Ballarat National Theatre); The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Someone New Theatre Co)
Directing: Le Gogh (LEGO stop motion), Die Towenaar van Oz (student production University of the Free State), Family Theatre productions for MDG Performing Arts Academy
Video and sound editing (basic) for music videos and social media material: Le Gogh (LEGO stop motion); The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes podcast; virtual duets; showreel
Videographer on close-up shots for live performance of Liquid Liquid (for Baron Tragedi)
Camera B for music video for Jenny Gaunt's song, "Time", for the Revelations Festival's Blind Date Music Video Competition
Experience in Set Painting, Make-up and Stage Management as part of training, as well as setup of sound equipment


Photography experience

Part-time professional (paid work)

Photography website

Photographer/Videographer/Editor for Le Gogh (LEGO stop motion video)
Photographer for Corfu Animal Rescue Outreach (CARO) in Corfu, Greece with musician, Louise du Toit.
Second shooter and photography assistant for Styled Wedding Shoot and Couples shoot by Rose and Rhyme Studio.
Headshots and portraits
Travel photography
Promotional material for theatrical productions: "Christine", "Stof", VIVA LAS DIVAS, "Pilatus: 'n Kruis in die Pad"
Social media promotional material for touring musical "Spijt" (The Netherlands)
Experience in maternity, new-born, prom and wedding shoots, as well as photographing intimate live performances


TV presenter experience

No previous TV presenter experience

Presenting agent

Now Actors

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch

  • Australian
  • Irish
  • South African
  • UK English

Spokesperson/Presenter for SBA Today (a series of informative videos for Strategic Business Alliance) - 2020
Experience with teleprompter as well as memorisation of script
Spokesperson on Crowdfunding initiatives to promote projects: Over a Bowl of Honey - 2020


Flyering for Fringe World Festival (Perth) through Manifesto Media - 2019
Surveys for City of Perth Outdoor movies (Northbridge Plaza, Perth) - 2019
Barista/service at Indifish (Fish and Chips shop, Perth) - 2019
Freelance Audio Transcription (Afrikaans>>Afrikaans; English>>English) through MSS Kapstadt - 2019
Assistant Drama Lecturer in Children's Theatre (University of the Free State) - 2013-2014
Drama Lecturer in Vocal Studies and Theatre History (MDG Performing Arts Academy) - 2014
Receptionist at College Lodge (Guest house, Bloemfontein, South Africa) - 2011
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