THE HOUSE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE 2021

 

TAMARA LEE BAILEY

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Tamara Lee Bailey is a Filipino Australian multi-disciplinary actor and artist. 

Tamara graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from VCA in 2019, where she did full time actor training for three years. 

In her training she performed in leading roles, including Desdemona in 'Othello' (dir. Budi Miller), Canary Mary in 'F***ing A' (dir. Candy Bowers), Varya in 'The Cherry Orchard' (dir. Helen Trenos) and Cindy in 'Fefu and Her Friends' (dir. Sapidah Kian). 

In November 2020, Tamara co-created and performed in a digital play 'Closer' for HappyMango Productions. She was thrilled to have raised significant contributions to 'Pay the Rent' initiative for Aboriginal people. 

 

LaurA MCINNES

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Laura is an actor, writer and singer, graduating from Actors Centre Australia in 2020. Some of Laura’s credits while studying include Medea, Twelfth Night, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Love for Love and Spring Awakening. Previous credits include DNA with the Public Schools State Drama Company, Bassett (ATYP/ Bittersweet Productions), The Second and Third Age Project (Sport For Jove), Much Ado About Nothing (SUDS) and The Sydney University Womn’s Revue (Sydney Comedy Festival). In 2021 Laura has also been accepted into the WestWords Academy for emerging writers and multi-disciplinary artists.

 

bedelia LOWRENCEV

Bedelia is a groovy, disabled performer, dancer, and theatre maker from Western Sydney. Currently, she is Artist in Residence at PYT Fairfield, and being mentored by adventurous creator, Felicity Nicol. She is in the second development of her work, Collision- a multidisciplinary theatre work about the intersection of the Queer and Disabled experience explored through the experimental physical discipline of AusLan Choreography. Since wrapping up her mentorship with Anthea Williams, Bedelia has most recently worked with choreographer, Riana Head-Toussaint for 'In Situ' for Sydney Festival, and the social media frenzy, 'All That I am Right Now' with FORM Dance Projects.

 

JAYDEN SELVAKUMARASWAMY

Jayden is an Ensemble leader and artist of The House That Dan Built. She has trained as a classical ballet dancer for ten years, and also has been vocally trained since she was eight. She was a vocalist in Sydney Chamber Opera’s world premier of The Howling Girls in 2018 & 2019 for Tokyo Festival. She performed in the chorus of Angelica Mesiti’s work ASSEMBLY for the Venice Biennale 2019. Jayden has been a core ensemble member of The House since 2014 and continues to explore the female voice and its development over time through music.

 

GRACE CAMPBELL

Grace is an actor and singer from Sydney, whose training includes her involvement with ATYP ensembles since the age of 10 (2013-2018), classical vocal training since the age of 12 (2014-onward) and Suzuki Method of Actor Training under Shy Magsalin (2017-onwards). 

Grace’s credits include The Howling Girls (Sydney Chamber Opera, dir. Adena Jacobs) both in the original 2018 season and the 2019 Tokyo Festival World Competition, Angelica Mesiti’s ASSEMBLY, (2019, Venice Biennale d’Art), and The Trolleys (2015, ATYP). 

Grace has been a core member of The House that Dan Built ensemble for 5 years and was a creator and performer within Tender Young Creatures (2016, 2017, 2018), Salt (in development across three years), and Echo (2020). She has also participated within the Akin program and Toy Choir (since 2016) and is thrilled to undertake a fellowship position within the House in 2021.

 

ESME POWER

Esme Power has always loved performing. She joined Sydney Children’s Choir when she was 7, and has now reached the top level, Senior Choir. With the choir, she has performed at the Opera House, the Conservatorium of Music and the City Recital Hall. In 2019, Esme was a part of the Children’s Chorus in Opera Australia’s production of Turandot, and in both 2018 and 2020 she participated in the Sport for Jove Second Age project. Esme is new to the ensemble but hopes to be a part of it for as long as she can.

 

SCARLETT GIBSON-WILLIAMS

Scarlett Gibson-Williams is young aspiring singer, songwriter, and performer. From a young age Scarlett heavily involved herself in performing arts, taking part in everything from ATYP classes and workshops, learning theatre skills with Natalie Richards, and taking vocal and violin lessons. At the end of 2020, Scarlett became part of the performance ensemble at The House that Dan Built. Since joining the ensemble she has wanted to fully immerse herself in the ensemble, and jumps at any opportunity to work with other artists and put some of her own work out there. 

 

SYLVIE MAREE

Sylvie is a vocalist, song writer and multi instrumentalist based in Sydney, Australia. She is now into her third year with The House that Dan Built, having performed with the Toy Choir and Tender Young Creatures. Sylvie is a creative artist and performer who has enjoyed her involvement with ATYP, NIDA, The NSW Arts Unit Drama Ensemble, and her role as Principal Cellist with Petersham Public School Strings. Sylvie is the youngest member of The House Performance Ensemble and is excited to be working with this diverse and talented group of female artists.

 

KITTU HOYNE

Kittu Hoyne is a singer and performer based in Sydney, trained in classical voice, with a background in contemporary and classical dance and the Suzuki actor training. She performed with Opera Australia as the second spirit in Opera Australia’s The Magic Flute originally directed by Julie Taymor with a full season at the Sydney Opera House. She has performed in Sydney Chamber Opera’s world premiere opera The Howling Girls, directed by Adena Jacobs and composed by Damien Ricketson wth a season at Carriageworks in 2018 and Tokyo Festival in 2019. As a member of the all female ensemble The House that Dan Built, directed by Danielle O’Keefe, Kittu with ensemble members devised and performed the show Tender Young Creatures and SALT with seasons at Carriageworks and Bondi Pavilion. Kittu is one of the selected performers who will be singing and performing in the video artwork ASSEMBLY representing Australia at the 2019 Venice Biennale, directed by Angelica Mesiti.

 

DEBORAh kam

Deborah Kam is a singer and performer from Sydney. Her passion for singing grew from singing in the shower as a child. Since, they have been a participant in school choir for three years, and performed at In Concert in 2018 and 2019. Since joining The House, Deborah has been trained in Suzuki. 

 

MICKY LAURENCE

Micky is a Sydney born musician and performer. After developing an interest in the effects of sound in her second year of studying, she pivoted her degree towards Sonic Arts and is now writing her Honours Thesis for her Bachelor of Music/Arts degree. She has been performing for many years primarily in ensembles playing Saxophone, including the Sydney Youth Orchestra. After not being involved in performances for a few years, Micky was excited to be able to audition for and now be involved in The House That Dan Built and work with such wonderful and talented young women.

 

AMÉLIE JAMES-POWER

Amélie is a student at Newtown High school of Performing Arts. She is in the School Drama Company and is studying Accelerated Drama and Entertainment Industry as part of her HSC. Her performance history really began when she was just nine, and was cast as swing for three orphan roles in a UK touring production of Annie. She went on to win the New Zealand Aria singing competition for her age group, two years running, and performed in the children’s choir for Opera Australia’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Amélie has also been a part of ATYP productions including: Wonderfly (2017), Bathory Begins (2019) and is currently working on Lights In The Park (2021). She is also currently singing and performing in Salt, directed by Danielle O’Keefe with The House that Dan Built, which she has been a part of since 2018.

 

TALLULAH simpson

Tallulah has loved performing arts since a young age, first with piano and theory lessons at AMS from age 7 and completing AMEB Theory and Piano exams (grade 5) and performing with The House’s ‘Toy Choir', as well as AMEB Music Theatre exams completing grade 3 with high distinction in 2017. She has also completed grade 7 trinity drama exam, including her drama classes’ ‘Plays in Production’ exam Concord Floral, in the role of ‘Rosa’ in 2018. Outside of School, Tallulah has also performed in a professional production with Pinchgut Opera in Handel’s Athalia at City Recital Hall in June 2018.

 

RUBY MCVICAR

Ruby McVicar is an emerging visual artist specialising in oil paint, digital and sculptural works. She is currently studying a double degree in Fine Arts/Arts at UNSW, specialising in painting & linguistics. She has been involved with The House since 2019 contributing paintings for auction and visual imagery for early productions of Salt, and for the 2021 production she is working as costume designer/seamstress under the mentorship of Tobhiyah Feller, lecturer at NIDA.

 

AUDREY ORMELLA

Audrey Ormella is a young, emerging composer based in Sydney, whose musical ideas derive from strong visual concepts. In 2018-2019, she was involved in SALT, an immersive installation from Danielle O'Keefe in collaboration with a cross-age-ensemble of female artists. In 2019, Audrey was a finalist in the Artology Fanfare Competition, where her piece was recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra. In early 2020, she was one of 6 composers invited to work under Paul Stanhope and Gordon Hamilton at the Gondwana Festival of Summer Voices, and during the COVID-19 pandemic Audrey was the youngest composer commissioned by Gordon Hamilton and the Australian Voices for their newest project 'Far and Near.'