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Theresa M

Auckland, New Zealand

Actor, Model, Musician, Dancer

www.ritzevententertainment.co.nz

I am a creative, dedicated and hard working person who loves what I do. I put 110% into every project I am a part of, work hard and am easy to get along with. I have a degree in dance and am a trained Grade 8 level vocalist with lots of experience with harmonies, have choreographed internationally, play guitar and piano, modelled for photoshoots, catwalk shows and more, and have also attended drama school. Look forward to working with you!

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Physical Details

Height:
175 cm / 5ft 9in
Shoe size:
7.0 UK / 8.5 US / 40.5 Euro
Weight:
59 kg / 129 lbs
Hair colour:
Auburn
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair type:
Wavy
Skin colour:
White
Dress Size:
6 - 8
Eye colour:
Blue

Experience

2011
  • Don Bosco Technical Institute : Director/Choreographer, Henderson, Solomon Islands
  • Auckland West Dance Academy : Summer Workshop Contemporary Tutor, Auckland, NZ
2010
  • Unitec : Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts, Auckland, NZ
  • Christmas Play : Choreographer, Director, Co-ordinator, Music Composer, Dancer/Singer/Actress (performer), Auckland, NZ
2009
  • Christmas Play : Choreographer, Director, Co-ordinator, Music Composer, Dancer/Singer/Actress (performer), Auckland, NZ
2008
  • Christmas Play : Choreographer, Director, Co-ordinator, Music Composer, Dancer/Singer/Actress (performer), Auckland, NZ
2007
  • Christmas Play : Choreographer, Director, Co-ordinator, Music Composer, Dancer/Singer/Actress (performer), Auckland, NZ
  • Carmel College : Grade 8 Classical Singing, Auckland, NZ
  • East Auckland Performing Arts : Intermediate Modern Jazz Syllabus, Auckland, NZ
  • Performance.net : Adults acting, Auckland, NZ
  • East Auckland Performing Arts : Intermediate Ballet Syllabus, Auckland, NZ
2006
  • Christmas Play : Choreographer, Director, Co-ordinator, Music Composer, Dancer/Singer/Actress (performer), Auckland, NZ
  • Rosmini College : Choreographer for musical "Jesus Christ Superstar", Auckland, NZ

Acting

Acting experience:
  Previous unpaid speaking roles
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
Accents spoken
  • New Zealand
  • UK English
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (majoring in contemporary dance)
- 2006 - 48 hour film festival, lead roles in "Rockstar" and "Mirror Dancing"
- 2009 Videodance "Firestarter" - made at Unitec by now highly sought after (internationally and locally) professionals in the film industry
- 2008 Videodance "Rugby Dance Moves" - made at Unitec
- 5 years acting and musical theatre training in after school classes
- lead roles in musicals and drama productions (in and out of school) - notably, Maria in the Sound of Music (2005), Simone in Inside Outside (drama production).
- 2011 - Specifically requested to choreograph/direct a school musical at the Don Bosco Institute in the Solomon Islands.
- 2011 - Promo, OneCover Insurance - OneCover Army
- 2011 - Videodance, 7 Deadly Sins (Pistola Films)
- 2012 - featured extra in "What's Really in Our Food" season 4
- 2012 - extra in TVC
- 2012 - extra in Gabrielle Thomas's music video

- 2013 - lead in Sons of Play music video "The Ship"
- 2013 - Themed waitress at Rocky Horror Picture Show themed ball
- 2013 - Promo at event "Wintersplash"
- 2013 - Promo at "Oktoberfest" function
- 2013 - Themed waitress at birthday function
- 2013 - Themed waitress at Las Vegas function

- 2014 - Promo at the West Indies Cricket Tour

Some feedback:

"Rebecca and I attended the opening performance of 'The Sound of Music' last month and I thought I'd drop you a note to say how much we enjoyed it and your part in it as well. What a future you have ahead of you. Your performance was very impressive"

"I just wanted to let you know how amazing you were in 'The Sound of Music'. You absolutely blew me away"

Modeling

Modeling experience:
  Part-time model - paid commercial work
- Completed a basic modelling course focusing on catwalk, television and presentation work
- 2008, 2009 - Video dance projects through Unitec New Zealand - Firestarter, Rugby Dance Moves
- 2010 Requested for a well known and respected hair stylist Henry Hernandes to be his model for new products
- 2011 - Fashion photoshoot (rockstar grunge theme), Michelle Robinson
- 2011 - glamour photo shoot, Andrew Bignall (international photographer)
- 2011 - City in ball dress photo shoot, Stephen Morris from Pistola Films
- 2010 - John Murphy portfolio photoshoot
- 2011 - "Coffee or Climate Change" (photo advert), Mark
- 2011 - Hair Model for professional salon "Dharma"
- 2011 - Model for Photography Diploma student's graduation piece (femme fatale theme)
- 2011 - Model for Jessica Gernat, Unitec student's 'Thriller' photoshoot and creative photoshoots
- 2011 Model for costume company "Wannabes", photography by Graham Meadows
- 2011 Won a competition for a professional photoshoot by Talent Scouts NZ
- 2011 - Catwalk model for Supreme Award winner of Southseas Wearable Arts show (highly praised for my performance)
- 2011 - Graham Meadows experimental photoshoot
- 2011 - NZ Fashion Tech fashion catwalk model
- 2011 - Brian Livingstone video experiment
- 2011 - Brian Livingstone dance photoshoot
- 2011 - Brian Livingstone photoshoot - film noir/femme fatale theme
- 2011 - Graham Meadows glamour photoshoot
- 2011 - Salma Alsaif experimental photoshoot for Saudi Arabian newspaper

- 2012 - Model for Graham Meadows photography workshop
- 2012 - VC Photography glamour photoshoot
- 2012 - Brian Livingstone - "Dancing in the moonlight" photoshoot
- 2012 - Brian Livingstone - motion photoshoot
- 2012 - Eyesview World - beach dance photoshoot
- 2012 - Shutterbug Photographers - beach dance photoshoot
- 2012 - "Phobia" photoshoot with Ravin Senanayake
- 2012 - Hair model for Servilles "look and learn" workshop
- 2012 - Summer photoshoot with Unitec students
- 2012 - Photoshoot with Andrew Bignall
- 2012 - Dance photoshoot with Jeff Norman
- 2012 - Commercial photoshoot with "stolkphotography"
- 2012 - Catwalk model for Servilles Grad show
- 2012 - Creative photoshoot with freelance photographer
- 2012 - "NXT Winter Fashion Show" catwalk model
- 2012 - Catwalk model for hair salon "Live and Let Dye" fundraiser show
- 2012 - Promo for ANZ International conference
- 2012 - Creative photoshoot with Maryann Green "Dancing with Flour"
- 2012 - Dance photoshoot with Nina Gastreich
- 2012 - Bridal makeup shoot for "Depths of Beauty" makeup
- 2012 - Catwalk model for South Seas "Wild@Art"
- 2012 - Underwater photoshoot with Nina Gastreich
- 2012 - Photoshoot for "Fushia" clothing, photographer Nina Gastreich
- 2012 - Hair model for international salon show for "Rokk Ebony"

2013 - Beach photoshoot (Jeff Norman)
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Some feedback:

"Theresa was a real pleasure to work with. She approached the shoot in a professional manner, was relaxed on set, and modelled beautifully with a minimum of direction. I will certainly work with her again."

"Fantastic work ethic: turned up early, was professional throughout and seemed to enjoy herself. Will definitely hire again for this kind of activity and dance work."

"Theresa was a wonderful and easygoing model to work with, she is full of talent and creativity and has a confidence that would help anyone wishing to collaborate!...She is punctual and is happy to help with ideas and was amazing...Highly recommended and would be an asset to any creative industry."

"Theresa was fabulous to work with ; patient and professional. She carries herself very well ( as a good dancer would) and photographed really well. We' love to work with her again"

"Wonderful to work with. Very reliable. Excellent acting skills. Highly recommended. Thank you"

"We thank you for being such a wonderful and reliable model"

"Theresa you were so easy to work with"

Music

At Last

Cover of Etta James' "At Last". Keyboard by Eli Moore

Guitar ability:
  Intermediate
Vocal range:
  Soprano
Keyboard ability:
  Beginner
Composer ability:
  Intermediate
Vocal ability:
  Classically trained
Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Classical
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country
Influences: The KooksJohn MayerKt Tunstall[shift]

- Training at Grade 8 level classical singing
- Intermediate level guitar and basic piano
- Nationally placed in "Young Women in Harmony" barbershop singing competition both in quartet (2007) and chorus (2003 - 2007 each year inclusive)
- 2005 - sang "Ave Maria" at a wedding
- 2005 - 2011 Part of band "One Voice" - a band, consisting of highly trained and professional musicians, who play covers music and gig regularly
- 2011 - Played guitar and sang at a film rescreening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" singing Moon River and other similar songs.
2011 - Specifically requested to choreograph/direct a school musical at the Don Bosco Institute in the Solomon Islands.
2011 - Back up vocals for acid blues band "Wiseman's Circus"
2012 - Played guitar and sang at photo exhibitions for photographer Brian Livingstone
2012 - started regularly performing at the "Cutting Teeth Jam Night" at Binbin Deluxe
2012 - played acoustic 60s music at an event for "Flexivents"
2012 - entertainment (playing guitar and singing) at West Harbour Wines and Spirits "Beer Day"
2012 - sang as part of a trio and quartet (3 part harmony) on Starship Hospital's "Radio Lollipop"

2013 - Performed a song at The Trust's Excellence Awards
2013 to 2014 - Live music at Miss Q's "Lazy Sundays" event (every 2nd Sunday)

Some feedback:

"You were completely brilliant. You're beautiful, which is a bonus, your voice is gorgeous, you slayed those songs, just so lovely, and your costuming was so perfect. Thank you so, so much for coming along, and I'll track you down if I think of another opportunity. And I hope you get to be a recording artist and make some money off your great talents!"

"Hey you were great tonight! What a silky voice :) loved it!"

"Awesome work tonight for sure!"

"Thanks for coming. You were super and I'll recommend you anytime"

"Than you for helping to make David's and my wedding day so special. Your singing 'Ave Maria' was breath-taking and will remain always a very treasured memory. Thank you so much"

"Your singing was absolutely amazing and unmatched, and your willingness to help was inspirational. Renewal could not have been possible without your stunning talents, or your awe-inspiring personality"

"Thanks for coming. You were super and I'll recommend you anytime"

"Was thoroughly impressed with Theresa. Would not hesitate to use her again... She even went the extra mile... If anyone needs a musician, Theresa is your lady to call!!!!"

Dancing

Dancing ability:
  Expert
Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz
  • Tap
2008 -2010 - Bachelor's degree in Performing and Screen Arts, majoring in Contemporary Dance - involving full time training in dance, choreography, performance art and screen arts
1992 to present - Ballet training (ISTD and RAD syllabus, Intermediate ISTD level reached), 3 years full time
1998 to present - Modern jazz training
2006 to present - Contemporary training, 3 years full time
2006 to present - Hip hop training
2011 to present - Ballet and Contemporary tutor at Auckland University recreation centre
2007 to present - Hip hop, ballet, singing, musical theatre and contemporary tutor at Birkenhead Performing Arts.
2010 - Dancer for Michael Parmenter piece "Colony" in 'A Life Between Us'
2010 - Dancer for Chris Jannides in 'A Life Between Us'
2011 - part of a 5 piece auditioned jazz dance troupe who performed at corporate events around Auckland
2011 - Specifically requested to choreograph/direct a school musical at the Don Bosco Institute in the Solomon Islands.
2011 - TVC for Arts Channel
2011 - Choreography for animated film "Boris and Bella"
2011 - Videodance, 7 Deadly Sins (Pistola Films)

2012 - Large scale Christmas fundraiser - featured dancer and head choreographer
2012 - Brian Livingstone "Dancing in the moonlight" photoshoot
- 2012 - Brian Livingstone - dance/motion photoshoot
- 2012 - Eyesview World - beach dance photoshoot
- 2012 - Shutterbug Photographers - beach dance photoshoot
- 2012 - Dancer for Alex Bright - "In the Summertime" performance
- 2012 - Performed at Campbells Bay school's fundraiser
- 2012 - Choreographer for string and accordian trio
- 2012 - Dance photoshoot with Jeff Norman
- 2012 - Dancer for Zenith "paper anniversary" corporate event
- 2012 - Choreography for string and accordion group "TNT"
- 2012 - Dancer in duet and solo in "21 Steps to Singapore"
- 2012 - Creative dance photoshoot with Maryann Green "Dancing with Flour"
- 2012 - Dance photoshoot with Nina Gastreich
- 2012 - Joined "Ritz Event Entertainment"
- 2012 - Became choreographer for dancers for Bollywood band "Nasha"
- 2012 - Choreographed and performed a piece for the Auckland Dwali Festival with band "Nasha" (approx 50,000 people in the audience for our performance)
- 2012 - Dancing elf en pointe at Silverdale shopping centre

- 2013 - Dancer at a wedding
- 2013 - Choreographed and performed in Greyview Productions music video for "I Don't Do Coconut"
- 2013 - Choreographed and performed a flashmob promoting Greyview Productions "I Don't Do Coconut" show
- 2013 - Performance with "Nasha" - Bollywood band, choreographing and dancing in 6 numbers
- 2013 - Choreographed and performed at the Waitakere Trust Excellence Awards
- 2013 - Choreographed and performed 4 numbers at Rotary Annual Fundraiser event with "Nasha" the band
- 2013 - Choreographed and performed a dance en pointe at the Parnell Festival of Roses
- 2013 - Choreographed and performed at Baycorp Christmas party
- 2013 - Choreographed and performed at Las Vegas themed large function
- 2013 - Performed as a freelance dancer at Highlife NYE event

I have been trained in contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop and have done basic tap and ballroom so have a broad range of styles I can perform. I teach private and group classes on a regular basis, and am currently working towards my diploma in teaching ISTD syllabus.

I have choreographed internationally and for large and small scale events, and have been highly praised for my work. My degree included extensive training in this.

Some feedback:

"Hi Theresa, was looking at the footage and man they are epic, amazing work, thanks once again"

"Thank you very much for the wonderful teaching you gave our students at our summer workshop. The students learned many new skills and most importantly they loved taking part in your class"

"They all said what an amazing job you did and how nice you are"

"I LOVE our contemporary dance! I've just been practicing haha, yay!"

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