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Cassie Colless

General Details

Victorian College of the Arts, Musical Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA)

Cassie is an Australian performer, specialising in Music Theatre. Born and bred in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Cassie discovered her love of theatre through her high school’s theatre productions. After gracing the stage for two small scenes as Young Cosette in ‘Le Miserables’, she was hooked!

Throughout high school Cassie’s roles in Amaetuer productions included: Maria (West Side Story), The Bakers Wife (Into the Woods), Louisa (The Sound of Music), Alice (Bye Bye Birdie) etc.

After graduating, Cassie was accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts to study Music Theatre and moved down to start her professional training. Whilst living in Melbourne Cassie studied with many industry proffessionals including: Curtis Bayliss, Margot Fenley, Trevor Jones, Nataylia Bobenko, Rhonda Burchmore, etc.

After finishing at VCA, Cassie moved back to Sydney to continue her training and performing. Performing in a couple more roles: Sandy (Grease) and Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors). Cassie was also lucky enough to be awarded Mc Donalds Sydney Eistedfodds ‘Singer of the Year’ in 2013.

Since 2014 Cassie has been gigging regularly with her duo act ‘Black Velvet’, playing at pups, clubs, parties and corporate events.

In 2015 Cassie was accepted into the prestigious Musical Theatre course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. Whilst studying there full time, she was lucky enough to work with amazing tutors such as: Philip Quast, Tyran Parke, Jennifer Hagan (Acting), Robert Berthram (Vocal performance and technique), Jennifer White (Accents), etc.

Cassie has been teaching for over 5 years both at schools and at her home studio. Cassie’s students have been involved in School Spectacular, The Talent Development Project, AMEB Exams, and various Musical Theatre productions.

These details were last updated on December 3, 2016

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