AKL Alice Canton

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Hair
Brown - Dark
Eyes
Brown

Alice Canton
 
TELEVISION

2012 Rounds (pilot), 'Fraggle' (lead)
Gibson Group Ltd, Dir. Jason Stuttor
2009 Science Girl (pilot), 'Dot' (lead)
Apollyon Productions Ltd, Dir. Adrienne K. Georgine
2008 What Now!, 'Cat Lady'
Whitebait TV, Dir. Kerry Du Pont

THEATRE

2015 Orangutan, 'Various'
Basement Theatre
2014 Ache, 'Girl'
Court Theatre, Dir. Daniel Pengelly
2014 White Rabbit Red Rabbit, 'Various' (solo show)
Court Theatre
2013 Scared Scriptless, 'MC / Performer / Musician'
The Court Jesters / The Court Theatre
2013 Snort, 'Various'
The Basement, Dir. Donna Brookbanks
2013 Storybox: An Improvised Adventure, 'Improv Performer'
Playshop Theatre Company, Dir. Daniel Pengelly
2013 My Friend Dot Com, 'Emma / Hannah'
Echelon Productions Ltd, Dir. Simon Goudie
2013 And the Winner Is..., 'Claire'
Echelon Productions Ltd, Dir. Simon Goudie
2013 The Breath of the Volcano, 'Various'
Groupe F, Dir. Christophe Berthonneau
2013 The Arrival, 'Ensemble'
Red Leap Theatre Company Taiwan / Macau tour, Dir. Julie Nolan
2012 A Very Merry Scriptless: Santa's Grotto, 'Improv Performer'
The Court Jesters / The Court Theatre, Dir. Daniel Pengelly
2012 Go Solo, 'Solo Performer'
Toi Whakaari, Dir. Sophie Roberts
2012 Our Country's Good, 'Dabby / Faddy'
Toi Whakaari, Dir. Geoffrey Hyland
2012 History Never Repeats, 'Improv Performer'
The Improvisors, Dir. Nic Gorman
2012 If You Only See One Show in your Life, 'Ensemble'
Toi Whakaari, Dirs. Jo Randerson & Holly Chappell
2011 Moemoea, 'Ensemble'
Toi Whakaari, Dir. Holly Chappell
2011 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 'Marcy Park' (lead)
Toi Whakaari, Dir. Nathaniel Lees
2011 The Roaring Girl, 'Moll Cutpurse' (lead)
Toi Whakaari, Dir. Rachel Henry
2011 Taku Rua, 'Ensemble'
Toi Whakaari, Dirs. Jade Erikson & Heather Timms
2011 Welcome to Thebes, 'Aglaea / Harmonia'
Toi Whakaari, Dir. Annie Ruth
2010 The Merchant of Venice, 'Nerissa'
Toi Whakaari, Dir. D'Arcy Smith
2009 Pinocchio, 'Cricket / Cat / Puppet'
Court Theatre, Dir. Patrick Duffy
2009 Miss Saigon, 'Ensemble'
Showbiz Christchurch, Dir. Stephen Robertson
2009 Starry Nights, 'Miss Saigon Chorus'
ASB Bank / Showbiz Christchurch, Dir. Stephen Robertson
2008 Scriptless UNCUT, 'Host / Improv Performer'
Court Theatre, Dir. Patrick Duffy
2007 A Very Merry Scriptless 2, 'Improv Performer'
The Court Jesters / Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley
2007 Chatterbox, 'Improv Performer'
The Court Jesters / Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley
2006 A Very Merry Scriptless, 'Improv Performer'
The Court Jesters / Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley
2006 The Early Early Late Show, 'Improv Performer'
The Court Jesters / Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley
2006 A Midsummer Night's Dream, 'First Fairy'
Canterbury Young Shakespeare Company, Dirs. Rozena Hallum & Lin Clark

SHORT FILM

2013 TALK, 'Julie'
Dir. Heidi O'Loughlin
2011 Last Days of Marriage, 'Wife' (lead)
NZ Film & TV School, Dir. Gaylene Preston

TRAINING

10-12 Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting)
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
04-12 Improvisation Master Class workshops
with Keith Johnstone, Shaun Kinley, Patti Stiles, Rebecca De Unamuno, & Gary Jacobs
2012 Study Abroad Bali Programme
Bell' Arte International School of Physical Theatre
2012 Meisner Technique 2 day Master Class
with Michael Saccente
2010 Screen workshop
with Aileen O'Sullivan
2010 Casting workshop
with Tina Cleary
05-08 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture)
University of Canterbury />

Biography

Alice is versatile and creative professional with a background in education and community engagement who believes in creating big opportunities for others. A passionate advocate for the arts, she is experienced in reaching out to engage diverse communities through her practice.

Alice works as an educator and facilitator for a variety of organisations, programmes and festivals. Her work covers improvisation, theatre-making, and creativity: a dynamic, energizing and inclusive practice that spans across a wide range of abilities and ages. Alice is able to create bespoke lesson plans to deliver content in an engaging and honest environment. Alice served as the Education Manager at the Court Theatre and was Founding Director of the Court Youth Company from 2013-2015. During this time she directed all of the company’s shows including the critically acclaimed site-specific work DO NOT TOUCH THE EXHIBITION. She continues to practice as an itinerant theatre tutor for a range of arts organisations including Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, The Court Theatre, and Auckland Theatre Company.

Alice is a vibrant performer and available for speaking engagements and as Master of Ceremonies. Recent events include: Project Management Institute of New Zealand Conference (2014); Pecha Kucha Christchurch (2014); NZ Rotary Club Conference (2015); ASEAN Young Business Leaders Summit (2015); Festival for The Future (2012-2015).

Alice provides tailor-made speaker coaching for individuals and groups interested in upskilling in pitching, presenting, and public-speaking. Her unique blend of improvisation and vocal exercises creates an elevated and positive space to learn and practice. Clients have included: Live the Dream (Auckland); UC Innovators’ Summer Programme; Ministry of Awesome; Lightning Lab (Christchurch); TEDx Christchurch.

Alice continues to work in audience development for a range of arts organisations. She is interested in developing new strategies for leadership and governance in the arts, and is currently on the board of Movement Art Practice and Two Productions. She is also a member of the Asia New Zealand Leadership Network, a global professional network of at the forefront of creating strong links between Asia and New Zealand, and has represented the group at events in Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Alice is a vibrant performer and available for speaking engagements and as Master of Ceremonies.

Recent events include:
Project Management Institute of New Zealand Conference (2014); Pecha Kucha Christchurch; NZ Rotary Club Conference (2015); ASEAN Young Business Leaders Summit (2015); Festival for The Future (2012-2015).

Testimonials

Thank you so much for again doing an outstanding job with our young people. I have had fantastic feedback from staff and the kids. Once again a huge thank you I know our kids are challenging but they all loved the program and it’s fantastic to have someone with so much energy out with our kids!
Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo, Child Youth and Family
Thanks again Alice for running such a fantastic week for us in. The kids who got to attend the workshops – all feel privileged, very lucky and are buzzing for the experience. And what a tremendous show last night! It’s quite impressive how you can orchestrate such an event – I know it lies heavily on your shoulders and you MCed it in fine form making it such a highlight for the children and parents! Certainly was a full house! and possibly an indication of how the community has embraced your work this week.
Kay Paterson, Geraldine Academy of Performance & Arts

Skills

  • Actor
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Comedian
  • Entertainer
  • Improvisor
  • Key Note Speaker
  • Live Performance Host
  • MC
  • Panelist
  • Radio Host
  • Singer
  • Writer

Skills

  • Aerobics
  • Artist
  • Badminton
  • Choreographer
  • Comedian (Stand-Up)
  • Composer
  • Cricket
  • Ballet Dancer
  • Contemporary Dancer
  • Hip Hop Dancer
  • Jazz Dancing
  • Line Dancing
  • Salsa Dancer
  • Director
  • Learners Licence
  • MC
  • Mime
  • Clarinet
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Xylophone
  • Physical Theatre
  • Presenter
  • Puppeteer
  • Roller Blading
  • Sculptor
  • Singer
  • Alto
  • Squash
  • Stage Combat Training
  • Theatre Sports
  • Writer
  • Yoga

Notes:

​Other skills include reading sheet music & sight reading, barista, & musical director