ALYSSA WILKINS

ALYSSA WILKINS
Alyssa is a graduate of the Diploma of Music Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). From an early age she developed her skills with a number of studios and has appeared in both television and stage. She has been involved in numerous productions, with her first being almost 13 years ago. Highlights include The Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy in The Wiz, and most recently Amber in Packemin Prods Hairspray, to name a few.
Over the years she has honed her skills at Stagecraft Studios and Glenda Benton, whilst completing her singing tuition under Margi DeFerranti, Avigail Herman and most recently Patricia Oertel. She has also completed voice training in accents with Natasha McNamara.
Alyssa is a very versatile performer and over the years her career has taken her to many places, providing her with multiple opportunities including; assistant puppeteer on ABC’s Giggle and Hoot, an extra on Home and Away, a soloist with the WYD choir as the support act for The Idea Of North and Damien Leith, the carols coordinator for the Nuance Performance Group, and the lead singer in corporate covers bands Kidnapped by Martians and corporate rock group Groovology. 
In 2012 she fulfilled her dream of travelling to New York, where she was inspired but too many broadway shows to mention, studied tap, took masterclasses with the likes of Michael Lavine and Nomi Titchman, as well as having the honour of working privately with one of her favourite musical theatre song-writing duo’s, Carner and Gregor.
She is a corporate singer and regular cabaret performer for NSW clubs, performing her solo show ‘There’s a Lady On Stage’, as well as regularly playing Frida in MamaMia – A Tribute To ABBA plus performing as Shania Twain, Tina Turner and Joan Jett with their other show Retrospecks, just to name a few2014 will see her gracing the Riverside stage again performing in Packemin’s latest production Beauty and the Beast, as well as having the privilege of performing one of her dream roles, Janet Van DeGraff in the Drowsy Chaperone with HMTC.

 

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