Janine McGrath

Hello!
I'm Janine McGrath from Melbourne, Australia.
I'd be delighted to help you learn lines, rehearse, and self-tape.
I understand how important it is to feel fully prepared in a role, so I encourage you to take all the time you need.

After graduating as a Primary School Teacher, I amalgamated School Teaching at public schools with Dance Teaching at private studios. Dance won in the end, and I had a 40+ year career as a Dance Teacher/Studio Principal/Choreographer/President of a Dance Society & Adjudicator.

When I retired from teaching I couldn't let go of the Performing Arts and I've been bitten & smitten by the acting bug.
In 2020, during lockdown, I completed 16 weeks of online training with Howard Fine Studios, which included a 6 week Shakespeare intensive and the HF 4 week advanced course.

I want to delve into all kinds of scenes & genres, and I'll be directed by you.
Although I'm happy to read for free, tips & reviews would be welcome while I get the ball rolling.
Cheers!

ACTING TRAINING
Howard Fine Acting Studio, Advanced Online Acting Course; Howard Fine, Phil Hayden, Sass Pinci - Nov-Dec 2020
Playing the Bard; Shakespeare in Performance, Howard Fine Studios; Sally McLean – July & August 2020
Howard Fine Acting Studio, 6 Week Essentials; Howard Fine, Phil Hayden, Sass Pinci– June & July 2020
Howard Fine Acting Studio, Audition Technique: Howard Fine - May 2020
Screen Acting Essentials – NIDA, January 2020
This Is Not A Drill – General American Accent with Linda Nicholls-Gidley & Simon Masterton, 2019
StageMilk Challenges
The Audition Technique Challenges

LANGUAGES & ACCENTS
English - Natural Australian Accent
English - General American Accent (still working on it)
English - French Accent
French Language - Intermediate Level, Alliance Française

GENERAL EDUCATION
Graduate Diploma of Education; Visual and Performing Arts, RMIT
Advanced Diploma of Dance Teaching, The Australian Ballet School
Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Majors in English Literature & Education; Coburg Teachers’ College
French Language Skills, Alliance Francaise

FILM, TV, MEDIA
2021 - Memorials by Lourdes Zamanillo. Role: Idylla (lead) for Cracked Actors Theatre Summer readings 2021. Nominated for best actress in the season.
2021 - Music Video, The Hospital. Role: Featured Dancer. Directed by Alex Galloway.
2020 - Melbourne University Training Video. Role: Anne - Corporate Executive (costar). Directed by Phil Shaw, Learning Environments.
2020 - Parrhesia: A Series of Conversations. Role: Salena (costar). Directed by Sean Hennessey.
2020 - Kitchen Collective website & online promotion. Role: Featured. Directed by Joanna Allan, Glue Content.
2020 ‘Hamlet’ Livestream Reading. Roles: Player Queen & Ghost. Produced & Directed by Samuel Bailey, Sound & Light Solutions.
2020 Dance TV Awards. Role: Panelist and Adjudicator. Directed by Glenn Brittain.
2020 Bloom Series 2 – Stan Series. Hand Double for Anne Charleston. Written by Glen Dolman.
2019 The Detectives – Pilot. Role: Merna (costar). Directed by Roxanne Moussallem.
2019 What’s Left - Web Series. Role: Dr Newall (costar). Directed by Casey Long.
2019 Music Video, Music Hypnotize Me. Featured Dancer. Directed by Dia Taylor - Danza ft Randy Norton.

ACTING TRAINING
Howard Fine Acting Studio, Advanced Online Acting Course; Howard Fine, Phil Hayden, Sass Pinci - Nov-Dec 2020
Playing the Bard; Shakespeare in Performance, Howard Fine Studios; Sally McLean – July & August 2020
Howard Fine Acting Studio, 6 Week Essentials; Howard Fine, Phil Hayden, Sass Pinci– June & July 2020
Howard Fine Acting Studio, Audition Technique: Howard Fine - May 2020
Screen Acting Essentials – NIDA, January 2020
This Is Not A Drill – General American Accent with Linda Nicholls-Gidley & Simon Masterton - 2019

LANGUAGES & ACCENTS
English - Natural Australian Accent
English - General American Accent (still working on it)
English - French Accent
French - Intermediate Level - Alliance Française

GENERAL EDUCATION
Graduate Diploma of Education; Visual and Performing Arts, RMIT
Advanced Diploma of Dance Teaching, The Australian Ballet School
Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Majors in English Literature & Education; Coburg Teachers’ College
Austswim Certificate
Xerobics Certificate
First Aid & Resuscitation Courses – various

CHOREOGRAPHY
2018, 2019 Assistant Choreographer - Madiba The Musical National & NZ Tour. Starring Tim ‘Timomatic’ Omaji, Blake Erikson, Perci Moeketsi, Ruva Ngwenya & Barry Conrad. The Prestige Presents.
2018, 2019 Local Choreographer - Fast Love - A Tribute to George Michael National & NZ Tour. The Prestige Presents.
1987 - 2010 Choreographer - Southern Federation of Dance
2001, 2002 Sessional Lecturer in Dance & Drama - Victoria University.
2005 Choreographer - Cavalcade - Reins of Fire Arena Spectacular National Tour. Definitive Events.
1998 Dance Consultant for auditions - Riverdance National & NZ Tour. Van Egmond Group.
1978, 1979 Featured Dancer - Mobile Disco, touring Victoria & NSW with Vernon Wells

OTHER SKILLS & INTERESTS
Grandkids
I love reading myths & legends and I’m a huge fan of fantasy novels.
English & French Literature
Travelling
Drawing & Painting
Costume Design
Sewing
Cooking
Music Editing (basic)
Pilates
Zumba
Gym
Swimming

Kristy Howell Howell Management kristy@howellmgmt.com.au 0416 143 621


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Credits Include

Year
Credit
2021 [added]
Method
Short Film Lead Casting Panellist
2021 [added]
Memorials by Lourdes Zamanillo
Cracked Actors Co-star - Idylla
2021 [added]
The Hospital
Music Video Featured Dancer
2020 [added]
Melbourne University Training Video
Anne - Corporate Executive
2020 [added]
Music Hypnotize Me
Music Video Featured Dancer
2020 [added]
Dance TV Awards
Community Tele Judge & Panellist
2020 [added]
Hamlet
Online Reading The Ghost, Player Queen
2020 [added]
The Kitchen Collective
Online Commerc Featured Customer
2020 [added]
Parrhesia: A Series of Conversations
Short Film Salena Lettera
2019 [added]
The Detectives - Pilot
Student Film Merna Crenshaw
2019 [added]
What's Left
Web Series Dr Newall