Nicole Whippy: Tutor for Stage and Screen Acting

Nicole has been working as an Actor for over 20 years and has recently branched out into Directing for Film and Television.

Acting highlights include working on the BBC Christmas Special: Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, Kasey on Outrageous Fortune and as Michelle on Nothing Trivial which saw her nominated as a TV Guide Best Actress for 2 years in a row. She is a Writer/Director on Vai the latest feature film from the Producers of Waru and is currently directing on The Feijoa Club a new tween series for TVNZs Heihei platform.

Other work with children include one on one audition technique training for NZ's top acting agency, Johnson & Laird Management and being a Duffy Books in Schools Ambassador.


Marianne Infante: Acting Tutor for Stage, Theatre practitioner

Marianne Infante is a multifaceted Filipino actor and dancer. In 2016 she graduated from Unitec with a Bachelor majoring in Screen and Theatre Acting in 2016, Marianne has also immersed herself in the Arts as a writer, freelancing stage manager and producer.

Marianne’s most recent performances are Aroha Mai (2018) by The Oddballs, Ruminations (2017) by Simple Truth Theatre, Emotional Creature (2017) by The Others’ Club and As You Like It (2017) by Auckland Summer Shakespeare.

 A joyful Acting Tutor at Pt Chev Drama Club; Marianne is also a proud member and producer of PAT- Proudly Asian Theatre. She is currently writing and developing her first full-length play Pinay, New Zealand’s first Filipino-Kiwi bilingual play.  


FORREST DENIZE: Acting for Stage Tutor

Forrest is a Unitec-trained acting graduate who has come to specialise in interactive theatre for children and young adults.She co-directed Have a Very Pt Chevy Christmas for Pt Chev Drama Club in 2017. After producing and directing the NZ premiere of Emotional Creature: the secret life of girls around the world by Eve Ensler in 2017, Forrest travelled for a year with Duffy and the Cloakbay Bully, a theatre show for children in low-decile Primary Schools around the country. Forrest has started 2019 singing and dancing around Kelly Tarltons as Mermaid Ethel, and is looking forward to teaching acting techniques for teens this year with PCDC.

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Acacia O’Connor: Acting For Stage Tutor, Singing Tutor

Acacia O’Connor is a recent graduate from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.

Her parents were touring folk musicians so she grew up all over the place and was singing before she could talk. For her music isn’t about talent. Everyone has a voice and it’s important to find it. Music is the best way to bring people together and make them feel. A very useful tool for acting too!

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