Merlia de Ridder

  • Actor
  • Age Range: 18-20s
  • Height: 5' 3"/162cm
  • Location: Auckland
  • Ethnicity: European - Dutch, NZ European
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Theatre
Training
Skills
Characteristics

Theatre

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2023
Production (Role) Into the Woods (The Piano) (Rapunzel/Florinda)
Production Company / Director Ovation Musical Theatre Company / Dir: Ravil Atlas
Year
2022
Production (Role) Grease (Ensemble/Understudy Marty)
Production Company / Director NASDA / Dir: Daniel Pengelly
Year
2022
Production (Role) Riverside Drive (Ditty Chibnall)
Production Company / Director NASDA / Dir: Sara Brodie
Year
2022
Production (Role) Lady Jones (Lady Jones)
Production Company / Director NASDA
Year
2021
Production (Role) The Skin of Our Teeth (Lily Sabina)
Production Company / Director Little Andromeda Theatre / Dir: Tom Eason
Year
2019
Production (Role) The Vagina Monologues (Performer)
Production Company / Director Forum North / Dir: Becky Aud Jennison
Year
2019
Production (Role) Romeo and Juliet (Juliet)
Production Company / Director Northland Youth Theatre
Year
Production (Role) I Can Not Give Hugs (Cassidy )
Production Company / Director Little Andromda Theatre
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2023
Production (Role) Into the Woods (The Piano) (Rapunzel/Florinda)
Production Company / Director Ovation Musical Theatre Company / Dir: Ravil Atlas
Year
2022
Production (Role) Grease (Ensemble/Understudy Marty)
Production Company / Director NASDA / Dir: Daniel Pengelly
Year
2022
Production (Role) Riverside Drive (Ditty Chibnall)
Production Company / Director NASDA / Dir: Sara Brodie
Year
2022
Production (Role) Lady Jones (Lady Jones)
Production Company / Director NASDA
Year
2021
Production (Role) The Skin of Our Teeth (Lily Sabina)
Production Company / Director Little Andromeda Theatre / Dir: Tom Eason
Year
2019
Production (Role) The Vagina Monologues (Performer)
Production Company / Director Forum North / Dir: Becky Aud Jennison
Year
2019
Production (Role) Romeo and Juliet (Juliet)
Production Company / Director Northland Youth Theatre
Year
Production (Role) I Can Not Give Hugs (Cassidy )
Production Company / Director Little Andromda Theatre
Training:

One Year Acting Intensive - The Actors Program - 2024 Bachelor in Performing Arts - National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) - 2022 - 2022 VocalizeU Artist Intensive Los Angeles - 2017 & 2019 Musical Theatre, Advanced Acting, and Short Film - National Youth Drama School 2017 - 2019 Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School - 2018 Auckland Theatre Company Summer School - 2016 Awards/Achievements: Trinity College London Advanced Certificate in Classical singing - 2019 Sheilah Winn Festival of Shakespeare Northland Regional Championship - 2017

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)

American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Cockney, English-Standard, Irish, New Zealand*, RP, Scottish

Languages:
(* = native/fluent)

Dutch*, English*

Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)

Ballet, Bass Guitar, Classical Singing, Contemporary Dance, Guitar - Beginner, Jazz Dancing, Jazz Singing, Musical Theatre, Pop Singing, Tap

Sports:
(* = highly skilled)

Basketball, Horse-riding, Netball

Other Skills:

Barista (experienced), Improvisation

Height:
5' 3"/162cm
Eye Colour:
Light Blue
Hair Colour:
Light/Mid Brown
Hair Length:
Long