Alice Canton

Hair Brown - Dark
Eyes Brown
Height 158cm
Age 38
Location New Zealand - Auckland

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Notes

www.whitemess.co.nz

Acting

Skills

Artist, Dancer, Director, Drums, Learners Licence, MC, Piano, Singer, Theatre Sports, Writer

Accents

American (standard), Australian, British, Chinese, Cockney, French, Irish, Maori, New York, RP, Russian, Scottish, Southern American

Acting Experience

Television

2018Runaway Millionaires, 'Casino Cashier'

Fearless Productions Dir: Danny Mulheron

Theatre

2019Blind Date Project, 'Mystery Blind Date'

Silo Theatre Dir: Sophie Roberts
2018Grand Opening (Auckland Season), 'Usher'

Barbarian Productions Dir: Jo Randerson
2016WHITE/OTHER, 'Writer/Performer'

Basement Theatre
2016Call of the Sparrow, 'Joa Joa'

Proudly Asian Theatre Dir: James Roque
2016Fun Run, 'Bumble Bee'

Basement Theatre Dir: Holly Chappell
2015Skin of Fire, 'Performer'

Auckland Arts Festival Dir: Christophe Berthonneau
2015Grand Opening (Wellington Season), 'Usher'

Barbarian Productions Dir: Jo Randerson
2015Orangutan, 'Various (solo show)'

Basement Theatre
2014Ache, 'Girl'

Court Theatre Dir: Daniel Pengally
2014White Rabbit Red Rabbit, 'Performer (solo show)'

Court Theatre Dir: Mel Camp
2013Scared Scriptless (Improv show), 'Performer/Musician'

Court Theatre Dir: The Court Jesters
2013The Arrival , 'Ensemble '

Red Leap Dir: Julie Nolan
2012A Very Merry Scriptless: Santa's Grotto, 'Improvisor'

Court Theatre Dir: The Court Jesters

Web Series

2022Chris & Eli's Porn Revolution, 'Herself'

Hex Work Productions, The Spinoff Dir: Hosted by Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson

Online Commercials

2019RedSeal, Blackstrap Molasses

NZ & China, 6 months

Awards

2017Best Show of 2017: OTHER [chinese]

Metro Magazine
2017Excellence Award for Overall production, OTHER [chinese]

Auckland Theatre Awards
2017Hackman Cup for Most Original Show, OTHER [chinese]

Auckland Theatre Awards
2016WHITE/OTHER: Best Sound Design

Auckland Theatre Awards
2015ORANGUTAN: Best Show by an Emerging Artist

Auckland Theatre Awards

MC / Speaker

Skills

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

Biography

Alice is a versatile, vibrant and creative professional and performer. She is available for speaking engagements and as Master of Ceremonies.

Alice has 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 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.

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