Bianca Te Rito

Vitals

Gender
Female
Age Range
36 - 46
Height
179cm
Base Location
Auckland
Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Corporate, Director, Model, Presenter, Voice Artist
Hair
Dark Brown
Eye
Green, Blue / Green
Pdf Bio

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency

Voice Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency
Feature Photo
Bianca Te Rito
Feature Clip

Credits

Television

Recurring 
South Pacific Pictures
Shortland Street - (10 episodes) 
Sean Scott, Murry Keane, Katie Wolf       
Lead
Kiwifruit, Cream TV, TVNZ
On Johns Street  - (7episodes / Season 1 ) 
Wain Ching

Commercial

Lead
Media Network
Chat Show "Night Watch"
Various
Featured
Sydney - JWT , Flying Fish
Nestle "Kit Kat"
Liz Mullane CD
Lead
Saatchi, Flying Fish
New Zealands Women's Refuge "Day after Day"
Award Winning Director Rachel Davies, CD: Stu Turner
Lead
Cognito, Silverscreen, NZ
Pacific Wall-covers "Up the Wall"
David Rittey, CD: Suzanne McAleer
Lead
SO& M, Curious Films
Sanitarium "Breakfast Bar"
Jonathan King, CD: Stu Turner
Lead
Y & R, Flying Start Pictures
Colgate "Sensitive"
Jessica Justice, CD: Stu Turner
Lead
DDB, Flying Start Pictures
The Warehouse “Wiltshire”
Jessica Justice, CD: Jo Fisher

Music Video

Lead
Fish n Clips
The Lick ‘I See Through you’ 
Chris White
Lead
Film Construction
Recliner ‘Ugly’ Toxic Love      
Perry Bradley

Short Film

Supporting
Synthetic Films
Shoot
Andy Welch 
Lead
NZFA
Max Power 
Dawn Walker 
Supporting
UNITEC
The Customers always Trite 
Greydon Little
Supporting
NZFA
Soaped
Richard Eng
Lead
FisherPoint Productions
Domestasia
Paulus Romjin
Supporting
Burswood Production
The Cut
Steven Chow
Supporting
Burswood Production
Harper
Steven Chow

Corporate Work

Spokesperson
Numerous health and fitness appearances, promos, product launches’ major trade expos, skilled public interface/relations
Health & Fitness Expos, Girls Day Out, Boys Day Out
Client
Model - Promotional
VDO Driving Standards Higher
VDO Dayton - Motorsport Expo
Client
Model - Promotional
Nitro Promotions
Various - brands, motorsport
Client
Lead: voice-over
Media Mechanics
Paint Box Nail Kiosk: instore, retail video
Laura Williams       

Radio

Lead: Voice-over
George FM
The Academy
Chole Franklin-Browne
Lead: voice-over
George FM
NZ Herald
Chloe Franklin-Browne
Lead: voice-over
George FM
Aromapod "Focus"
Chloe Franklin-Browne

Photograph / Stills

Fitness Model in 12 issues
FitnessLife Magazine
FitnessLife NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Paul Sutherland
Model
Pierre Cardin
Robe Campaign - POS, Brochure, Instore, Retail
Photographer: Harper Studios
Model
Jean Jones
NZ Merino - POS, Brochure, Instore, Retail, Print Ad, Billboard, website
Client
Cover Featured
Onfilm Vol 20 #3 - Hard Hitting Ad Day after Day TVC
Onfilm NZ Film, TV & Video Magazine
Nick Grant
Cover Model & Feature Hightlight
NZ Performance Car "Supra Fly" - Issue 66
NZ Performance Car -Parkside publishing
Brad Lord / Photographer: Sean Craig
Cover Model
FitnessLife Magazine - Issue 12
FitnessLife NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Paul Sutherland

Theatre

Lead - Nurse Betty   
SCARPA
Film Directors Workshop
Alan Erson

Web Series

Video Presenter
STEBIAN productions
TakeTwo Coaching Series (6 episodes / Season 1)
Bianca Te Rito

Model

Sports Model
Ball with Bite "Self help" - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
Side On Abs "Self help" - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Paul Sutherland
Sports Model
Smoked Hamstrings "Self help" - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
Lend a Helping Hand "Self help" - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
The Big Push "Self help" - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
Flat Out "Self help"- Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
Wristy Business - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
Fitness's Forgotten Factor- Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor.Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
Fit for a Girls Day Out - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
Power Training "Up to Speed" - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
Draw of the Jaw "Self help" - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock
Sports Model
Yoga Partner Special "Art of Sharing" - Feature
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Taina Greig Publisher | Editor. Photographer: Gerald Shacklock

Other

USA - Green Card Holder
Achieved US Permanent Resident Status - USA
U.S. Department of Homeland Security - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of United States of America
Wins Silver World Medal - Hard Hitting Ad
New York Festival, USA
Day after Day - NZ Womens Refuge - Saatchi, Flying Fish
Rachel Davies
Winner - Fitness Model Search
FitnessLife Magazine Model Search
FitnessLife Magazine - NZ's best-selling health & fitness magazine
Tania Greig

Training

Advanced Screen Acting Course
Liz Mullane, Rachel Bullock
Weekend workshop
Meisner – Michael Saccente
Master Class – (80 week course)
Weekly classes – acting intensive
The San Francisco Acting Academy, USA - Beau Bonneau Casting
Master Class (6 week intensive) – Michael Navarra
Acting in Film / Screencraft
Acting course – Terri De’Ath, Casting Director
USA Auditioning Workshop Level 2 – Weekend workshop
USA Auditioning Technique
Stanislavski Level 2 - Elena Stejko
Acting Course - (6 week intensive)
Acting Technique
Actors Studio Series – Raymond Hawthorne
Master Class – (6 week intensive)
Acting Technique
Master Class – Terri De’Ath, Casting Director
USA Auditioning - Weekend workshop
USA Auditioning Technique
Master Class – Ian Mune
Acting Course – (6 week intensive)
Acting Technique
NZ Performing Arts School – David Tillinghast
Singing Level 1 – (6 week intensive)
Singing
NZ Performing Arts School – John Watson
Master Class: Auditioning for TV & Film - Weekend workshop
Acting Technique
Studio 111 – Sally Spencer-Harris
Screen Acting / Auditioning - Level 1 - (10 week course)
Intensive Screen Acting Technique
Studio 111 – Sally Spencer-Harris
Depth to Acting Level 2 – (10 week intensive)
Acting Technique
The Presenters Platform – Paulus Romijn
On-camera Presenting (6 week intensive)
Screencraft
Studio 111 – Sally Spencer Harris
Screen Acting / Auditioning Level 1 (10 week intensive)
Screen Acting and Auditioning
Centre for Management & Development
Communication & Negotiation Skills
Communication / Negotiation
Voice – Julia Biermann
Weekend Workshop
Voice Technique
SCAPA – Alan Erson
Film Directors Workshop
Film Directing
Art of Auditioning – Liz Mullane, Casting Director
Master Class – Art of Auditioning Workshop
Acting Technique
Stanislavski – Elena Stejko
Level 3B Technique - (6 week intensive)
Acting Technique
NZ Performing Arts School – Vicki Yiannoutsos
Master Class: Film Performance – Weekend Workshop
Acting Technique
Studio 111 – Sally Spencer-Harris
Depth to Acting Level 2 - (10 week intensive)
Intensive Screen Acting Technique
NZ Performing Arts School – Jo Mickborough
Street Funk Dance Level 1 – (4 week intensive)
Dance
Toastmasters (TVNZ On Air Toastmasters NZ)
Public speaking course
Stagecraft

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
9.5
Clothing Size
Female - 12
Waist
73cm
Neck
33cm
Bra Size
B
Bust
94cm
Hip
94cm
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Ethnicity
European, Maori, New Zealand
Accents
English, New Zealand, American Standard
Languages
English
Hair Length
Past Shoulder
Hair Style
Straight
Dance
Modern
Sport
Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Athletics, Pilates, Yoga, Abseiling, Netball
Drivers Licences
Car
Model Work Types
Teeth, Hair, Runway, Promotional, Commercial
Professional Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Corporate, Director, Model, Presenter, Voice Artist

Media

Public Media
1:25
Public Media
3:15
Public Media
5:40
Public Media
1:46
Public Media
1:03

Photos


Notes

// INDUSTRY // Day after Day NZ Women's Refuge - “Harrowing...visually arresting, beautifully done and gut-wrenchingly effective” - People's Choice - Ad Media Magazine “We can use Bianca's looks and ability for the commercial sector - I would like to see Bianca un-earth and unleash upon us a very different ‘raw’ look and performance for some darker acting roles. A force to be reckoned with!” - Tony Murdoch, Casting Director - ADM Casting "Bianca is a great actress and easy to work with." Biagio Messina, TV & Film Producer, Joke Productions, Los Angeles - USA. Producing for CNN, MTV, IFC, VH1, AETV, DiscoveryID networks “The pleasure was all ours Bianca. Thanks for all your hard work - truly blood sweat and tears!” - Perry Bradley, Director - Film Construction "Bianca is a terrific actress" - Michael Rooker, American Actor, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead ⁣ “Bianca, your performance looked really natural and relaxed, in your latest TVC. Well done. I was really happy with your performance in our Pacific Coverings TVC - you did a fantastic job!. Keep up the good work!” - David Ritty, Director - Silverscreen ⁣ “The work Bianca has produced while studying in this professional atmosphere is artistically first rate. She is disciplined, motivated and ambitious with a warm natural sense of humour. I have no doubt that given the opportunity to practice her craft Bianca will be very successful in this highly competitive industry” - Michael Saccente, Professional Actor - Meisner Tutor ⁣⁣ “Excellent music video. It looks like you had heaps of fun and was a good way to get rid of some aggression” - Wain Ching, Independent Director, Writer for Cream TV “Bianca has displayed a natural talent and emotional awareness that is unique. In my opinion, she has a strong screen presence, talent and enough determination for a great career as an Actress” - Sally Spencer-Harris, Tutor - Studio 111 “Bianca, saw you on ‘On John Street’, looks like neat fun to make. Great work, I’m a big fan!” - Chris White, Director - Test Tube TV ⁣ “Bianca collaborates very well with directors in both commercial broadcast and film. She is a creative and insightful individual. Her enthusiasm, professionalism as well as a sense of humour had made her popular and highly respected amongst her peers. Highly recommended.” - Steven Chow, Independent Director, Editor, Police Ten 7 - Screentime NZ Ltd ⁣ // B I O // ⁣⁣ ⁣“Green-eyed, dark-haired, Fatale. A fighter for the underdog. Street smart and weapons trained. Silverspoon with a gold plated education. Sophisticated, intense, tough, poised and ready to strike. A formidable dark horse. A stealthy badass. A Specialist. The hired Alpha (wife, mum, sister)...who lives next door.” ⁣⁣ Bianca has over 20 years of experience working in front of and behind the camera. As a TV/Film screen actor, a video presenter, host, published fitness model and skilled spokesperson.⁣ ⁣ She has booked lead roles in major consumer brands for a variety of TV commercials and engaged in a lead role (working with Multi-award winning Director Rachel Davies) to proudly support New Zealand Women’s Refuge award-winning “Day after Day campaign. (Awarded a Silver World Medal, New York TV and Cinema Advertising Screen Festival, USA. Voted People’s Choice – ADMedia Magazine.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Awarded Gold - New Zealand Axis Awards)⁣⁣⁣. ⁣ Bianca has performed lead and support roles in short films, television soap operas, serials, TV commercials, music videos, and corporate presentations – as well as principle voice-over work for radio commercials and corporate videos.⁣ She is a published cover and fitness features model (12 issues) and a winner of the FitnessLife Magazine Nationwide Model search. Bianca has featured on Fitness and Lifestyle magazine covers, billboards, and point-of-sale material. She has modelled for fashion runways, charity events, and represented commercial products in fashion campaigns, print and online media.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ A skilled spokesperson and a passionate advocate in the fields of health, wellbeing and fitness. Product promotions, product launches, and appearances at health and fitness media expos, and industry-leading trade shows.⁣⁣ ⁣ Bianca has trained to a master’s level in both Meisner and Stanislavski Acting techniques and has studied with various high profile casting directors and acclaimed acting tutors both in the USA and New Zealand. ⁣ ⁣ She is of French, German, Scottish, English, Maori and Welsh descent. Her native country is New Zealand (a Pacific paradise in the south-west of the Pacific Ocean). From 2009 - 2020 Bianca lived abroad in Canada and the USA (Calgary, Los Angeles, San Francisco). Where she achieved U.S Permanent Residency Status (became a Green Card holder) - enabling her to live and work in the USA. ⁣ ⁣ With a mix of strength, vulnerability and a badassery edge. Bianca has been cast in roles ranging from victim to villain, to fighting for the underdog. She revels in physical action roles and loves pioneering, strong female action archetypes. From the unhinged, badass version of Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor (Terminator 2 - Judgement Day 1991). To Sigourney Weaver's iconic Ripley in Aliens (1986). ⁣ ⁣ Bianca also enjoys the challenge of anti-heroes and flawed types. Roles that are full of action and intrigue. She loves exploring a character’s reality, their depth, what drives them, their layers. While creating a vivid interior life for them with playable actions and choices. She has a passion for the creative freedom that genre hybrids like sci-fi, horror, fantasy and action can bring to the screen for women. ⁣ ⁣ Fundamentally Bianca is drawn to roles that empower the underdog, the outsider. Those that have lost hope, those who are marginalised, repressed, feel abandoned or lost like they don’t belong. Or don’t know why they are here. The ones that are told that they’ll never amount to anything.⁣ ⁣ Bianca wants to tell stories that empower the viewer to show what's possible. She wants her viewer to feel as if they know this person and can recognize themselves in them. So they can say “Yes! This is what I want for me, this is why I am here, this is my meaning, this is my purpose, and you will not stop me.⁣ ⁣⁣ Bianca says…if one person sees the work on screen, and decides to bring more meaning to what they do and create, then I have done my job. ⁣⁣ Through her consulting company STEBIAN.com. Bianca continues to volunteer her on and off-camera skills to non-profit organizations that support women, youth at risk, drug and alcohol, and domestic violence initiatives.⁣ VISIT: https://biancaterito.com/media/ // S K I L L S // SPORTS / FITNESS: Advanced Weightlifting, Weight training, Athletic Yoga (5+ Years), Calisthenics TRACK AND FIELD: Sprinter 50, 75, 100mtr⁣ FIREARMS TRAINED: Pistol Shooting and tactical, USA Firearms license, weapons trained, field-strip ⁣ ONGOING TRAINING: BJJ, Krav Maga, self-defence, knife threats/attacks, ground attacks, grabs and holds, defensive driving, race car driving DRIVES: Shift Stick / Manual DANCE: Modern, nightclub grind MODEL: Runway, commercial, fitness, athletic-sports modelling ⁣ SPOKESPERSON: Video presenter, personal performance coach ⁣ VOICEOVER: Radio commercials, Software Apps, non-broadcast, corporate training videos ⁣ OTHER: Achieved Permanent USA Residency Status (Green Card Holder). California State ID Able to live and work in the USA.