Tessa Rao

Vitals

Gender
Female
Age Range
16 - 24
Height
164cm
Base Location
Auckland
Available In
Adelaide, Auckland, Australian Capital Territory, Brisbane, Christchurch, Dunedin, International, Melbourne, Northern Territory, Perth, Sydney, Tasmania, Wellington
Skills
Actor, Composer, Extra (Background), Model, Musical Theatre, Voice Artist, Musician, Singer
Hair
Dark Brown
Eye
Hazel
Memberships
Actors Equity NZ

Agent

New Zealand Agent
Lion Rock Management

Feature Photo
Tessa Rao

Credits

2021

Television
Green Ranger
Power Rangers: Dino Fury
Power Rangers Productions
Various

2019

Feature Film
Ashleigh
Nightmare Machine
Black Budget Productions
Gerald Waddell
Short Film
Megan
Zozo
Boonbox Productions
Fabrizio Daniele
Theatre
Abigail
The Crucible
AADA
Timothy Landfield
Theatre
R.P McMurphy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
AADA
Adam Chambers
Short Film
Demon
Moving Day
Kyser Sanchez

2017

Stage
Director
Soul Incentive
Adapt AUT
T Rao
Stage
Gigi
Pillowtalk
Fringe Festival , Basement Theatre
Natasha Anthea Lay
Musical Theatre
Vanessa
In The Heights
Manukau Performing Arts
Adam Spedding

2016

Web Series
Party Girl
Auckward Love
We Three Productions
Emmett Skilton
Theatre
Celia
As You Like It
The Globe Theatre
Tim Walker
Stage
Casey
Who has yours:What we talk about when we talk about breakfast
AUT
Niniez Yasin
Stage
Lead
Shoulda Woulda Coulda
Auckland Theatre Co Next Big Thing
Ahi Karunaharan

2015

Feature Film
Koia
Into The Rainbow
Firefly Films
Norman Stone
Stage
Director
Richard The 3rd
Sheilah Winn Shakespeare
Musical Theatre
Lindsay
Godspell
Iona College
Mrs Lisa-Jane Easter

2014

Musical Theatre
Michelle
Dream Girls
Napier Operatic Society
Mrs Sonja Aifai

2013

Stage
Lady Macbeth
Regional Competition
SGCNZ
Mrs Lisa-Jane Easter

Training

Graduated -28 May 2019
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
2 Year degree of Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS).
Dramatic Arts
Nov 2016
Barefoot Casting
Prep for Pilot
Acting
2015
Nz Singing School
14 day Residential Singing School
SInging Inhabiting The Text
2015
SGCNZ
14 day Rehearsal /Perormance Globe Theatre, London
Shakespeare
2015
National Youth Drama School
Alex Ellis
Screen Acting
2015
Mrs Natalie Sandbrook
Weekly lessons for ATCL Drama Performance
Drama
2016
Jade Valour
Lesson
American Accent

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
8.5
Clothing Size
Female - 8
Waist
75cm
Bra Size
D
Bust
96cm
Hip
92cm
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Ethnicity
Eurasian, Indian, New Zealand
Accents
American Standard, Australian, Indian, New Zealand, Brooklyn, Maori, Scottish, South African, East Coast American, West Coast American
Languages
English
Hair Length
Long
Hair Style
Straight, Wavy
Instrumental
Piano / Keyboard, Guitar
Dance
Ballroom
Singing
Choir, Musical Theatre, Pop, Classical, Contemporary, Opera, Show, Country & Western
Singing Range
Alto, Mezzo Soprano, Soprano
Sport
Hockey, Volleyball, Cycling, Scuba Diving
Drivers Licences
Car
Model Work Types
Hands, Body, Hair, Teeth
Professional Skills
Actor, Composer, Extra (Background), Model, Musical Theatre, Voice Artist, Musician, Singer

Photos


Notes

2013- Passed Nz Music Examinations Board Grade 6 Piano 2013- Passed ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory with Merit 2014- Awarded Lowdown Best Song- Smokefree Rockquest Hawke's Bay Regional Final 2014 - Passed Trinity College of London -Grade 8 Singing- with Distinction 2015 - Awarded Lion's Club of Hawke's Bay , Hawke's Bay Young Achiever of the Year 2015 - NCEA Level 3 achieved with Merit 2015- Cultural Prefect Iona College 2015- Passed Trinity College of London ATCL Performance with Distinction 2017-Commenced study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Hollywood 2017- NAPTA nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Role of “Vanessa”in the Manukau Performing Arts production of “In The Heights “