SGCNZ ALUMNI

Alumni Index- Alphabetical

Alumni are arranged here alphabetically by surname. Antony Aiono (SGCNZ NSSP 2011, SGCNZ YSC 2012) Ben Ashby (SGCNZ NSSP 2013, SGCNZ YSC 2014)   Erin Banks (SGCNZ NSSP 2000, SGCNZ YSC 2001) Taylor Barrett (SGCNZ NSSP 2009, SGCNZ YSC 2010) Natalie Beran (SG IAF 2015) Juliette Bernard (SGCNZ NSSP 2016, SGCNZ YSC 2017) Ben Black […] Read More

Katie Boyle (SGCNZ UOSWSF 2010)

Reigning from Upper Hutt, Katie Boyle has performed in 11 Elizabethan productions over the last seven years after graduating from Victoria University of Wellington with a BA in Theatre and Film. Her past shows out of university include (but is not limited to) an all female Hamlet at the Pop Up Globe, Romeo and Juliet, […] Read More

Trygve Wakenshaw (SGCNZ NSSP 1999)

Trygve (pronounced Trig-vee) is an award-winning performer. He grew up in Hastings,as one of four children, and is the only one in the family to display a passion for theatricality. Soccer was more fun to play if you could devise funny ways of slipping over on or near the ball. (His two brothers are very good […] Read More

Emma Corbett (SGCNZ NSSP 2014)

Emma was fortunate enough to join the SGCNZ NSSP 2014 in Dunedin when she was 16 after designing a costume for Lady Macbeth in the SGCNZ/Bernina Shakespeare Costume Design Competition. She met the most wonderful and inspiring people who taught her a great deal and encouraged her to keep taking every opportunity. The experiences she […] Read More

Juliette Bernard (SGCNZ NSSP 2016, SGCNZ YSC 2017)

In the summer of 2017 Juliette Bernard was in London with SGCNZ YSC having an “experience of a lifetime.” Since coming home from this trip she finds herself, almost daily, reflecting on the experience. Juliette absolutely loved being immersed in Shakespeare, from going to watch his plays, having lectures on the context of the plays in London […] Read More

Helena Goldsmith (SGCNZ NSSP 2017)

The 2017 SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production was an incredible opportunity for Helena Goldsmith, where she was able to meet an extraordinary range of like-minded peers and learn so much, about not only the craft of Shakespeare’s theatre but also herself. Since her time at NSSP, she has graduated from high school with an Excellence […] Read More

Bailey Dunnage (SGCNZ NSSP 2014, SGCNZ YSC 2015)

Since recently graduating his Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) at WAAPA in Perth, Bailey Dunnage is now based in Melbourne. He released an EP Album of Acoustic Covers available online, and is excited to play the role of Matt in the Australian premiere of Fugitive Songs, a song-cycle written by award-winning songwriters Chris Miller and […] Read More

Connor Charlesworth (SGCNZ NSSP 2017)

After his amazing experience at the New Zealand’s National Shakespeare Schools Production, Connor Charlesworth felt even more confident that his career path would be the performing arts. He moved to the United Kingdom a week after finishing school, in the search of acting training at some of the world’s best conservatories. Connor was accepted into […] Read More

Ashton Blake-Barlow (SGCNZ NSSP 2012)

Ashton Blake-Barlow studied medicine as a post-graduate in Dunedin, after completing a BSc in biochemistry. He adored the NSSP experience and feels that his background in drama and theatre has put him in good stead in his career as a doctor, with regards to public speaking and confidence in himself. He feels that it has […] Read More

Ben Black (SGCNZ NSSP 2014, SGCNZ YSC 2015)

Since SGCNZ YSC 2015, Ben Black has worked as an actor on television shows and commercials, and a professional voice over artist. His screen roles include Caine in The Cul De Sac, a sci-fi post-apocalyptic children’s show which aired on TV2. Season Three premiered on the 21st of July 2018. He played Zave Goodfellow in Filthy […] Read More
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