Dan Caddy – 2005

Born and bred in Wellington, Dan  performed as an Hamlet in Wellington College the Sheilah Winn Festival of Shakespeare in Schools.

After graduating from Toi Whakaari in 2005 with the help of the Museum Hotel Scholarship that year, Dan elected to extend his training in the performing arts by taking a further three years to complete a New Zealand School of Dance Diploma in Dance Performance (Contemporary),  graduating for the second time at the end of 2008.

Dan moved to Auckland five years ago to pursue work in the performing arts. With many auditions and limited success, he decided he needed a supplementary career in which he could draw on all the skills he had gained from his study at Toi Whakaari.

For the past four years he has been studying towards a secondary career in speech language therapy. He completed a BA in psychology and is now in his final year of a Masters degree in speech language therapy at the University of Auckland. As he had hoped, his skills as an actor have been very useful in this line of work, particularly with school children with speech and language delay.