Danielle Matthews

Mar 07, 2011

Since the tender age of 12 Danielle has been performing on stages around Melbourne and Australia. At  just 15 she toured Melbourne and New South Wales as a back-up singer in the ‘Australian Shania Twain Tribute Show’.                
In 2003 Danielle began training in Musical Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts  where she played “Lizzie” in a staged reading of the Musical “Baby.” and  “Phyllis” in the world premier of the new Australian musical “ Ship of Fools, written by Gary Young and Paul Keelan, Directed by Martin Croft.
After graduating from the VCA in 2004, Danielle has continued honing her skills through an array of vocal and dramatic training in contemporary and musical theater genres.
 2005 saw Danielle playing the lead role of ‘FREAK’ in a short season of Anthony Crowley’s musical ‘TRIBE’, at Fairfax Theatre.                                                                
In 2006 Danielle performed in “INSIDE OUT” a music theatre piece she co-wrote with a fellow VCA Graduate Bree Langridge. It opened in Melbourne at Theatreworks and went on to play a season at The Backspace Theatre in Hobart to rave reviews.
In 2007 Danielle joined the cast of ‘Respect the Musical’ (Australia Tour) and in 2008 she left for Tokyo where she performed as the blues Diva in E-Productions ‘Big Band Beat.
Danielle has performed in concerts such as Light the Night, Morning Melodies and has performed live on GMA and Mornings with Kerri Anne.
In October 2009 Danielle won the inaugural Rob Guest Endowment Scholarship and will be heading to New York mid 2010 to further her training.