Ailis Oliver-Kerby

Ailis Oliver-Kerby

Age Range
19 - 29
NZ European
169cm / 5ft 7in
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Ailis Oliver-Kerby holds a Master of Arts in Music Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. In London, Ailis originated the role of Bobbi Melrose in the world premiere of Joshua Rosenblum and Joanne Lessner’s new musical ‘Stage Door.’  She appeared in the Court Theatre production of Chicago, understudying the role of Roxie Hart. Other performance highlights include Echelon Productions’ New Zealand tour, Pippi Longstockings (Tim Bray Productions), Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be? (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), and Cissy in Punk Rock (Fortune Theatre). Ailis is passionate about New Zealand Music Theatre, having completed her Master’s dissertation on the impact of the New Zealand accent on singers. 


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2018 Shortland Street, The Musical Alison Raynor ATC, Dir Simon Bennett
2018 STEMANIA/Super Duper Actor Perform Education, Dir. Simon Goudie
2018 Pippi Longstocking Annika Tim Bray Productions, Dir. Tim Bray
2017 2018 Chicago Understudy Roxie / Ensemble Swing The Court Theatre, dir. Stephen Robertson
2017 Stage Door Bobbi Melrose Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, dir. Chris Monks
2016 Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be? Featured Player Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, dir. Martin Berry
2016 Hairspray Penny Pingleton Showbiz Christchurch, dir. Leigh Evans
2016 Thoroughly Modern Millie Miss Dorothy CIMTSS, dir. Sutton Foster
2015 Gourmet Broadway Featured Vocalist Taieri Musical NZ, dir. Ben Thomas
2015 The Sound of Music Liesl von Trapp Taieri Musical NZ, dir. Denise Henderson
2015 The Phantom of the Opera Ensemble Musical Theatre Dunedin, dir. Stephen Robertson
2014 Mamma Mia! Ali DKCM Productions, dir. Doug Kamo
2014 Hairspray Penny Pingleton Musical Theatre Dunedin, dir. Gladys Hope
2012 Hairspray Ensemble Markova Theatre, U.K., dir. Donna Hayward
2012 Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi Thomson's Girl Shaw Theatre, London, dir. Stephen Paling
2010 Jesus Christ Superstar Ensemble Shaw Theatre, London, dir. Stephen Paling
2014 Punk Rock Cissy Franks Fortune Theatre, dir. Lara Macgregor

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2013 Black On Black (Music Video) Girl NZBS, dir. Matt Cooke Student Film
2013 The White Elephant Lucy NZBS, dir. Kingsley Hockley Student Film
2013 The Final Act Gloria dir. James Darroch Student Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2013 2016 Radio One News News Presenter Radio One, Dunedin
2015 The Kids Are Alright Voice Over Artist Radio One, Dunedin


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2018 Christchurch International Music Theatre Summer School Emerging Professionals Intensive
2017 MA Music Theatre Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London
2017 NZ Opera, Broadway Dreams Audition Workshop with Stuart Maunder
2016 Solos and Duet Workshop with Hannah Chissick London Musical Theatre Workshops
2016 Making it on Broadway - Sydney Intensive Jodie Langel, Natalie Weiss, Shoshanna Bean
2015 Acting For Screen Workshop Emma Fenton
2015 Christchurch International Music Theatre Summer School Luke Di Somma, Sutton Foster, Andrea Burns
2014 BA Theatre and Film Studies University of Otago, New Zealand
2012 Music Theatre Sixth Form Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, U.K.


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Intermediate: American - Midwest | American - New England | South African | UK - N. Ireland | UK - Scottish | Welsh


Advanced: Pilates | Swimming | Yoga

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Circus & Horse

Advanced: Horse Riding | Side Saddle

Intermediate: Bareback Horse Riding | Show Jumping

Driving & Flying

Advanced: Driving (general)

Singing Range


Singing Styles

Advanced: Cabaret | Contemporary | General | Jazz | Musical | Popular | Show

Intermediate: Opera