Shania Bailey-Edmonds

Shania Bailey-Edmonds

Māori, NZ European
Age Range
19 - 29
157cm / 5ft 2in
88cm / 35in
78cm / 31in
95cm / 37in

Iwi : Ngāpuhi, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tama 

Te Reo Level : Conversational 

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Shania Bailey-Edmonds is a talented New Zealand actor who graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Acting, from Toi Whakaari, New Zealand’s leading drama school. Her education and training have equipped her with a solid foundation in the performing arts, setting the stage for a promising career.

This year will see Shania playing the role of Aroha in the feature film ‘1978’ written & directed by Isacc Lee & April Phillips. Shania has also made her mark in the world of theatre. Her work in various theatrical productions has showcased her versatility and command of the stage.

With her Māori heritage and deep connection to her iwi, Shania brings a unique perspective to her performances. Notably, she is fluent in Te Reo, the Māori language, further highlighting her commitment to her culture and storytelling. As she continues to forge her path in the entertainment industry, Shania Bailey-Edmonds is poised to make a significant impact and captivate audiences with her powerful performances.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 End of the Valley Kura Miro Productions Ltd Feature Film
2022 '1978' Aroha Clarative Media Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 Escaping Utopia Sharon Ready Warner Bros. International Television Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 Performance - (Live Stream) Improvisation, Interaction with exhibits & Guests, Reflective
2022 Performance Arcade - Art Chemist Intuitive Process, Facilitating Space & Conversation, Improvisation, Connection with Strangers, Creative thinking & Problem Solving dir: Audrey Balwin
2021 Neke Physical Movement, Dance, Writing, Devising, Singing, Te Re Māori Neke Productions, dir: Scotty Cotter
2021 Pourakahua - Te Reo Māori Touring Season Public Speaking & Performing, Singing, Puppeteering, Te Reo Māori Taki Rua Productions, dir: Erina Daniels
2020 Lockdown La Ronde NZ Drama School: Toi Whakaari, dir: Jarod Rawiri
2019 Shakespeare Tour: King Lear & Titus Andronicus & Henry V Cordelia, Lavinia & Bardolph dir: Chris Janidas & Mitch Tawhi Thomas
2019 Glass Menagerie Laura dir: Eria Daniels & Heather Timms
2018 Everything is Fine Flatmate #2 dir: Julia Pereira
2018 Bless the Child Pohe Tawata Productions - Wellington & Auckland International Festival
2017 Kia Mau Reading & Performace Tawata Productions, Wellington Festival

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 End of the Valley Kura Short Film
2021 Our Friend James Kahurangi - Lead dir: Georgia Ah Kuoi Short Film
2020 Noho Mai - Award winning Poetry Film Actor & & Voice dir: Peta Maria-Tunui, Waitahi Aniwaniwa McGee, Shania Bailey-Edmonds, Jese-Ana Harris, Lilian Palares & Charles Olsen Short Film
2020 No Laughing in the Faculty Mickey - Lead NZ Drama School: Toi Whakaari, dir: Coco Solids Short Film
2019 Tuahine Grace - Lead dir: Te Waiarangi Ratana Short Film
2019 Mise en Scene Project - The Lobster Shortsighted Woman & Heartless Woman NZ Drama School: Toi Whakaari Short Film
2019 Elemental Aura - Support dir: Myles Knowles Short Film
2019 The Girls Support dir: Tabitha Arthur Short Film
2017 Wild Tui - Lead Victoria University, dir: Steph Miller2016 Short Film
2016 Hine Hine - Lead dir: Nathan Williams, Tony Matich, Reuben Love & Shania Bailey-Edmonds Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2019-2020 Financial Capability Leila Core Education
2019 Banned from Reality Virtual Reality Training Video Massey University, dir: Nicolette Hurnen


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 MSD Young Adult Clemenger BBDO
2017 Stop Before You Start Mere GSLP Promotus Advertising Agency


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2018-2020 Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree - Acting NZ Drama School: Toi Whakaari
2020 Internship to Canada Lara Kramer
2020 General American Accent Mary Mac
2020 Self Tape Workshop Emma Draper
2019 Shakespeare Chris Jannides & Mitch Tawhi Thomas
2019 Mask Workshop Nina Nawalowalo
2020-2022 Te Reo Certificate - Level 5 Te Wananga o Raukawa
2019-2020 Embodied Voice Training Bert Van Dijk
2018-2020 Movement Chris Jannedes
2018-2020 Screenwork Vaughan Slinn
2018 Actor & Relationship Miranda Harcourt
2018 Audition Workshop Tina Cleary
2018 Voice Elements Sylvia Rands
2018 Actor & Animal Heather Timms
2018 Actor Instinct Britta McVeigh
2018 Perdekmp Emotional Method (PEM) Sarah Victoria
2014-2017 Conchus Youth Programme/Mentorship Tom McCory, Nina Nawalowalo & Kari Kiterangi


Intermediate: Te Reo Māori


Intermediate: British | New Zealand


Intermediate: Netball | Softball

Singing Range

Alto | Female Tenor | Mezzo

Singing Styles

Intermediate: General


Intermediate: Māori | Traditional