Jessica Fellows

Bio

Jessica Fellows is completing her Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Acting) at the Australian Performing Arts Conservatory. In addition, she has an Advanced Diploma in Acting and a Certificate IV in Acting for Stage and Screen from Perform Australia. On completing these qualifications, she received the Diana Exon Drama Excellence Award. She also received a Canberra Area Theatre Award nomination for best youth actress in a featured role in Dr. Dolittle’s Circus. 

Jessica has a Certificate IV in Individual Support (Disability). She has worked at the Canberra Institute of Technology, helping to train Case Workers. She has recently appeared in ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ as the Chaperone, ‘The Beast’ as Marge, and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ as Donna Bella (Don John). Jessica was assistant director in a devised piece called ‘A Tragedy is Wanted’ and the director’s assistant in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, both of which she also performed in. Jessica has improvisation experience and has performed at the Canberra Theatre; Playhouse, and in ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel Radio Play’ for Radio 1. Since she was six years of age, Jessica has been acting and dancing and has more recently taken up singing lessons.

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Education

Qualification:     Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Acting)

Institute:            Australian Performing Arts Conservatory

Graduating:       December 2022

Qualification:    Advanced Diploma of Performance

Institute:             Perform Australia

Graduated:         December 2020

 

Qualification:     Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Institute:             CIT (Canberra Institute of Technology)

Graduated:         June 2021

 

Qualification:     Certificate IV in Acting for Screen and Stage

Institute:             Perform Australia

Graduated:         July 2019

 

Qualification:    Year 12 Certificate

Institute:            Cairns School of Distance Education

Graduating:       November 2020

Experience  

Awards

The Diana Exon Drama Excellence Award 2020. 

CAT Award - Best Youth Actress in a featured role in a play nomination, Dab Dab the Duck, 2016.

Dance (Calisthenics) – Best Intermediate / Senior nomination, 2017.

Recent Theatre Experience

Glinda                                    The Wizard of Oz                    Child Players, BJ Anyos, 2021.

The Drowsy Chaperone      The Drowsy Chaperone         Perform Australia, Amy Orman, 2020.                

Donna Belle (Don John)     Much Ado About Nothing    Perform Australia, James Scott & Clare Moss, 2020.

Marge                                      The Beast                                 Perform Australia, Craig Alexander, 2020.

Ensemble                                The Improv Show                  Perform Australia, Heidi Silberman, 2019.

Ensemble                                A Tragedy is Wanted            Perform Australia, Clare Moss, 2019.

Assistant Director                 A Tragedy is Wanted            Perform Australia, 2019.

Lauren                                     Chez Francois                        Perform Australia, James Scott, 2019.

Christy                                   10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse              

                                                                                                   Melrose High School, 2018.

Aunt Sponge                         James and the Giant Peach Child Players, BJ Anyos, 2018.

Mrs. TeeVee                          Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

                                                                                                   Child Players, BJ Anyos, 2017.

Dorothy                                Wizard of Oz                            Child Players, BJ Anyos 2017.

Dab Dab the Duck              Dr. Dolittle’s Circus               Child Players, BJ Anyos 2016.

Recent Film Experience

CIT Film Assistance           Various                                     Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), 2020.

Scene Work                          Nina                                          Perform Australia, Fiona Hopkins, 2019.

Other Relevant Experience

Acting Work to Train Case Workers                                   Bruce CIT, 2021.

Singing Performances and Lessons                                    Bella Groove Tuition, 2018 – 2020.

Canberra Youth Theatre Devised Work                             Canberra Youth Theatre, 2017 – 2018. 

Dance – Calisthenics                                                              Deanne Calisthenics, 2007 – 2017.

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