Originally from England, Kathleen Rayner moved to Ireland, Galway when she was 12 with her Family. Throughout her childhood, Kathleen spent her days in a Performing Arts school and dance classes. Kathleen got her first professional paid role on TV when she was 18 and played the role as Sarah Bradley in ‘Jack Taylor’ and filmed in Germany.
Kathleen later trained with an Honours Degree in Sligo IT Performing Arts in 2015. During her studies, Kathleen completed an exchange programme in Hungary ‘Csokani Theatre’ and studied theatre and culture dance performance. Kathleen was in several performances throughout her studies including Roxy in ‘’Chicago’’ and Dorothy in ‘’Sweet Charity’’.
During her studies, Kathleen also ran an independent children’s Dance and Drama workshop every Saturday in a child’s play centre in Galway. Kathleen would choregraph a show which was performed at the end of each semester.
Kathleen is now based in Australia, Darwin, and her dance roots are exploring contemporary dance and hip-hop styles in two dance schools; Rix-Kix Arts School and Synta Creative Dance & Film. Kathleen looks forward to what the future may bring and hopes to venture into theatre performance.
2013 – 2015 Melody Academy of Dance – Melody Urquhart
2011 – 2015 BA (Hons) in Performing Arts – IT Sligo
April – March 2014 Masterclass in Acting and Dance – Csokanai Theatre
Nov – Dec 2013 Masterclass in Movement – Kelly Hughes
2010 – 2011 Acting & Theatre Performance – Galway Community College
2006 – 2009 Trading Faces – Claire Power
2006 – 2010 Ultra-Flex School of Dance – Kim Lawlor
Shares love of acting and a passion to entertain
Dance – Freestyle / Jazz / Hip hop / Musical theatre
Hands on experience in teaching creative drama, dance, scene work and improvisation
2010 – 2015 Facilitator of Children’s Drama and Dance Workshop.
Assisting children in self-expression through artistic methods such as dance, song and role play.
Teaching expression, diction, voice development, and dialects, using voice exercises, speech drills, explanation
and improvisation. Produced a choreographed dance number with children aged 2 – 8years.
2019 Arafura Games Dancer Darwin Waterfront Kristy Jayne
2018 Blank Canvas Dancer Entertainment Center Kristy Jayne
2015 The 39 Steps Salesman Blue Raincoat John Carty
2015 Chicago Roxie IT Sligo Agnes Pallai
2015 Sweet Charity Dorothy IT Sligo Agnes Pallai
2014 Grease Frenchy IT Sligo Agnes Pallai
2012 Macbeth Lady Macbeth IT Sligo Declan Drohan
2010 Shameless Sharon Sharon GCC Lorraine O’Hara
2010 Moliere Cecile GCC Lorraine O’Hara
2009 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Millie Trading Faces Claire Power
2008 Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale Trading Faces Claire Power
2007 Annie Kate Trading Faces Claire Power
2006 Beauty and the Beast Narraror/Dancer Trading Faces Claire Power
2012 Jack Taylor the Dramatist Sarah Bradley TV3 Stuart Orme
2011 The Sorrows Leanne Dunne Student Film David Flynn
2011 Secrets Katie Jordan Student Film Shane Smyth
2010 Curfew Kelly-Anne Student Film Phillip Newell
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