“Watching the children that I teach grow in confidence and courage is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.”
Tutor – Musical Theatre & Drama
A Drama graduate from Auckland University NZ, Andie also studied Contemporary Theatre at Macquarie University NSW and had a performance career before transitioning into Arts Administration, Marketing and Corporate Entertainment.
Andie has worked at the Sydney Opera House (Visitor Services Dept and ‘Bennelong Program’ Children and Audience Development); the Open Program at NIDA-National Institute of Dramatic Art and Ninemsn. A former Marketing Manager of award-winning Corporate Entertainment Company Lovegrove Entertainment, she is the co-owner of children’s Talent Agency Coen Lovegrove Management.
Andie was the producer of a sell-out National NZ tour of award-winning musical ‘Looking Through a Glass Onion’. She has taught at the NIDA Summer School, Pact Theatre Co and Sydney Vocal Arts. Her professional performance credits include Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (NZ tour), Moira in Foreskin’s Lament (NZ tour – directed by Ian Mune OBE) and Whitemen (NZ) both written by NZ Award-winning playwright Greg McGee; she played The Princess in The and The Pea at the Sydney Opera House (directed by Stuart Maunder). Andie was in the ensemble casts of Evita, (QLD) The Rocky Horror Show (Sydney/Canberra) Grease (Gordon Frost NZ and Melbourne, understudying and performing the role of Rizzo). TV credits include Deadly Women, Behind Mansion Walls, The Rainbow Warrior Conspiracy TV Mini-series, Boys from the Bush; Home & Away, Police Rescue, GP and The Saint In Australia .
She has appeared in numerous TV commercials and corporate videos and received a GOFTA nomination (Guild of NZTV, Arts & Film) for best supporting Actress in the award-winning NZ feature film Illustrious Energy.
Andie was honoured to interview celebrated Ballet Dancer Li Cunxin for Foxtel, about his book and film ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’.