BIO

Dianne is an Actress, Singer, Voice Actor, Mocap & Performance Actor and Voice Director & Coach that can be seen and heard in Film, TV, Radio Drama, Commercials, Animations, Corporates, Documentaries, Narrations and Audiobooks around the globe.

Dianne first acting job was on the Feature Film directed by John Duigan’s for Kennedy Miller Productions Flirting shot in Australia. She then decided to study Acting at Theatre Nepean (University of Western Sydney) before landed her first TV role in Water Rats. Since then Dianne has been working globally on productions in the UK & Europe and is now back in Australia. Her work includes a new British TV football drama for ZDF called The Window. She also work on the Swiss French Production for Tipimage Cellule de Crise. Prior to that Dianne was in Disney TV’s production Find Me In Paris, on Hulu, France 3, ZHF, ABC, RBTF, The Missing Season II BBC/ABC America & Casualty with BBC One.

Last year Dianne also featured in Vincent Parranaud’s Feature Film Comogony yet to be released and have played the lead in a short independent film Algorithm by Belgian Director Fanny Zaman for Trope-Edition Flanders Image Productions. The short film Origin for techno group Sound of Stereo by Tom Willems, & appeared in the Dutch film Ushi Must Marry by Paul Ruvens, & Miss Homeless Feature for Caviar Productions. In 2014 she appeared in Follow a series of short films – segment Fledgling Directed by Leslie Verbeeck chosen for the Gent Film Festival. In London Dianne played second role in Thicker than Water by Daneeta Loretta Jackson for London International Film school and subsequent festival tours.

Dianne has been on BBC Radio 4 in 3 Audio Drama’s The Christchurch Murder by Angela Carter, the Radio Drama series of Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and Dan Dare for B7Media Productions that both have won Gold at the New York Radio Awards for best drama and director. Dianne also worked on B7 Media’s The Space Race for Audible. Recently she has been in the release of the new AAA video game of Machine Games on Wolfendstein Young Blood and for Frontier Developments on Elite Dangerous. Dianne also worked several times with YGG on the horror game Home Sweet Home EP 1 & EP 2 as Jane and also playts Ratri in EP 2nd. She worked also on the The Andersen Accounts: Chapter Two by Eipix and Dreamwalker for PlayMeStudio, and played various characters in Elsworth for Yu-Gi-Oh! In the Animation series the Fox Dianne plays the Chicken and worked on the Nemo spin off Samy the Turtle animation film. Her other character works includes creating a character for LionGate Films The Hunger Games Exhibition in Los Vegas replacing Stanley Tucci’s iconic character… further Animation work includes The Droogles, the Fox, & Tiger Tales amongst others.

She was also Nominated for the Society of Voice Arts Awards in Los Angeles USA for her Video Game Reel in the International Awards The Voice Arts Awards.

Dianne has voiced thousands of videos and publicities, for Mercedes, Thalys, Eurostar, Google’s Nest, Sony, Samsonite, Nokia, Toyota, Miele, Ikea, Shurgard, Radisson Hotel Group, Guylian Chocolates, Barcardi Breezer, and her team won the Cannes Golden Lion award winner for their campaign: “Reporters without Boarders” and also won at the European Promo Awards for TV channel Vijf’s campaign in Belgium. Dianne also does Dubbing, IVR, AVR, E-Learning and practically anything you can voice she does it.

Dianne is fully training in Motion & Performance Capture with Mocap Vaults, Centroid Studios and Audio Motion in the UK.

In the UK Dianne appeared various theatre productions at the London Palladium, the Young Vic London, & the Bath Theatre Royal working for the ENO and also Battersea Arts Centre Festivals.

Dianne has worked in the Contemporary Theatre and Art scene with Belgian/American Theatre maker Davis Freeman co-creating and performing in Assassins at Extremis Festival (Toulouse), Vooruit (Gent), Monty (Antwerp), Teatergarasejen & AvantGarden, Norway and Malta Festival (Poland). Worked with Fieldworks on their piece Borrowed Landscape which is touring Europe. In the Two Perfect Most Perfect Things by Adrian Fisher in L’Hermitage Hotel Monaco and with the American Theatre Group Nature Theater of Oklahoma in Episode 2: Life and Times at the Kaai Theater (Brussels), de Singel (Antwerp) and Vooruit (Gent). Dianne directed her theatre creation For Your Ears Only which Premiered at the Beursschouwburg Brussels, played in Kunstencentrum BUDA and Monty Antwerp. And collaborated with Choreographer Moya Michael on her solo piece KoiSwan which Dianne subsequently played in at Vooruit (Gent) and the KVS (Brussels).

For Contemporary Art projects, Dianne has performed in various films of Marie Jose Burki, that have toured European Galleries, recorded the voice for Ana Torfs for her piece Stain for Manifesta Exhibition 2012 and Egle Budvytyte for her performance Choreography for the Running Male in the Sydney Bienniale Arts Festival 2014 and for Amy Balkins piece The Atmosphere: a Guide for the Artefact Festival 2016 in Leuven.

Finally Dianne works as a professional singer for Classical & Music Theatre performances internationally. Along with her theatre work she conceived the musical comedy act the PushUps which performed, amongst other venues, at the Smartival Festival, Ancienne Belgique for the Humo TV awards in 2009 and then toured in France with Beverly Jo Scott.

Dianne has also been giving Voice & Performance courses at several Arts Institutions including KASK, The Royal Radio Film and TV School and La Cambre Belgium, and will be also guest professor at the internationally acclaimed Video Game School DAE in the next years to come.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Hair: Brown              Eyes: Brown               Height: 172 cm           Build: Slim         Dress Size: 38         Shoe Size: 39/40

Study and Education

1987-1996             Classical singing studying under John Davies Sydney Australia

1991                        Jazz fundamentals NSW Conservatorium of Music Sydney Australia

1994-1996             Bachelor of Arts – Performance University of Western Sydney Australia

1998                       Classical singing studying under Florence Taylor O.B.E. Sydney Australia

1998-2000             Musical Theatre/Contemporary singing studying under Mark Meylan London UK

1998-2001             Various acting courses Actors Centre London UK

2001                        Musical Theatre/Contemporary studying under Maureen Scott London UK

2000                       Classical singing studying under Dina Harris London UK

2001-2002            Classical singing studying under Dynah Bryant Brussels Beligum

2002-2004            Classical singing studying under Margarida Codina Nativitade Brussels Beligum

2004-2008            Classsical singing studying under Alexandra Paris Stone Brussels Beligum

2005 & 2009         The Institute for Living Voice with David Moss & Muziktheater Transparant Australia & Belgium

2009-2010             a.pass 1 year Post Masters Programme – Antwerp a.pt division

Vocal Range : Mezzo Soprano

Other Acting courses/Workshops:

The Actor’s Centre – Sydney, Australia

The Actors Centre – London UK

Various Voice Over coaching and training in Video Games VO and Animation techniques

Motion Capture Mocap Vaults and Centroid Studios London UK.

Vocal Range : Mezzo Soprano

Other Singing courses/Workshops:
Florence Taylor O.B.E Sydney Australia
Mark Meylan Musical Theatre Coach London
Jazz Fundamentals Conservatory of Music Sydney Australia
Maureen Scott Pop Expert London UK
Dina Harris London UK
Alexandra Paris Stone Brussels Belgium
The Institute for Living Voice with David Moss & Muziktheater Transparant Australia & Belgium

Professional Experience

Director, assistant & coach : THEATRE

You can’t kill a person by painting them Gold! 2017: This creation by Celine Gillian I was involved as a coach to the performer and creator of the piece as from both the vocal and directorial side. It is a lecture performance focusing on feminist issues in relation

For Your Ears Only 2015: “Our perception of space depends as much on what we hear as on what we see” – Max Neuhaus.

This creation is a Radiophonic Theatrical Sound performance or as sound specialitst Barry Blesser calls it: ‘Eventscape’. It deals in principle with how to create a spectacle for theatre purely based on Sound in space & time using the Radio or Hear ‘play’ form. It focuses on how the audience constructs it’s own performance from voice and sound. Which in turn, as it is placed in the theatre itself using the stage as a reflection, it challenges the perceptions of the theatrical space, its potential and limitations, illustrating that sound has a significant place as a primary performance medium.

Collaborators: Superamas and featuring Elke Van Campenhout,  Pieter T’Jonck & Andrew Haydon as “the Critics” it premiered in the Beursshouwburg Brussels in Feb 2015, Kunstencentrum BUDA We Love Radio Festival 2015, the Monty, with further dates in Vooruit season 2015/16.

Produced by: Kunstenwerkplaats Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts LabCo-Production: Kunstencentrum BUDA, Beursschouwburg, Vooruit

Supported by:  Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Critical Path – Choreographic Research Centre Sydney Australia   Previous Residencies : Work Space Brussels & nadine (Belgium)

Sproutland SoundLab 2010-2015:  I was responsible for setting up a collective of Sound Artists which conduct Labs/Workshops/Ateliers in the these four werkplaatz: Kunstenwerkplaatz de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab Arts Lab, Les Bains: Connective, QO2 and Nadine Plateau. Working on common research questions and themes revolving around Sound Projects (http://sproutland.wordpress.com)

the Passage reinvented Lecture Performance 2013: 3 years after conceiving and performing the original  the Passage… Voice Installation Performance, I re-visited this material with this ”RE-cycling, RE-Inventing idea ‘the Passage….a Lecture Performance’. With this work I am interested in the ‘RE-Make’ of musical material, and finding ways to develop some systems of re-construction and translation of it into the Lecture Performance frame.

the Passage…2010: is a vocal performance/installation for 4 performers that is based on the film of George Perec, Recits d’Ellis Island that was created as a final presentation from the research at a.pt (www.a.pass.be) (Supported by de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab & Les Bains Connective) with Davis Freeman, Myriam Van Imschoot, Dianne Weller and Tracee Westmoreland.

Ad Libitum 2009: Over the Top is a music theatre piece for 2 performers written and composed by Alejandro Petrasso and Dianne Weller. This piece was devised by both Petrasso and Weller. It uses composed songs played over Vinal records mixing the two harmonies and melodies to create new music. The scenes, a collage of information from operas La Traviata and Tristian and Isolde and synopsis’ which became theatrical texts.

the PushUps:  an acapella ensemble of 6 women from different countries around the globe singing rock and pop music in a trash cabaret. Funny and Fresh. (Supported by de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab)

2008            DadaBar Brussels

Smartival Brussels

Humo TV Awards Ceremony, Anncienne Belgique Brussels

2009            de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab’s New Years’ Celebration

Pisspoten Festival Brussels

Miss Homeless Feature Film (release Gent Film Festival 2010)

Tour of France with BJ Scott, Paul Personne and Axel Bauer:

Grimaud/St Tropez France

Pau France

Pont Audemer France

Amneville France

Lille France

2010              Les Bains Opening 2010

Antibes France

Brigittines Brussels

Assistant to Musical Direction for ‘Assassins’ – Stephen Sondheim 2007-2009: (directed by Davis Freeman) Assassins is a contemporary theatre look at Stephen Sondheim’s musical theatre piece about the assassinators of the American presidents. I was responsible for working on training the voices of the company from both singing and voice aspects. Working of sound production assisting the musical director and director and speech of the performers; coaching accents and dialogues. http://www.mokum.be/en/archives/project/Assassins.html

Ictus Ensemble: Harry Partch/arr: Tim Marien Kaai theatre premiere 2009: Ictus Ensemble. For this musical programme I was responsible for the vocal work within the piece by assisting working with and on the accents, artistic interpretation, and voice production. http://www.ictus.be/home.html

The Super Show 2007: (directed by Maria Clara Villa Lobos) the Super Show was a music & dance theatre piece from which I was responsible for singing and voice tuition for the cast. Assisting with accents and voice production, vocally and singing instruction & production. http://www.mc-villalobos.com/spectacles.php?id=1

Director, FILM :

2005 Amazing Love a TropFest entry about couples that are just not meant to be together but find love at Ikea of all places.

2006-2021 Co-directed various video clips for the PushUps and my own theatre productions

FILM & TELEVISION : credits as an actor

2021 Karen No Harm Done Wow Productions directed by Nathan Large

2020 Sarah Castle Minister of Culture and Sport The Window Velvet Films

2019 American Ambassador Cellule de Crise Tipimage Productions

2019 Real Estate Agent Cosmogony Directed by Vincent Parranaud Wrong Men Productions

2017 Jan Raphael Find Me In Paris Directed by Matt Bloom Disney TV

2016 HQ Receptionist the Missing Season II Directed by Ben Chanan BBC/ABC

2015  Lead role in Algorithm Directed by Fanny Zaman Trope-Edition Flanders Image Productions

2014  Short film Follow for  role Celine  Directed by Leslie Verbeek  producer: Ghent Film Festival

2013  Origin Lead role Kate French  Short Film  Directed by Tom Willems  Producer Caviar Productions

2013  Ushi Must Marry  role Nurse  Directed by Paul Ruvens Producer: Caviar Productions

2013  Working for Equality role Café server/Phone centre girl  Directed by Kurt de Leijer

Producer: Caviar Productions

2013 Miss Homeless Feature Film Actor in the group the PushUps Miss Homeless Feature Film

Directed by Daniel Lambo Lambo Films

2000  Casualty role Peta Episode The Great Pretender Directed by Jim O’Hanlon  BBC Productions

BBC One.

2008 Le plus belle diner du Monde Woman Directed by Marie Jose Burki

2007 Another story Brown haired woman  Directed by Marie Jose Burki

2007 A nos jours Actor Directed by Marie Jose Burki

2006 The Voice The Voice Directed by Erwan Maheo for the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

2005 Amazing Love Short Film Patricia Directed by Dianne Weller Abysse Productions Australia/Belgium

1999  Thicker Than Water  role: Deborah Jean  Short Film directed by Danetta Loretta Jackson

Producer: London International Film School

1997 Water Rats role: Kate Perrin Directed by Steve Mann  Producer: Southern Star Productions

1990  Flirting  role : School kid  Director: John Duigan  Kennedy Miller Productions

Commercials : credits as an Actor

2020 Woman Real Life Insurance

1996  Friend Casino Days Sydney Casino Commercial

Radio:
1996 Fat Lady Character for 2MMM Radio station Sydney Australia

Presenting & Corporate Films:

2020 Presenter Deloitte MotionMakers Productions

2019 Presenter EuroClear Make Stoemp Productions

2018  Presenter EuroNews Arizona Productions

2018 Presenter Puratos Kasken Films

2017 Mum VK Architects & Engineers Leitmo.tv

2016 Presenter TNT Arizona Films

2015 Presenter Chapps Inspector/App Promvideo

2014 Presenter Casino Gaming show TV Pilot CM Telecom

2010 Actor European Social Funds ESN Brussels Belgium

2010 Presenter Living Tomorrow Visions Brussels Belgium

 

Voice-over Work includes:

Radio Drama: 

2019 The Space Race Captain Armstrong Audible & B7Media Productions

2018 The Christchurch Murder UK Nurse, Australian School teacher, NZ School kids BBC Radio4 Allegra Productions

2017 I, Robot Isaac Asimov Ep.1Grace Byerley & Ep.5 Robot SZ37 BBC Radio4 & B7Media Productions

2017 Dan Dare Anastasia Onboard Computer BBC Radio4 & B7Media Productions

Video Games:

2019 Wolfenstein series Machine Games Odette Lémieux

2019 Home Sweet Home YGG Ep 2 Jane and Ratri

2018 Elite Dangerous Frontier Developments Felicia Winters, Arissa Lavigny Duval, Jasmina Halsey

2017 Home Sweet Home YGG Ep 1 Jane

2017 Dreamwalkers PlayMeStudio Evee

2015 Elsword, Yu-Gi-Oh! KOG Games Aisha, Els, Reina, NPC

Commercials and Corporate Jobs: Voiced over thousands of films and videos including for brands such as: Guylian Chocloates((Belgium, UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand), Senseo (Belgium, UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand), Samsonite (Europe, UK, South Africa), Eurostar (UK, Belgium), Bicardi, Mercedes, Vitalinea, Noka (Belgium) Natura 2000 Network (Europe) Shurgard(Australia UK) Toyota Thayls (Europe) Starwood Preferred Hotels International (US) Reporters without Boarders (Europe) Jaquemotte Coffee, Miele, (Belgium) Scholl Fooware (UK Australia), Washing Ball, Skineance Steam Machine (USA)

Also I work in E-Learning, Dubbing, IVR, ADR, Medical Narration, AudioBooks. You name it I do it.

Animations:
2017 The Chicken The Fox Sonic Film
2017 Various Crash Voices Multiple Animatics for Animation Series Sonic Film
2015 Mum The Clikkers Emakina Productions
2015 Various Voices Percy’s Tiger Tales Sonic Film
2015 Various Crash Voices Samy the movie Nexux Factory
2010 Magneta The Droogles Caron TV

Exhibitions:

2019 The Hunger Games Exhibition Los Vegas Varia Lion Gates Films & Sonic Film

2019 Pikant Narrator Phoebus Foundation & Sonic Film

2019 Vlaames Meesters Exhibition Narrator 4 Audio

2019 Museo Galle-Romain Narrator SoundWizard Studios

2018 Plantum Moretus Museum Various Characters 4 Audio

2015 Wernik Tobacco Museum  Narrator

2015 Waterloo Region Museum Belgium Narrator

 

Theatre & Performance

2019/2020 KoiSwan Choreographed by Moya Michael Vooruit Gent, KVS Brussels

2015/2016 For Your Ears Only multiple characters For Your Ears Only directed by Dianne Weller Beursschouwburg Brussels, Buda Kortijk, Monty Antwerp Vooruit Gent

2013 the Passage Lecture Performance Solo Performance directed by Dianne Weller  SZenne Artlab Space Brussels

2012  Episode 2 Life & Times ‘Extra’directed by the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma Kaai Theater Brussels,
de Singel Antwerp & Vooruit Gent

2007/2009/2010 Assassins Sondheim Performer and Vocal Coach, Musical Theatre directed by Davis Freeman and Random Scream Productions CC Brugge, Theatre Garasjen, the Theatre Garden Norway, The Malta Festival Poznan Poland, Theatre Garonne, Toulouse France, Montey, Antwerp Beligum de Singel, Antwerp

2010 the Passage… Created by Dianne Weller de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab Brussels, in conjunction with a.pass Belgium, Theatre Marni, Brussels, Vooruit, Gent

2009 Actor Over the Top Singer Actor Over the Top Ad Libitum, directed by Alessandro Petrasso de Kunstenwerkplaatz de Pianofabriek Arts Lab
Brussels 123 Opening Day Dianne Weller Intervention Dada Bar Brussels

2007 The Super Show Vocal Coach  Touring production Europe Brussels based
Maria Clara Villa Lobos dir. For Director Maria Clara Villa Lobos

2001 Blue Remembered Hills AudreyBath Theatre Royal Bath UK

2001 Blackrock Dianne Kirby  Young Vic Theatre London UK

2000 Spring Awakening Frau Bergmann Bath Theatre Royal Bath UK

1999 The Dysfunctional Family Girlfriend Tristan Bates Theatre London UK
Battersea Arts Centre Opera Festival

1999 In Our Time Soloist London 2000 :  London Palladium Theatre UK

1993 Amadeus Katarina Kavalieri Enmore Theatre Sydney Australia

1996 Top Girls Pope Joan Louise Theatre Nepean Sydney Australia

1996 The Mai Millie Theatre Nepean Sydney Australia

1995 La Barracca Pierrot Theatre Nepean Sydney Australia

 

Vocal
Recital Repetoire Venue
Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre Melbourne Arts Festival 2004 Melbourne Australia
Zarzuelas La Gran Via & Corporate commission KBC Bank, Brussels Belgium
El Duo in Africana
Strauss Leider BG Gallery Vernissage Brussels Belgium
Various Opera Arias & Scenes Corporate Private functions – Sydney Australia
Various Opera Aria & Scenes City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall
German Leider, Italian & Weddings and funerals in Australia UK and Belgium
French Art Songs

Opera
Year Role Opera Composer Venue
1999 Sue Opera Soap Fraser/Pratt Battersea Arts Ctre Contemporary Opera Festival UK
1989 2nd Lady Magic Flute Mozart Sydney Town Hall Recital

Oratorio
Piece Composer Venue
Hymn to St Cecila Britten Sydney University Choir Australia
Requium – soloist Mozart City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall
Requium – soloist Verdi Eugene Goossens Hall Sydney
Messiah – soloist Handel City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall
Gloria – soloist Vivaldi City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall
St Matthew Passion Bach City of Sydney Vocal Ensemble, Sydney Town Hall
Israel in Eygpt Handel Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Belshazzars Feast Walton Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Carminia Burana Orff Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Coronation Ode Elgar Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

Spectacle/Performance
Contemporary Art
2014 ‘Choreography for the Running Male’ Sydney Biennale Egle Budvytyte
2014  Borrowed Landscape Fieldworks European Tour
2016 The Atmosphere: A guide Artefact Festival STUK Amy Balkin –
2012 Manifesta Biennale of Contemporary Art Europe – Ana Torfs – Stain project
Theatrical
2007 The Kansas City Shuffle la Raffinerie Brussels & Stuk Leuven Belgium
2006 Tu montes? I hear voices Installation piece at the Kaai Theater Belgium for Artist Nadia Lauro – Contemporary improvisation
1997 Cirque de Noel (Similar to Cirque de Soleil opera vocal) Sydney Cricket
Grounds Sydney Australia
1997 Circus Extravaganza (Similar to Cirque de Soleil opera vocal) Queen Victoria
Building Sydney Birthday Celebrations Australia
1994 Contemporary Classical Impro Installation for Madame Lash Soloist CThe Art Gallery of NSW Sydney Australia

Awards and Nominations:

2018 Nominated for Most Outstanding Video Games Voice Reel at the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Awards Los Angeles USA

2017 Gold for best Audio Series for I, Robot, New York Radio Awards USA

2017 Gold for best Audio Series for Dan Dare Series, New York Radio Awards USA

2010 Cannes Golden Lion for Reporters without Boarders Fance

2007 Best TV Trailer for Belgian TV station Vij

 

Special Skills:
Performance Capture Actress, Singing-Classical/Jazz/Musical Theatre/Acoustic/Pop/Acapella (professional level), swimming (certified teacher), yoga, dance (jazz ballet), impersonations and accents: Australian; British; RP, London, Cockney, American (General American/NY/ West Coast); French; South African, Eastern European, Russian, Turkish, Irish.

Languages: Native English, French (Intermediate)

Appearance:
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Skin Colour: Caucasian
Height: 172cms / 5″2″
Build: Slight
Weight: 62kgs / 7st

D.O.B: 17-3-69
Age range: 35-50

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