Hey I'm Casey! I'm 20 years old and have grown up in the south- eastern suburbs of Melbourne. As a kid, I spent my time on our family farm, playing with the cows, having mud baths in the dams, motorbike riding, snow skiing, and all things water sports. Whilst I'm still a tomboy at heart, these days I find joy in spending time with family and friends, travelling, fitness, fashion and of course... food.
Although I've changed in so many ways since I was younger, one thing has stayed the same- my love for performing. In fact it is now my passion.
I've grown up as the oldest of 4 children in a tight- knit family. I have been lucky enough to have the most supportive parents who have encouraged to follow my love for the arts.
It all started at 4 years of age when mum put me into ballet classes in my pink tutu and ballet shoes- which I also slept and bathed in- I never wanted to take them off! ( Yes I still own them packed away in a box, but sadly I've outgrown them.)
Unfortunately, my passion for dance didn't continue past the age of 12, but it was the beginning of something new. At the age of 8, I was convinced I wanted to be an actor and begged my parents to put me into acting classes; however, although they were supportive, they were hesitant due to the competitive nature of the industry. After 4 years of constant nagging they gave in and signed me up to a youth theatre group which i continued through to the age of 17.
After finishing VCE, I threw myself into TAFTA’s full time program, which was one of the scariest decisions I've ever made but also the most rewarding experience. During my time at TAFTA, I met Paul Parker, a teacher who I really connected with and found his way of teaching empowering . Since graduating, Paul has been my private coach and mentor. It's unbelievable how much he has taught me and how much I've grown- not only as an actor, but as a person- in such a short amount of time.
Currently, I'm juggling two jobs, studying with Paul, doing voice and dialect classes with my coach Jenny Kent and throwing myself into as many workshops as possible to improve my craft.
I work hard every day for what I want and even harder for what I love. Knowing what I want and loving what I do is what keeps me motivated. "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you”- this is a quote I live by. It reminds me to face my fears and overcome obstacles to get what I want and where I want to be.
I believe that the difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do to get there, and this is just the beginning of my story…