Bio

Hope Devaney’s passion for acting on stage and screen began at a later age. Having already established herself as a sought-­‐after dancer and singer, at 19 years of age Devaney successfully applied for the Certificate IV in Musical Theatre at one of Australia’s leading performing arts schools, Dance World Studios in Melbourne. Her talent was instantly recognised by her teachers and she received a “Colours Scholarship” and the “Most Diligent Student of the Year” award.Shortly after graduating in 2009, Devaney made her stage debut in the Australasian tour of “Chicago the Musical”. Continuing her run of success, Devaney landed an ensemble role in the stage production of “Kismet”. Returning to Perth, she has won roles as the lead dancer for international and national stars such as Guy Sebastian, Samantha Jade and Prinnie Stevens. Devaney has continued to impress audiences with her vocal talents, performing as the lead singer for Perth’s own “Miss Scarlet Burlesque” directed by Janelle Vaccaro.Since returning to Perth, Devaney has immersed herself in high quality training and courses to hone and extend her skills. She has completed workshops run by the world renowned NIDA and WAAPA and has ventured into screen acting with courses delivered by industry professionals at Perth Actors Collective and Nicholson’s Academy of Screen Acting. In January 2014, Devaney was selected for the Hollywood Immersive programme for actors in Los Angeles where she worked closely with director Lilly Dawson. She has also had extensive accent training and can deliver a range of accents with accuracy.

September Last year Devaney showcased her versatility as an actor when she took to the stage in the lead role of Georgie in Trevor Dhu’s production of “Spike Heels”. The role gave audiences the opportunity to see her ability to transition between dramatic and comedic acting. Following Spike heels Devaney was selected for Miss Universe top 70 in Perth W.A for 2015. Devaney has just finished wrapping up in the lead role as Andrea for Rodman Pictures Film “Lurking Woods”. Versatility, passion and professionalism are all qualities one can expect to find in this truly talented performer.

 

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