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Interview

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Cast & Creatives

Akina Edmonds

Born and raised in New Zealand,  Akina graduated from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts in Christchurch in 2008 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts via Music Theatre.

 

In her graduating year, Akina was cast in the Australian tour of Buddy Holly the Musical., For the following ten years, Akina continued her work in the Australian Musical Theatre industry and went on to join the casts of major musical productions including Avenue Q,  Hairspray,  An Officer and a Gentleman, a co-op of Children of Eden,  two and a half year Australian tour with Disney’s The Lion King, Australasian premiere of Sister Act the Musical, where not only did she get to play the starring role of Deloris van Cartier but more honourably - her first major project on home soil.  She had the pleasure to work for Michael Cassel’s production of Beautiful; The Carole King Musical,  where she played a Shirelle and Janelle Woods.

 

Head to akinamaria.com catch some of Akina's appearances on The Voice Australia season and much more.

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