Gabrielle Ward is a Melbourne-based, Sydney-born artist. After completing Music Theatre Foundation at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2018, she commenced studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre), graduating in 2021. In her graduating year Gabrielle performed in a self-devised piece Mongrel, was dance captain/ensemble in The Hello Girls (dir. Jason Langley & Leah Howard) and played Nickie in Sweet Charity (dir. Jayde Kirchert).
Gabrielle’s professional music theatre debut was as Jane Banks in Mary Poppins (Cameron Mackintosh). Prior to VCA, Gabrielle graduated from Newtown Performing Arts specialising in acting and has trained in all styles of dance at The Glenda Yee School of Dance since 2002.
Her theatre credits include directing the new Australian musical ‘Murder is an Art’ by Connor Beaumont at the Butterfly Club, Brigid in Antipode Theatre’s workshop of ‘The Humans’ by Stephan Karam, performer and assistant dir. in Citizen Theatre’s ‘Ego Machine’ and debuting the character of Stranger Thing’s Will Buyers in the Australian premiere of ‘Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical’ by Salty Theatre.
Her TV credits include a featured segment on Disney Channel’s A Guide To, Kasey Chambers music video The Rain and various TV commercials.
More recently, Gabrielle was the director/choreographer of ‘The Human Centipede Parody Musical’ by Synergy Co. at The Alex Theatre.