Ellie Neal

Ellie graduated from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in 2016 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting). In 2016 she travelled to Los Angeles to attend The Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute for an internship of intensive classes under the tutelage of David Strasberg.

Ellie’s musical theatre credits include The Wizard of Oz, Disco Inferno, Into the Woods (Toi Whakaari); Sophie in Mamma Mia! (Wellington Musical Theatre) and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (The Court Theatre).

A highlight of her career was opening her own theatre company, Vision Theatre NZ in 2015. She starred in its first production, The Last Five Years, under the musical direction of West End’s Mark Dorrell. The show achieved rave reviews and sold out audiences.

Ellie also had a love of screen acting and has appeared in James Ashcroft’s short films The Usher and Marching, and Chaz Harris’ short film Awake which will be included in the New Zealand feature film Encounters. She also played Morgan in the post-apocalyptic web series End of Term (TVNZ On Demand).

Ellie would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support. And a special thank you goes out to her mum, the Elphaba to her Glinda!

Ellie Neal

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