Sophie Kesteven

Sophie Kesteven


Born and bred in Perth, Sophie’s performance background began through classical ballet, contemporary dance, viola and piano. It wasn’t until high school that a love of acting took over, cutting her theatre teeth as Thersites in Troilus and Cressida, Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar and Mrs Smith in The Bald Prima Donna. Through such productions she developed her appreciation of varying theatrical forms.

After graduating high school, topping the state in English Literature and receiving a distinction in Drama, Sophie’s hunger for adventure took her on a gap year through Europe. Upon returning she immediately sought to immerse herself in Perth’s performance scene, undertaking a scholarship-supported Bachelor of Arts (Performance Studies) at Curtin University, independent theatre productions, including Metcalfe Theatre’s The Sugar Mother, Dennis Kelley’s DNA for WAYTCo, and workshops in Improvisation. She also appeared in Nakatomi Pictures’ independent feature film, Sororal, released earlier in 2014.

Sophie’s time at NIDA has unlocked a love of film and devised theatre, and has allowed her to translate her passion for reading and writing over to the stage. She looks forward to contributing to the performance industry in her new career on the East Coast.

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