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Tessa Olsson
Tessa Olsson she/her
Height

169cm


Hair

Blonde

Eyes

Blue


Age Range

16-27

About Tessa

Tessa’s acting training began when she was small - pretending she liked the Barbie Dolls she was given on birthdays was no easy task. Born in New Zealand and raised on a kiwifruit orchard, Tessa was far more interested in fishing, horse riding, bug hunting, hayforts, mudslides, and teaching her chickens how to swim (don’t ask how that went).

Then, when she saw Wicked on the West End, she completed one of the harshest u-turns known to man and began taking Ballet classes. She sucked at first but one thing led to another and before she knew it she was moving to Australia to begin a Diploma of Musical Theatre at WAAPA. Now at NIDA, Tessa is excited to be completing her final year, and can’t wait to see what lies ahead in the big, adult world.

NIDA Productions

Johanna
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Loby/Doby
The Visit

Mrs Peachum
The Dollar Opera

Arina
The Marriage

Macbeth/Porter/Witch
Macbeth

Lou
DNA

Kathryn
Splendour