Kirsten Ibbetson



Perth, Australia


172 cm

Age Range




Career Highlights

Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts - Acting Major
Unitec - Graduation 2009

Westside Series 2 (TVD)
South Pacific Pictures
Role: Riana Director: Various

Nothing Trivial (TVD)
South Pacific Pictures
Role: Huia

The Almighty Johnsons (TVD)
South Pacific Pictures
Role: Jaime

Super City - TV3 (TVD)
Super Fumes Limited
Role: Keisha Director: Taika Waititi


2007Study Awards $2000 scholarship for Unitec
2006Excellence in 7th Form Drama - Baradene College
2006Serious Actors Mask - Winner Baradene College
2006Theatre Sports player of the year Theresa Hanaray Cup - Baradene College

Short Film.

2018For Name's Sake CaitlinDir. Duran Maihi
2017Falling In LoveCatherine Mau Dir. Duran Maihi
2011The Lonely Hearts ClubMiaIndependent
Dir. Ryan Mansfield
2009Neither WorldJuliette Valentine (Lead)Unitec
Dir. John Callen
2009Train StationAmanda Peters (Lead)Unitec
Dir. Karen Peredo
2008Dumb CuntSina (Lead)Unitec
Dir. Aden Shilito
2008Impressionable TalentJulie Roberts (Lead)Unitec
Dir. Chris Campbell
2006Bus StopLizzie (Main)Auckland University
Dir. Esther Cahill-Chiaroni


2019Westside 5Detective RianaSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2018Brokenwood 5 Awhina Collins Dir. Various
2018Shortland StWhina Tumanako (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2017Westside Series 4Riana
2016Westside Series 3Riana (Major Recurring Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2015Westside Series 2Riana (Major Recurring Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2011Nothing TrivialHuia (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2011Playground Friends (Pilot)K-FriendIndependent
Dir. Patricia Phelan
2010Super City - TV3Keisha (Support)Super Fumes Limited
Dir. Taika Waititi
2010The Almighty Johnsons - Series/TV3Jaime (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2009The Kiwi Who Saved BritianWAAF # 6
Dir. John Callen
2005InterrogationLagi Edith Leafa (Featured guest)Episode # 5 'Where there's smoke'
Dir. Fiona Samuels


2010E.K.Z TV - Comedy Festival - The ElectricKokoZoids Theatre CoSinger/Performer/Vocal CoachThe Herald Theatre
Dir. Self Directed/Devised
2010Shafted/Wallflower - Tea & Scones Theatre CoViolyte (Lead)The Basement Theatre
Dir. Patricia Phelan
2009Ioane & AlofaAlofa (Main)Unitec
Dir. Patricia Phelan
2009MacbethMacbeth Act 2, Kings Attendant, Bloody Apparition & Young Seyward (Various)Unitec
Dir. Cathy Downes
2009New YorkKindergarten Teacher (Lead)Dir. Milton Justice
2009Our TownMrs Webb (Supporting Lead)Unitec
Dir. Milton Justice
2009ShaftedViolyte (Lead)Co-ops Unitec
Dir. Self Devised - Kirsten Ibbetson
2009Treasure IslandGunpowder Gertrude (Lead)The Outfit Theatre Co. TAPAC
Dir. Alison Quigan
2008It Doesn't Mean AnythingEmmaUnitec
Dir. Ros Gardner
2008Singing SolosDe-LovelyUnitec
Dir. Louise Britman and Heath Jones
2008Summer FolkSonyaUnitec
Dir. Heath Jones
2008The Flying JugJune/ReporterUnitec
Dir. Pedro Illgenfritz
2007Bulgarians of OldRujaAuckland City Library
Dir. Ellie Great
2007Class ActCherie (Lead)Unitec
Dir. Jacque Drew
2006Wednesdays ChildLaura (Lead)Baradene College
Dir. Verity Davison
2005AntigoneChorusBaradene College
Dir. Verity Davison
2004The Devils DiscipleChristopher DudgeonBaradene College
Dir. Theresa Hanaray
2003The Last LaughMrs DismalBaradene College
Dir. Theresa Hanaray


2011MIT Coach
2009Bartholomew Goes HomeIsadoraIndependant Short Film
Dir. Joanna Ibell
2009Neither WorldVocals for 'Forget Me'Dir. John Callen


Cracking The Code- Improvisation Workshop with Glenn Hall - 2019
Matt Baker - Acting Workshop on Creating Character - 2018
Dave Newman Self-tape Master Class - 2017
US Screen Acting and Accent Workshop - 2011, Terri De'Ath
Auditioning for Screen Workshop - Barefoot - 2010
Voice Training Workshop - 2009, with Ian Hughes
Fast Turnaround Television Workshop - - 2008, South Pacific Pictures - John Callen
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts - Acting Major - 2007, Unitec - Graduation 2009
Theatresports - 2006, Leadership/Teaching workshop TAPAC
Onscreen Acting Course - 2005, Jan Saussey
Howick Little Theatre - 2000, Acting classes with Denise Cheeseman