Tara Canton Actor Profile







Wellington, New Zealand


170 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Tara Canton, a 2023 graduate of Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School, is making waves as a breakthrough star in TVNZ/ITV's ‘After the Party,’ alongside Robyn Malcolm and Peter Mullan.
Her impressive theatrical repertoire includes notable performances in the 2023 development season of New Zealand musical ‘House on Fire,’ WITCH Music Theatre’s ‘Into the Woods’ and Toi Whakaari’s ‘And What Remains.


2020Play It Strange Original Songwriting Competition - National Finalist
2020Play It Strange Original Songwriting Competition - National Winner Lyric Award
2019New Zealand Singing School - Faculty Musical Theatre Award Winner
2018Play It Strange Original Songwriting Competition - National Finalist
2016Smokefree Rockquest Original Songwriting Competition - Wellington Regional Winner

Film Film.

2023Away With The FaeriesMacy (Lead)Dir. Leo Haychapman
2023Blue LightsMegan Green (Lead)Dir. Bala Shingrade
2023The InstituteJun (Lead)Dir. Jonathan King
2022Eagle vs SharkLily (Lead)Dir. Vaughan Slinn


2023After The PartyGrace MacKenzie (Lead)Dir. Peter Salmon


2023And What RemainsAnaDir. Regan Taylor
2023House On FireRiver ReinsDir. Margaret-Mary Hollins
2023Into The WoodsJackDir. Nick Lerew
2022Mimic AnotherDancer/SingerDir. Ross McCormack
2020Ladies In BlackLisaDir. Sandy Brewer
2020NunsenseSister Robert AnneDir. Lindsey Rusling
201825th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeMarcy ParkDir. Lindsey Rusling
2018Bugsy MaloneBlousey BrownDir. Paul Cotton
2014Annie NZ TourTessieDir. Anton Luitingh
2014The Sound of Music NZ TourBrigitta Von TrappDir. Anton Luitingh


American accent workshop with Jacque Drew - 2023
Audition Workshop with Miranda Rivers - 2023
Audition Workshop with Tina Cleary - 2023
Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting) - 2023
Vocal lessons with Jo Hodgson and Jane Keller - 2023
American Accent Workshop with Mary McDonald-Lewis - 2022
English accent workshop with Mary McDonald-Lewis - 2022
Professional Level Adult Acting for Screen with Miranda Harcourt - 2022
Classical Ballet RAD Advanced 1 and 2 with Distinction - 2020
Hip Hop competitive Dance Crew - Hip Hop Unite and NZ School’s competition - 2020
Jazz NZAMD Solo Seal and Advanced 2 with High Distinction - 2020
Tap NZAMD Grade 7 with Distinction - 2020
Trinity Musical Theatre Examination Grade 8 with Distinction - 2020
NZ Singing School - Eastern Institute of Technology, NZ - 2019