Jennifer Ward Lealand - Masterclass Tutor, 2008 Summers School
Since she first trod the boards at the age of 7, Jennifer has become one of New Zealand’s leading actresses. She has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, musical and radio for over 25 years.
In 1989/90, Jennifer toured NZ and internationally with The Front Lawn, performing to sell-out houses. In the mid 90s she moved to Australia to appear in the comedy TV series Full Frontal Most recently, she performed to sell-out houses in Decadence at the Maidment Theatre and in My Name is Gary Cooper for Auckland Theatre Company.
In 2003, Jennifer devised and performed a one-woman cabaret Falling in Love Again featuring the songs of Marlene Dietrich, and since then she has toured the show extensively throughout New Zealand, and most recently to Australia.
Jennifer serves as a board member of the Silo Theatre and WIFT- Women in Film and Television, is President of NZ Actors Equity and was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours list for her services to theatre and the community