Melbourne-born and raised, Bianca Bruce’s love for theatre and performing started when she joined her family dance school at age 2. During high school she went on to perform as a lead vocalist in a number of Victorian State School Spectaculars, leading to roles in university productions. A particular highlight was to perform in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Pacific School Games.
Over the past few years Bianca has joined the Australian Premiere cast of “In the Heights” as Camila including a return season; toured to Singapore with “The Balinese Princess and the Funky Monkey”; performed in a number of Melbourne Fringe Festival Shows as well as another Australian Premiere cast as Ethel in StageArt’s “Memphis the Musical”.
Bianca has also been seen around Melbourne as a lounge singer in Roc’s Bar, and a regular performer for Slow Dance Social, a ‘non-heteronormative dance-card driven slow dance soiree and fundraising event’.
ICACM’s overall pedagogy of celebrating diversity and broadening cultural representation really speaks to Bianca personally.