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Skye Russell

1st Lang: English     
Eyes: Blue     Hair: Brown     Height: 1.69     

2016 Brett Goldin Bursary Finalist
2015 Fleur Du Cap Nomination - Most Promising Student
2014 University of Cape Town Drama Award - The Yvonne Banning Cup for Voice
2014 Distinction for Final Year Acting
2014 Dean’s Merit List
2011 UCT Dean’s Merit List
2009 Winner of the Chris Corlett cultural Award for most outstanding student
2007 Winner of the Western Cape Best of the Best Artscape Opera House
Participated in a number of eisteddfods and exams in tap, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, singing and drama.

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
STREET TRASH OneEyed Woman dir. Ryan Kruger
MASINGA Zara dir. Mark Engels, Impi Films
REDEEMING LOVE Torie dir. DJ Caruso, Pure Flix, Nthibah
DEAD IN THE WATER Rusty dir. Sheldon Wilson, Blue Ice Pictures
OUR ALBERTINIA Rose dir. Chantel Clarke, Columbia New York
GOOD MOURNING Sandrine dir. Ian Morgan, Tintoy Productions
SERPENT Pam dir. Amanda Evans, Enigma Pictures
STAG KNIGHTS Samantha dir. Aidan Whytock, Whytwood Creative Agency
DAHLIA Woman dirs. Marysia Makowska ,Todd A. Somodevilla, Short
COILED Pam dir. Amanda Evans, Enigma Pictures
THE GIVER Dancer dir. Phillip Noyce, Walden Media USA
UNDER THE MAPLE TREE Megan (lead) dir. Malcolm Snelling


Series Role Director / Production Company
INVASION S2 Rachel dir. Brad Anderson, Apple TV
AMERICAN MONSTER S7, Eps 14 Bernice dir. Neil Rawls, Trilogy
ROOSEVELT Nellie Taft dir. Malcolm Venville, Radical Media for HISTORY CHANNEL
THE DEVIL SPEAKS, Season 2 Melissa Sowder dir. Sebastian Smith, Arrow Media
ORDER OF THE DRAGON Megan Kellis dir. David O Conner, Bounceboard Productions
HEAR NO EVIL Donna dir. Sebastian Smith, Arrow Media
DO YOU WANT TO BE A FILM MAKER Jazz (lead) dirs. Revel Fox and Christopher Weare
HOLDING ON (Music video) Girl dir. Alex Fynn

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
PRESENT LAUGHTER Daphne Stillington dir. Fred Abrahamse, Theatre on the Bay
IMMORTAL IMMERSIVE THEATRE The Medium dir. Joshua Ackerman, Castle of Good Hope
ONCE UPON A NATION Multiple dir. Lee Ann van Rooi, Artscape Arena
BURIED CHILD Shelly dir. Christopher Weare, Theatre 228
MAMA AFRICA THE MUSICAL Madam dir. Niyi Coker, Off Broadway New York
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Multiple dir. Marlisa Doubell, Alexander Bar &Theatre
COWBOY MOUTH Cavale dir. Christopher Weare, Rosebank Theatre
CAPE OF REBELS Alice, Annette dir. Christopher Weare, Grahamstown Festival Arena
TWELFTH NIGHTS AT THE MACBETH Lady Macbeth dir. Christopher Weare, Arena Theatre
A LIE OF THE MIND Lorraine dir. Christopher Weare, Little Theatre
HAMLET MACHINE Ophelia dir. Jason Jacobs, Bindery Theatre
LION ON THE PATH Multiple Characters dir. Christopher Weare, Rosebank Theatre
MEPHISTO Emelyne dir. Christopher Weare, Arena Theatre
PRESENT IN CULPA Clown dir. Kathleen Stevens, Arena Theatre
COMIC BOOK Multiple Characters dir. Lara Bye, Magnet Theatre
SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR Sandy dir. Christie Hollander, German Club
THE SECRET LOVE LIFE OF OPHELIA Ophelia dir. Christie Hollander, Arena Theatre
THE CRUCIBLE Betty dir. Clare Stopford, UCT
ROMEO AND JULIET Capulet Servant dir. Geoffrey Hyland, Little Theatre
JAZZ ART PERFORMANCE Dancer Artscape Arena
CAPE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS 2010 Various Characters dir. Debbie Turner, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
CAPE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS 2008 to 2010 Dancer dir. Debbie Turner, Masque Theatre ,Grahamstown Festival ,Artscape Theatre
GREASE Rizzo dir. Joan Ciro
CRAZY LITTLE THING Musical theatre dir. Anton Luitingh , Duane Alexander, Grahamstown Festival , Masque Theatre
RAZOR TONGUE Physical theatre dir. Nathalie Vijver, Grahamstown Festival , Masque Theatre

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
University of Cape Town BA (Hons.) in Theatre and Performance
Cape Academy of Performing Arts Performing Arts
Anton Luitingh and Duane Alexander Musical Theatre
Liz Mills Voice

Special Skills

British RP,  American Standard, Mid-Western, Southern, Irish, Australian, French, Italian, German.
Tap, Modern, Ballet Classes, Singing, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance
Horse-riding, Water Polo, Boxing, Stage Combat, Swimming, Boxing
Physical Theatre, Stage Combat 
English (fluent)
Hard sell, soft sell, conversational and accents.
British RP, American Standard, Mid-Western, Southern, Irish, Australian, French, Italian, German.


Skye Russell has just finished a four year Honours degree in Theatre and
Performance at UCT. When completing her degree she received the Yvonne
Banning Cup for Voice and received a Fleur Du Cap nomination for Most
Promising Student. She has a strong background in theatre and loves creating
different characters.

She has a versatile and unique sounding voice and a good ear for accents.

Voice Clips

  • Skye Russell - Medium Sell - Farmstall
  • Skye Russell - Character Kugel - Coconut Oil
  • Skye Russell - Accents - Southern American , Australian, British RP, Californian, French
  • Skye Russell - Accents - Smooth Standard American