ASIAN-AUSTRALIAN ACTOR AND PHYSICAL THEATRE PRACTITIONER
Lia Reutens is an Asian-Australian, multi-disciplined artist based in Sydney.
She is a QUT graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Acting degree.
She has worked with prominent Australian directors such as: John Bell & Kim Carpenter (Monkey: Journey to the West), Michael Futcher (The Crucible), David Berthold (Blackrock), Kate Cherry (Our Town), Scott Witt (Movement/Fight director) and Bille Brown (Macbeth).
Lia has tread the boards with NIDA, Queensland Theatre Company and State Theatre Company SA.
She has toured extensively throughout Australia performing in "Monkey: Journey to the West" (Theatre of Image/ Bell Shakespeare) and “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” (Playing Australia/ Arts on Tour). She has graced our TV screens in ABC’s award winning teen drama “Dance Academy” and also filmed the TV pilot for “Hoopla” (ABC).
Her corporate credits include: Apple iPAD WORD, Fuji Xerox Printers, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, TABcorp & St.George Bank.
Her 13-year obsession with R.A.D classical ballet morphed into a rebellious love affair with the Circus Arts.
She performed regularly in Brisbane with Vulcana Women’s Circus and learnt skills such as aerial Tissu, static and flying Trapeze, Plate Juggling, Hula Hoops, Chinese Bicycle and Adagio Acro-balancing. She continued her passion in Sydney and loves Toss The Girl, dynamic Acro, AcroYoga and Corde Lisse.
Lia is a trained Physical Theatre performer and completed a rigorous Internship with ZenZenZo: Physical Theatre Company in 2010. From there, she has performed Butoh in Japan with renowned Akaji Maro of Dairakudakan, toured nationally with Emma Dean Music as a dancer, produced her own show "Broken" and was the Movement Director for EQUUS at Sydney Fringe Festival 2013.
Lia has studied Kung Fu under the direction of Sifu Rory Trend and loves working with sword and staff.
In 2018, Lia worked with Danielle Micich (Force Majeure) , Ellen Lauren (SITI Company, New York), Tina Mitchell (SITI Company, New York), Shane Anthony (Chopt Logic Productions). and contributed to the development of "The Djin" with Rachael Swain for Marrugeku Theatre Company.
Lia is a proud member of MEAA + Actor's Equity since 2003
Lia is a proud member of CAAP (Contemporary Australian Asian Performance)