Photo by Bridget Elliot

Photo by Bridget Elliot

Troy Honeysett is an Australian actor and former Principal Dancer of the Australian Dance Theatre (ADT). Having also been a gymnast and international karate competitor in his youth, Troy has always been passionate for performative disciplines. He studied full-time classical ballet at the New Zealand School of Dance, then went on to tour contemporary dance works throughout Europe, USA and Japan. He has featured in ABC dance documentaries and also made guest appearances on So You Think You Can Dance Australia. More recently, he holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Acting from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), and is pursuing the film and television realm.

Troy began his professional dance career touring Australian Dance Theatre’s HELD to Japan, Europe and the UK. This particular work saw company dancers perform ballistic aerial choreography, photographed and projected live on stage. ADT’s Devolution had Troy dancing with robotic arm prosthetics among a futuristic set of giant pneumatic robots. He was then involved in the creative development and premiere seasons of Garry Stewart’s ‘G’, performing a contemporary deconstruction of the classical ballet Giselle – fusing aerial tumbling, classical ballet and contemporary movement; and Be Your Self, a performed investigation of the physical human condition.

With a strong interest in film, Troy was also involved in Garry Stewart’s Collision Course, a community-based concept in which practitioners of varying physical disciplines were filmed colliding mid-air in extreme slow-motion. The collected footage has been screened in art galleries and on the outside of public buildings around the world.

Looking to reinforce his acting, Troy left his full-time position with Australian Dance Theatre to attend NIDA, where he has worked on commissioned plays, devised plays, re-imagined Greek classics and written and performed his own work for stage and screen.

Troy's many interests and artistic influences have given him great pride in striving for excellence and versatility. He constantly looks forward to the next challenge and contributing to the arts in Australia and internationally.

 

Troy took on the roles of Peter, Assistant Director and Choreographer in The Chimney Sweep for Pinchgut in 2014.