Janaki Gerard

Janaki Gerard short bio


Janaki was born and bred in Australia to a conservative Sri Lankan family. She always had an interest in performing arts but never let herself pursue it until the penny dropped whilst she was studying her BA in Journalism. She started taking evening classes in acting at Queensland Actors Playhouse, auditioning for commercial work and community theatre in the hopes of going to drama school overseas. Two months  after graduating from her bachelors Janaki began her training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City on a merit scholarship.

As her conservatory training was drawing to an end she decided there was more for her to learn and began seeking out masters programs. It was the will of the universe that brought Janaki to East 15. Whilst training her interests were sparked  in physical theatre, musical theatre and creating your own work.  In her graduation showcase at the Tristan Bates Janaki was cast as the title role of Medea. It was a vital learning curve that has strengthened her belief in her process.

Janaki’s first job post graduation is the lead in the physical theatre piece “Unbelonger” which will debut at the Voila Theatre Festival.





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Height:155 cm
Eyes:Dark Brown
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  • Singing
  • Bollywood Dance
  • Jazz dance
  • Hip Hop
  • Ballet
  • Yoga
  • Swimming
Accents: RP,Indian,Sri Lankan,General American,New York,Australian (Native),New Zealand,Cockney
Training: MFA in Acting (International) East 15,American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Two years full time training)


Title Venue/Company Role Director
Medea Tristan Bates Medea Simon Usher
Neaptide The Arcola Poppy Rossamund Hutt
Great Expectations The Corbett Theatre Miss Havisham Chris Meads
She's All Yours The Corbett Theatre Marie Robin Sneller
Steppenwolf The New School of Music & Drama Maria Samantha Tella
Yaki Yim Bamboo Mixing it up Productions Za/Lizard Alex Acevedo
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to th Forum Little Raddical Theatrics Tintinabulla Michael Mirra
Powder Puff Heist Phil Paradis Inc The Bank Teller Lyto Triantafyllidou
Sisters Keeper Dedra Tate Inc Bar Tender Cordelia Donovan
Tuckshop The Musical Stage Door Dinner Theatre Tikki/Shazza Leah Pelinkhof
Romeo & Juliette: Btter Chickened Schonelle Theatre Ruby Charlie Shandil


Title Venue/Company Role Director
Search Party Karmatone Lead Luke Rance


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We're Here Queensland Transport Featured Extra
6 inch Sub Subway Featured Extra


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