About the Director

About Ingrid Klaasenholm

It was during Ingrid's high school years at the age of 12 that she developed a keen interest in acting and directing. From 1972 - 1974 she was acting and directing in drama productions for inter-scholar competitions and was three times first prize winner. From 1966 - 1972 she received classical guitar traning from Ruud Verhelst at a Dutch music college. Ingrid also obtained a classical, jazz and modern ballet training at the Ballet Academy in The Hague under Joke van de Kraan from 1962 - 1972.

Once living in Singapore opportunities arose to be both active in music and acting. Ingrid got involved with the AWA Choir, Singapore Slingers and Carol and Friends, with whom she performed regularly at various events during the year. Apart from more classical work, close harmony, jazz and pop music, she also developed skills in songwriting and provided evening filled programs on request based on various themes.

During a TCS (Television Corporation of Singapore) talent search in 1994 Ingrid was selected out of approximately 3000 applicants and received an intensive TV acting training under various established directors. After successful completion Ingrid has been offered several roles in local TV series, commercials and print advertisements. Ingrid has further developed her acting skills through participation in advanced acting workshops and drama classes. In March she obtained her Diploma of Licentiate in Performing Acting at the London College of Music at the Thames Valley University as well as her Diploma of Fellowship in Performing Acting in September at the same venue. Also, Ingrid has successfully played leading roles in educational theatre programs, promoting the English language and speech and drama in the local schools. Many of these programs, she helped create, were sponsored by the National Art Council.

Upon arrival in Perth, Western Australia, on a Distinguished Talent Visa for Performing Acting, Ingrid has wasted no time in furthering her involvement in acting and directing.

2004KADS - "Diary of Anne Frank"
2004Come to Your Senses - "Connect Four"
2003KADS - "Communicating Doors"
  Winner of the John Harris Memorial trophy for Best Director
Best Set Design Award
KADS Certificate of Appreciation - Cast and Crew of Communicating Doors for clever team work and special effects
2001ITA Dramafest 2001 - "Educating Rita" (Act 1)
  Winner of the Mike Binns Award for Best Director
Winner of the Peter Mann Best Costume Award
Best Actress Award to leading lady Sylvia Karemaker
2003Role as "Jessica" in "Communicating Doors" for KADS
2001Leading Role as "Golde" in the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" Prompt Corner
2000Cabaret 2000 "I Still Call Australia Home"
2000ITA Dramafest 2000 "The Man With the Plastic Sandwich"
 Winner of Best Actress Award
1997Double role as "Recycle Queen" and "R.E." Environmental theatre play "Go Green" for Drama Plus Director Roger Jenkins (Over 50 performances)
1996American tourist in "Fortune Cookies" episode of "Happy Belly" produced by Television Corporation of Singapore
1996The boy "Robin" and different animal characters in Children's Theatre Poetry Programs "Paws, Jaws and Claws" Directed by Roger Jenkins (over 50 performances)
1994English Drama TV-series "Masters of the Sea" as "Mrs. Wong"
 Executive Producer Joanne Brough produced by Television Corporation of Singapore

2004Facilitator, INTERACT 2004 (choreography, acting)
2002and continuing - Proprietor "Come to Your Senses" Professional drama traning programs for adults, teenagers and children.
2002Facilitator, INTERACT 2002 (choreography, acting)
2000Arts-in-Education programs for primary schools
 Treetops Montessori School (music and visual arts)
 Quintillian School (drama and language skills)