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A singer, dancer, actress and musician, Gina has been performing since she was a little girl in her home town of Bendigo. She honed her craft around a campfire, guitar in hand, with family and friends as her audience.  She has since gone on to perform in both Australia and across the world in some of the most loved theatre productions of our time.

Over the past eight years, Gina has been taking Australia, and the high seas by storm, wowing audiences with her sensational self-devised shows. The Women of the 60's, The Belles of Broadway, Night and Day - the Doris and Shirley Show, The Christmas Belle , A Country Girl at Heart and Gems of Jazz. With her vocal versatility, endearing personality, and infectious sense of humour, it's no wonder audiences fall in love with this talented, charismatic woman.

As well as touring the country with her shows, she also performs at corporate functions and events, often beginning the evening with a Feature Act of her 60's songs, and finishing with dance sets, where she is backed by some of the best musicians in Melbourne. 

Gina’s first professional role was in the musical Scrooge (1993) at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. This started her love affair with this grand theatre, as she returned to perform in the original cast of Beauty and the Beast (on occasion playing Belle and Babette), followed by the ABBA smash hit show Mamma Mia! where she had the opportunity to perform the roles of Donna and Tanya. The Witches of Eastwick was the fourth musical to bring Gina back to the Princess, playing the role of Greta and understudying the witches, Sukie and Alexandra, and stepping into the role of Sukie for two performances.

Gina has a long association with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit production of CATS.  She began with the around-Australia big top tour CATS - Runaway to the Circus (1999). After that came the big top tour of South Korea (2003/04) where she played the role of Jellylorum/Griddlebone (originally played in Australia by Marina Prior), and finally the CATS world tour to Athens in 2005.

In 2003, Gina was very excited to play the role of Trina in Falsettos at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne for Blackbird Productions, for which she received rave reviews.

Gina has always had a love for cabaret and has received critical acclaim for her sassy and comedic one woman shows.  Her debut cabaret show was For Once in my Life (1998), followed by Don’t Rain on my Parade (1999) and finally the very successful, At this evening’s performance… (2003).

Following her final cabaret show, she also joined a talented group of four individuals in a cabaret style show, singing the music of the great Burt Bacharach in Back to Bacharach. 

In 2000, Gina was asked to perform with the Australian Pops Orchestra which was certainly a highlight for Gina, as she was accompanied by 65 musicians. 

Gina is no stranger to the small screen either, making TV appearances on Good Morning Australia, Neighbours and The Damnation of Harvey McCugh.

Performing in some of the most successful bands on the corporate circuit, Gina has graced The John Field Band in Sydney and Plastique in Melbourne, with her effortless and powerful vocals.

Just when you thought she could do no more, Gina is also a talented voiceover artist. You can hear her work on the Voiceovers page.