I have recently been accepted into Studio School
in Los Angeles, a fantastic performing arts school specializing in
acting for film and television, where I will start my Bachelor of
Fine Arts in Acting in January 2018.
My total tuition costs are $39,000 USD which is equal to $57,000
NZD. I would really appreciate any help to go towards my university
My father Derek Doddington (MNZM) runs a theatre company in
Christchurch, Top Dog Theatre. He has always inspired me with his
work, and it has become a great longing of mine. I first started in
performing arts doing ballet, drama and music at a very young age
and knew I had a passion for performing and entertaining - for
being able to give back to others.
I have chosen to do acting for film and television as it is the
field that scares me the most, but also the field which intrigues
me the most. The place I could learn and grow. Unfortunately New
Zealand doesn't offer a 4-year degree in film and television
acting, but I feel very fortunate to have found this new direction
and am able to carry out this dream in LA.
My long-term goal is to return and help put New Zealand out there.
For such a small country, Kiwis bat hard and big. I want to be one
of those people. I want to be someone who shines with Kiwi
determination and skill. I want to push the boundaries of film and
theatre alongside our great production teams. I'm looking
forward to some of the best training that is available, to filling
up with ideas and coming back here to New Zealand to rock the
Thanks for your support!