Originally from Christchurch, Ailis has trained extensively in New Zealand and abroad. After completing training at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts (UK) and a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies) at the University of Otago, Ailis completed her Masters in Music Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, in 2017.
In London, Ailis originated the role of Bobbi Melrose in the world premiere of the new musical, Stage Door by Joshua Rosenblum and Joanne Lessner. London credits also include: Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be (Royal Centre School of Speech and Drama) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Shaw Theatre).Previous theatre credits include: Cissy in Punk Rock (Fortune Theatre), Ali in Mamma Mia, Liesl in The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera and Penny in Hairspray (Musical Theatre Dunedin & Showbiz Christchurch).
Ailis is represented by Gail Cowan Management and is delighted to be making her Court Theatre debut in Chicago.
- 2017 - Chicago - Alternate Roxie