Ka tiripou taku manu kāhu ki te keokeonga a Aoraki, kua tae mai te kāhu ki te whakaraupō moana.
Juanita is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School (Bachelor of Performing Arts, Acting).
Her previous Court Theatre credits include The Motor Camp; Hui; He Kura E Huna Ana and The Biggest. Her other theatre credits include Songs To The Judges (The Free Theatre); Party Time; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Prophet; Mo & Jess Kill Susie; Macbeth and Troilus and Cressida/Toroihi Rāua Kō Kāhira (Ngakau Toa).
Juanita’s television credits include The Prophet. Her film credits include The Pā Boys; White Lies and Shopping For One.
Juanita travelled to the United Kingdom with Troilus and Cressida/Toroihi Rāua Kō Kāhira (Ngakau Toa) to perform at The Globe in London as part of the Globe to Globe season. She was nominated for a Chapman Tripp Award for Supporting Actress of the Year.
Juanita also sits on the National Māori Theatre Hui Committee which is to be held in Ōtautahi/Christchurch this coming November.
- 2023 - Be Like Billy? - Māori Advisory / Kaiāwhina
- 2018 - Astroman - Mrs Mahara
- 2018 - The Biggest - Cassie Mack
- 2015 - He Kura E Huna Ana (development season) - Associate Director
- 2013 - Hui - Tane (Tina)
- 2012 - The Motor Camp - Dawn Tairoa