Riley is a passionate teaching artist and performer who enjoys working creatively and being involved in the community. She gets inspired working with the next generation of performers and seeing a passion for the arts spark up in others.
She is originally from Lower Hutt, Wellington and came to Christchurch in 2013 to study at NASDA. She completed her Bachelor of performing arts in musical theatre in 2015 and was involved in The Court Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet (2015). She then spent a year touring New Zealand and Australia performing at schools with NZ Playhouse. She has been a part of The Court Theatre team since 2018 and is also a Court Jester.
Riley loves music and plays the guitar as well as being a singer. She also has a love for travel and spent a year and a half living in England working as an outdoor activity instructor and has spent time travelling South East Asia. In her spare time, she enjoys catching up with her friends, doing cryptic crosswords and is also a group fitness instructor.