BIOGRAPHY

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN



Kiruna has most recently played Anna in Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s UK tour of The Government Inspector. In association with Ramps On The Moon, directed by Roxanna Silbert



2015 saw Kiruna’s 3rd play at the National Theatre, Directed by Rufus Norris, Written by Carol Ann Duffy, Movement by Javier De Frutos and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role. It followed on from her performance in Tim Crouch's, ', An Oak Tree' and Richard Bean's 'Great Britain', which marked her debut for the National and also the West End.

Kiruna began her interest in the arts as a young dancer, training at Ultimate Dance/Beryl Ellis Studios. However, it was at the University of New South Wales, while studying a BA (Media and communications) majoring in Film and Theatre, that Kiruna found herself as a performer. Meeting open minded tutors and fellow collaborators, Kiruna had a place to practice, devise and make work.

In 1999, while in her first year at university, Kiruna made her professional acting début in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge. She then travelled to England to study Shakespearean and Jacobean Theatre over the summer at LAMDA.

Years of acting internationally in Theatre, Film and Television have followed. Kiruna occasionally returns to contemporary dance and tap dance. In addition to working with some of the world’s leading Directors, Kiruna has also worked with some the world's leading dance innovators, Caroline Bowditch, Marc Brew, Sue Healey, John 'cha cha' O'Connell, Shaun Parker and Christina Tingskog.

Kiruna says, "'Whilst my work is heavily influenced by my own experiences of dwarfism, disability, gender, sexuality... etc... No singular discourse defines my identity or my work."