Ailis Oliver-Kerby holds a Master of Arts degree in Music Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She recently appeared in The Court Theatre production of Chicago, understudying the role of Roxie Hart. In London, Ailis originated the role of Bobbi Melrose in the world premiere of Joshua Rosenblum and Joanne Lessner’s new musical Stage Door. Other performance highlights include Echelon Productions’ New Zealand tour, Pippi Longstocking (Tim Bray Productions), Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be? (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), and as Cissy in Punk Rock (Fortune Theatre). Ailis is passionate about New Zealand musical theatre, having completed her master’s dissertation on the impact of the New Zealand accent on singers.