Ebony Andrew descends from Ngāti Maniapoto, Ireland and Scotland and was born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her love for classical singing was ignited when she travelled to Germany in 2015 to compete in The European Choir Games. The desire to make a career for herself in performance was encouraged after she was one of the very few individuals in New Zealand to be awarded with an Outstanding Scholarship in Drama in 2016.
In 2021 Ebony completed her undergraduate studies finishing as a triple major with a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Auckland. Ebony majored in classical voice studying under Swedish Mezzo-soprano, Catrin Johnsson ARAM.
She has sung the role of Juno in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld and performed as Prince Orlofsky in Act II of Strauss’s Die Fledermaus.
Ebony trained as an actor with Massive Company in their emerging artists program ‘Massive Nui Ensemble’ from 2015-2019 and is a key company member. Ebony has been in the casts of Massive productions: Chance to Ignite (Dir. Scotty Cotter) and Sightings (Dir. Sam Scott and Kura Forrester). Since 2019, she has been part of Massive Company’s Teaching Artists team, leading physical theatre workshops in Tāmaki Makaurau. In addition, Ebony was the Assistant Director of BABBLE which was part of the 2020 Auckland Arts festival.
Theatre role highlights include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, The Little Match Girl in the New Zealand premiere of The Little Match Girl Passion with Auckland Chamber Choir, Dana in Ngā Wahine, Lucinda in Into the Woods and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
When Ebony is not performing she can be found with her head in research papers and articles researching the climate crisis and indegenous frameworks and also dreaming up social entrepreneurial innovations.