Australia’s Stacey Kenealy

Australia's Stacey Kenealy
Australia’s Stacey Kenealy

Stacey Kenealy is an Australian dancer, model, presenter and actress who started dancing at the tender age of four. She has had some amazing experience in television, films, commercials, stage and theatre and of course fashion and modeling. Her television works include ‘X factor’, ‘Hey Hey it’s Saturday’, ‘Sunrise’, Moulin Rouge- Paris, Astra Awards, and so on. Her work in films covers Dance Academy- Season 2 and Australian film ‘Goddess’ directed by Mark Lamprell . Stacey has appeared for big brands such as Diesel, Nike, Australia’s Next Top model, Coca Cola, Rebel Sport, Adidas, Supre, Redken, V8 Super Car, Westfield, Tony and Guy, GHD, Lorna Jane and many more. She is the presently the face of Lipton Ice Tea and can be seen in David Jones’ AW14 Brand Book.

She is highly passionate about her work and after gaining a decade of experience, this talented performer now successfully crosses over the worlds of dancing, modeling and acting.

She has trained intensely in all dance styles like dance; Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Classical and Acrobatics. As for acting, she has done a number of short courses including  NIDA, under the direction of renowned Australian acting coach Sandra Lee Patterson. Her personal favorite role is when she performed in Paris and toured internationally with The Moulin Rouge.  She has also danced with Ricky Martin and Jessica Mauboy at the Australian NRL grand final 2013, The X Factor and recently completed shooting for the David Jones’ Autumn/Winter Brand book, and being the face of Lipton Ice Tea for their Australian and New Zealand campaign.

Stacey got first taste of the professional world at the age of 12 when she booked her first international gig performing in a children’s show produced by Millennium Entertainment in Dubai. This made her realize how she could make a career out of entertaining while traveling at the same time. After graduating high school, she toured in a commercial dance contract performing in Singapore and Malaysia, completing her first stage production contract in Australia, and secured a contract in Paris to perform in The Moulin Rouge.

If we were to mention her biggest inspiration then it has to be Jennifer Lopez. Stacey truly admires Jennifer Lopez and following her career and seeing her successful business ventures inspires this talented performer to find her own success in various facets of the industry.

Stacey is a qualified personal trainer and lives a vibrant and healthy lifestyle. This brilliant performer has worked around the world in places like Paris, Italy, Belgium, Thailand, Singapore, The Philippines, Malta, Moscow and Malaysia, to name some, but she is currently based in Sydney, Australia.  One of her most recent projects was in Europe, where she performed alongside Australian R&B and Pop artist Jessica Mauboy. They were representing Australia and the Gold Coast in the 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.

She has appeared in television commercials for brands like Australia’s Next Top Model, Coca Cola, So You Think You Can Dance, Korean Exchange Bank and Toyota. As for the future, she plans to continue working and broadening her depth of work in Australia. Her career ambitions are to move to the USA and to work among the best in the industry. She would love to perform with world-class artists, and to pursue more television and film. For the aspiring performers, this successful and professional artist gives away advice on being an all-rounder. She gives advice to be kind, humble and respectful, and to always trust ones intuition