" Willow J Conway’s presence is cheeky, jaunty, delightfully wistful and deeply imbued with sincerity." (Stage Whispers)
I am a Melbourne based actor/dancer/performer working in a variety of mediums including film, TV and theatre. Since graduating with an Advanced Diploma of Acting in 2001, I have worked with many different companies and directors exploring a range of techniques including Method based acting, Meisner, Michael Chekhov Technique, Mike Leigh method and Laban. As a theatre practitioner I explore the techniques of Butoh, Buffon, Burlesque and Cabaret, as well as being a solo artist of self-devised pieces performed nationally and internationally including Japan, USA, Paris and London. From the virginal nun Isabella in Measure for Measure to the drug addicted sex worker in Dirty Pictures, I embrace the challenge to take on a range of roles bringing integrity and depth to the lives of the characters. Other credits include White Day Dream, Voodoo Trash Dolls, Empire, All of Which Are American Dreams, Elmo, Burlesque Hall of Fame (2013 & 2018) and director/creator of The Living Museum of Erotic Women. I have been the recipient of various awards including Best Actor for the short film Kylie Divine' (SA ZOOM! Short Film Festival), Green Room Award for Theatre production Das SHOKU! Shake (ensemble member) and in 2016 was crowned Miss Burlesque Australia!