Writer of Sport Starz
Monique Bradley started professional training as an actor and public speaker at the age of 8, tap dancing from the age of 9 and Opera training at just 11 years old. She completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in theatre and film, with minors in music, composition and language from Victoria University in Wellington, NZ, then went on to achieve her certificate in Film and TV production from the TV training school at TVNZ in Wellington.
She also worked for 15 years as a children’s entertainer and magician, earning best Children’s act at the NZ National Magic convention and produced and performed in a number of live action shows with many of her students for educational centre ‘Capital E’, the Colgate Children’s Book Awards and the Storylines Book Festival. She has also written, voiced and released 3 albums of children’s songs for various projects.
Through her work as a specialist in early childhood educational entertainment, Monique was also invited to facilitate workshops about the benefits of storytelling for early childhood development and the art of impactful storytelling and performance for early childhood educators across Auckland and Whangarei.
“Connecting with Neil for this project was one of those moments that you can’t make up. Two worlds collided and Sport Starz evolved from a concept and the foundations of some amazing songs to a theatrical show and a global movement to inspire kids to GO FOR IT! Humbled to be part of the journey.”