HAYANAH PICKERING

Ensemble

The King and I marks Hayanah’s professional music theatre debut. Growing up in a family of music and theatre lovers, it was no surprise that Hayanah developed a passion for the stage. She began lessons in ballet, tap and jazz at the age of three and as a child performed with the Wiggles and at Movieworld, Dreamworld and various commercial venues. She later worked as a dancer at numerous corporate events and on the Sydney club scene. Hayanah has also danced with various companies in shows including Miss Saigon, Sweet Charity, Pippin and Dusty: The Original Pop Diva.  After taking time off to complete a degree majoring in Psychology from the University of New South Wales, Hayanah was drawn back to performing and completed studies at The Actors Centre Australia and Screenwise Film and Television School. Hayanah is thrilled to be part of The King and I and would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support and encouragement.