Meet Caroline Hardy, a multi-talented artist, singer, and dancer, whose journey in the world of performance has been marked by passion, resilience, and a deep commitment to her craft.
Caroline’s artistic journey began during her final years in school when she joined the Tutti Ensemble as a chorister. Her debut performance with the ensemble was in Co-Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus, setting the stage for a remarkable career in the arts.
After completing her schooling, Caroline continued to hone her talents with Tutti Arts, performing with the group in various locations, including Hobart, Sydney, and country Victoria. She showcased her skills at SA’s Bundaleer Festival and collaborated with the Oska Bright team from the UK in film-making workshops, expanding her artistic horizons.
Caroline’s involvement in significant collaborations further highlights her versatility. In 2009, she participated in the cantata The Shouting Fence at the Adelaide Fringe in collaboration with the State Opera of South Australia. A similar collaboration in 2011 saw her performing in a quartet in an adaptation of The Magic Flute. Caroline’s talent shone brightly in 2011 when she joined the Youth Ensemble for Debut 3, delivering a memorable performance in High Voltage directed by Lorcan Hopper.
A pivotal moment in Caroline’s career came in 2012 when she became a member of the all-female vocal ensemble Hot Tutti, now known as The Sisters of Invention. Their Adelaide Fringe debut in 2012 marked the beginning of a remarkable journey that continues to this day. Caroline’s participation in the Youth Ensemble production of Howling Like a Wolf and her involvement in the Australian Human Rights Commission Film Twenty Years: Twenty Stories in March 2013 further solidified her standing in the Australian arts community.
Caroline’s commitment to the Sisters of Invention is evident in the group’s achievements, including the launch of their self-titled debut album in 2015 at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre. Described as full of “top-notch pop songs,” the album showcased the group’s song writing prowess. The Sisters have continued to create original music, collaborating with industry experts and launching their much-anticipated second album, ‘Stranger,’ in April 2022.
In addition to her impressive career as a performer, Caroline shares her knowledge and passion for the arts as a tutor for Restless Dance Theatre’s public classes. Through her teaching, Caroline imparts not just technical skills but also a profound love for artistic expression, inspiring the next generation of performers to embrace their creativity with confidence and joy.