Born in Houston, Texas, John Reed began dancing at the age of 10. He relocated to Melbourne in 2004, where he continued his dance training at the May Downs School of Dancing under Renie Ann Martini, and Centrestage Performing Arts School under Ian White studying acting and singing. TV credits include: “Dead Gorgeous” (ABC3) and “Angry Boys” (ABC).
John recently graduated from Federation University Arts Academy (Ballarat) with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre). Performance highlights at Ballarat include: “Smash Hit” (MC 2), “Urinetown” (Officer Lockstock), his self-devised cabaret “OZMERICA: The Beautiful”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (Speed Tappist/Ching Ho Understudy) and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Co-Chairman/Associate Choreographer). Upon graduating, John played Jack in “Connected: A New Musical” (Ruby’s Music Room), Francis Flute in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Melbourne Shakespeare Company) and appeared in “Funny Girl” (The Production Company) alongside Caroline O’Connor.
John is honoured to be part of Opera Australia’s “West Side Story” as Action/2nd Cover Riff in the 2019 summer season.