Dash Kruck is an award winning Australian actor with a wide range of experience that includes musical theatre, television, film, cabaret and theatre. He is in demand professionally as an actor, director, vocalist, host, teacher, writer and collaborator.
His most notable theatre credits include; the Helpmann Award nominated national tour of Little Shop of Horrors(Seymour U/S, ensemble), the multiple award winning Australian premiere of Violet (Preacher), the multiple award winning A Tribute of Sorts(Ivan), Spamalot (Prince Herbert), the leading role in Queensland Theatre Company’s world premiere of Brisbane (Danny), The Queensland premieres of Spring Awakening (Moritz) and Title of Show (Hunter), Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the inaugural Shakespeare Festival, the title role in the touring production of Amadeus(Mozart), and the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream whilst being backed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Over the past few years, Dash has worked alongside such talents as Jon English, Esther Hannaford, Frank Woodley, Mitchell Butel, Andrew MacFarlane, Barry Conrad, Chong Lim, Simon Gallaher, Julie Anthony, Eddie Perfect, Brent Hill, Wesley Enoch, Kris Stewart and many more.
As a writer, Dash has created highly successful plays and cabarets including I Might Take My Shirt Off(Winner: Best Musical or Cabaret) which has enjoyed critically acclaimed seasons across the country and continues to be in demand. His collaborative work on A Tribute of Sorts was honoured with 4 awards including Best New Australian Work and Best Independent Production and was subsequently bought and programmed by the state theatre company (QTC). He continues to create exciting new work for companies and festivals across the country.
Dash has been honoured with 4 Matilda Awards (Best Actor 2015, Best Musical or Cabaret 2015, Best Actor 2012, Best Emerging Artist 2007), The John Dommett Medal for outstanding industry achievement and 2 Del Arte Favourite Lead Male commendations. In film and television he created the character of Peppy for 3 seasons of Pipsqueaks (Seven Network) and has had roles in The Suicide Theory (Seven8), Digger (Bear Cage), Radio Pirates, Flash (Vincent Chen), K9 (Metal Mutt), The Shak (Nine Network), and various television commercials.
As a vocalist, Dash performs regularly at cabarets and jazz venues and has been a featured vocalist with organisations such as Hayes Theatre Company, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Queensland Theatre Company, and numerous events and festivals both in Australia and overseas. Dash also works regularly as an acting instructor and director for organisations such as NIDA, QUT, The New York Film Academy and The Actors Conservatory. He is a graduate of QUT. Dash is a proud member of equity.