Katie Swan graduated from Federation University’s Arts Academy, where her theatre highlights include: “Urinetown” (Little Becky Two-Shoes), “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (Daphne & u/s Muzzy Van Hosmere, Ruth & Vocal Swing) and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Chairperson: Maggie Turner & u/s Princess Puffer). She also wrote and performed her cabaret “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Everything” in Ballarat and Melbourne in early 2015.
Since graduating, Katie has appeared in “The Songs of Laura Nyro” (Midsumma Festival), Aunty Donna’s 1999 series and has also toured her own music around Australia, with performances in Ballarat, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane respectively.
Passionate about writing and supporting new Australian theatre, Katie comprises half of the composing team: Forrester & Swan. Resolutely believing in artistic individuality, she feels that this medium of composing and cabaret-style singing is the best way to express herself. Her sound has been showcased at Home Grown (Melbourne) as well as being published in the new AMEB Music Theatre syllabus.