Rising Star from Seven Hills: Freya Callaghan’s Journey from Local Dance Studio to Netflix

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At just 16 years old, Seven Hills resident Freya Callaghan is already making waves in the entertainment industry. This young talent is proving herself to be a true triple threat – actress, dancer, and singer – with piano skills to boot.


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Freya’s artistic journey began at the tender age of 4 when she started dancing at Kick Dance Studio in Morningside. Over the past three years, she has expanded her horizons into the world of film and television, amassing an impressive portfolio of over 13 short films and 3 feature films. 


Her most notable appearance was in the Netflix movie “True Spirit,” where she worked alongside acclaimed actors Anna Paquin and Josh Lawson, portraying Young Emily Watson.

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The stage has also been a platform for Freya to showcase her talents. She starred as Young Fiona in Gordon Frost’s production of “Shrek the Musical” and as Young Cosette in the Queensland Conservatorium’s rendition of “Les Misérables.” In the realm of short films, Freya has taken on lead roles, including the character of Vee Metzger in “Wendy & Vee,” collaborating with industry professionals Andrew Condor and Jean-Baptiste Canac.


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Freya’s versatility extends beyond acting and dancing. She has appeared in music videos and television commercials, and even dedicated six months to stunt training in 2023. Her hard work and dedication were recently recognized when she became a semi-finalist in the 7News’ Young Achievers Awards in the Career Category.

Outside of her artistic pursuits, Freya is equally committed to personal growth and community service. She is currently completing her Gold Programme for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, a program that challenges young people to develop new skills, embark on adventures, and give back to society through various service opportunities

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Born and raised in Seven Hills, Freya is a dual citizen of Australia and Ireland. Her passion for all things creative was evident from an early age, and she continues to hone her craft by exploring various aspects of acting. This includes participating in stunt work, attending acting courses, seeking guidance from mentors, and remaining open to new opportunities.


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Freya Callaghan’s story is one of dedication, talent, and ambition. As this Seven Hills resident continues to tick boxes across multiple disciplines, she stands as an inspiration to young artists everywhere, proving that with hard work and passion, one can achieve remarkable things at any age.

Published 7-July-2024