Troy Honeysett

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Troy Honeysett
Troy Honeysett 2008.jpg
Honeysett in the premiere of Garry Stewart's contemporary re-working of classical ballet Giselle.
Born Troy James Honeysett
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Nationality Australian
Alma mater National Institute of Dramatic Art, Te Whaea
Occupation Actor
Years active 2014–present
2006–2010 (dancer)

Troy Honeysett (/hˈəni.sɛt/;) is an Australian actor.[1] He is also known for his time with Australian Dance Theatre and his "ferocious athleticism" on stage.[2][3][4][5][6] Honeysett is a graduate from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney, Australia, and Te Whaea, Wellington, New Zealand.[7][8][9] He is the face of Builders Academy Australia.[10][11][12][13]


Honeysett was born in Alice Springs, Northern Territory and began ballet later in life, having proven himself a proficient gymnast and international martial arts competitor.[14][15] He became a Principal dancer with Australian Dance Theatre (ADT), and during this time toured full-length dance works throughout Europe, The United States and Japan.[16][17] Honeysett left ADT to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) to pursue acting.[18][19][20][21]

Honeysett makes his American feature film debut in Universal Pictures' Hard Target 2 (releases Sept 2016).[22][23][24] He has been credited in productions by Australian companies Pinchgut Opera, Theatre Of Image and Bell Shakespeare; various screen roles.[25][26][27][28][29]

Honeysett plays action-hero "Bob the Builder" in an advertising campaign from Builders Academy Australia - the first television release was banned from free-to-air broadcast for "glamourising unsafe workplace behaviour".[30][31][32]

Other screen appearances include ABC Television's Artscape documentary series – Artists at Work[33][34] and The Making of Collision Course.[35] He appeared in Seasons Two and Three of reality-television series So You Think You Can Dance Australia, with Guest Performances by Australian Dance Theatre, also assisting ADT's Associate Choreographer creating and teaching as Guest Choreographers.[36] Honeysett was first seen on screen in The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (film).


dagger Indicates a film that has not yet released
double-dagger Indicates a documentary


Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Combination 2 Film has yet to be released Rick Feature film
2016 Hard Target 2 Film has yet to be released Jonny Sutherland Feature film
2016 Superman Meets Batman Clark Kent / Superman Mini-movie
2016 Saralysis Film has yet to be released Sack Feature film
2016 Tackling Romeo Film has yet to be released Coop Dorelli Feature film
2015 Spear White Man Feature film
2015 Silent Disco Hero Short film
2011 Collision Course Himself Art film
2003 The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular Acrobat TV film


Year Title Role Network Notes
2015 Builders Academy: A Legend Is Born Bob Foxtel Commercial
2014 Builders Academy: We Can Fix It Bob Foxtel Commercial
2014 The 14th Annual Helpmann Awards Presenter Arena Live ceremony
2011 The Making of Collision Course Documentary release Himself ABC Documentary
2010 Artscape: Artists At Work Documentary release Himself ABC Documentary
2009–2010 So You Think You Can Dance Australia Himself Network Ten
2009 The 7PM Project Julian Schiller Network Ten
2008 Don't Try This At Home Himself Free-to-air Commercial


Year Title Role Venue Production Co. Notes
2014–2015 Monkey... Journey To The West Boatman Sydney Opera House
Canberra Theatre
Brisbane Powerhouse
Riverside Theatre
Bell Shakespeare
Theatre Of Image
Also martial arts tricker
2014 Der Rauchfangkehrer Peter City Recital Hall Pinchgut Opera Also assistant director, choreographer
2014 Australian Dance Awards Himself Joan Sutherland Theatre Australian Dance Council Live VO announcer
2009 Australian Dance Awards Himself State Theatre Australian Dance Council Guest performer


Year Title Role Venue Notes
2011 NSW Business Chamber Awards Himself Sydney Town Hall Guest soloist
2010 Be Your Self Principal Her Majesty's Theatre Australian premiere
2009 Slack --New Breed Principal Sydney Opera House w/ Sydney Dance Company
2009 Zero-sum Principal WOMADelaide World premiere
2008–2009 Giselle (G) Principal
2008 G'Day USA Guest Jazz at Lincoln Center United States
2007 Devolution Principal
2006–2007 Held Guest
2005 Kylián Suite II Himself Te Whaea Theatre New Zealand
2004 Currently Under Investigation Himself Te Whaea Theatre New Zealand


  1. ^ Groves, Don (20 December 2013). "Top marks for the actors' classes of 2013". IF Magazine. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Searle, Deborah (18 March 2010). "Australian Dance Theatre – Be Your Self". Dance Informa Magazine. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Brissenden, Alan (23 February 2010). "Performance with a din in the head". The Australian. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "ADT Annual Report 2010" (PDF). Australian Dance Theatre. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "ADT Annual Report 2009" (PDF). Australian Dance Theatre. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "ADT Annual Report 2007". Australian Dance Theatre. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "NZSD Students & Graduates". New Zealand School of Dance. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "NIDA National Courses 2011 – Student Profiles" (PDF). National Institute of Dramatic Art. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Traditional Qi – Testimonials". Traditional Qi. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Green, Ricki (19 September 2014). "The Builders Academy launches a new recruitment TV + radio campaign via Sense". Campaign Brief. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Sense re-invent 'Bob the Builder' to promote Builders Academy". mUmBRELLA. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Milne, Peter (22 September 2014). "Campaign: Builder Bob Nails It In Builders Academy Campaign". B&T. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Builders Academy superhero Bob keeps tools in check in second TV campaign from Sense". mUmBRELLA. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "ADT Bio – Archive". Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  15. ^ Iu, Maria (28 November 2008). "Australian Dance Theatre: G". musicOMH. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  16. ^ Bollen, Jonathan. "Romance: Excavated & Mutated". RealTime issue No. 93 Oct–Nov 2009 pg. 37. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "12 Australian Choreographers – g; 2008". RealTime issue No. 0 pg. web. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "NIDA Annual Report 2011" (PDF). National Institute of Dramatic Art. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "NIDA Annual Report 2012" (PDF). National Institute of Dramatic Art. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "NIDA Annual Report 2013" (PDF). National Institute of Dramatic Art. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  21. ^ "NIDA Presents "THE TROJAN WOMEN"". – 13 pass multimedia. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Hard Target 2 Filming This Fall, John Woo Producing". Manly Movie. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  23. ^ "Hard Target 2 is Coming?". The Action Elite. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  24. ^ Wolfson, Rebecca (1 December 2015). "From Universal 1440 Entertainment: Hard Target 2". PRNewswire. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  25. ^ McDowall, Carolyn (7 July 2014). "Pinchgut Opera The Chimney Sweep – Art of Finding Mr Right". The Culture Concept. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  26. ^ Jackson, Kevin (9 October 2014). "Monkey. Journey to the West". Theatre Diary. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  27. ^ Hawke, Deborah (23 April 2015). "Monkey…Journey to the West". The Barefoot Review. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  28. ^ "SPEAR". FilmFest. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  29. ^ Lawson, Valerie (1 March 2015). "Tackling Romeo set for a new life but we should never forget the performance of Australia's great dancer, Russell Page". Dancelines. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  30. ^ Chung, Frank (24 October 2014). "Builders Academy ad slammed by ad watchdog for depicting unsafe work practices". Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  31. ^ Readhead, Harry (25 October 2014). "'Superhero builder' advert penalised for 'glorifying dangerous behaviour'". Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  32. ^ Ward, Miranda (23 October 2014). "'Superhero' Builders Academy ad falls foul of ASB over unsafe work practices". mUmBRELLA. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  33. ^ "Artists at Work – Australian Dance Theatre". ABC Arts Online. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  34. ^ "Artscape – Artists at Work: Australian Dance Theatre". ABC1. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  35. ^ "Artscape: The Making of Collision Course". ABC Television. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  36. ^ Black, Elisa (13 December 2008). "Dance moguls pounce on Adelaide". adelaidenow Advertiser-Sunday Mail-Messenger. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

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