Tracy Bourne is a singer, singing teacher, writer and director.
Originally trained as a classical singer (Qld Con, Melb Con), Tracy also went on to train as an actor at the Victorian College of the Arts (Company 93). She worked professionally in new opera and theatre work in the 1990s including The Two Executioners for Chamber Made Opera, the ABC and Melbourne International Festival. She moved to Ballarat in 2000 to take up the position of Lecturer in Singing at the University of Ballarat, now Federation University, training many music theatre performers who have since worked professionally in Australia and overseas. During her time in Ballarat, Tracy wrote and directed new music theatre work in response to social and environmental issues, and established SEAM Inc. (Sustainable Environment Arts Movement), an organization that creates art projects that engage communities with issues of climate change. In 2016, she completed a PhD on the physiology and acoustics of music theatre voice through Sydney University. Since moving to the Canberra region in 2015 she has directed a development of People Inside Me by Katie Pollock as part of First Scene, The Street Theatre, a development of the opera The Human Voice, by Poulenc/Cocteau, The Only Certain Thing for Perform Australia (2016), Poem Every Day for Canberra Youth Theatre (2017). She has acted in a number of creative developments as part of the First Seen program at The Street Theatre including Blue by Dylan van den Berg (2017), Sherpas by Tom Davis (2018) and Story of the Oars by Nigel Featherstone (2020). In 2018 she premiered the role of Caroline in Exclusion by David Atfield at The Street Theatre. She was recently awarded funding from Arts ACT to develop two new works, Finale and Sheila. She maintains a busy teaching practice as Director of Voice at Radford College and in her private teaching studio in Canberra and Bungendore.