Early Years

Tom Lambert was born and raised in Geelong, Victoria. His interest in the arts began at in early age where at Kindergarten his focus was on the dress up box. His dance training began with Jazz Ballet at age 10 with the Robyn Lee School of Dance, where he also started learning Classical Ballet. When he was 12 years old he started learning from Peter Dickinson, who taught him up to the age of 15.

Born into an arts loving family, he was given many opportunities to work on and off stage in various roles. On stage he worked with the various theatre companies in Geelong.

Show Theatre Company Role Year
Pippin GMCC Theo 1993
A Christmas Carol Geelong Repertory Theatre Co Tiny Tim 1993
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Doorstep Productions Childrens Choir 1995
Oliver! Geelong Lyric Theatre Company Oliver 1996
A Chorus Line pinkFish Productions Dancer 2000
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Doorstep Productions Gad 2002

Secondary School

Belmont High School
Tom made a very brief appearance at Belmont High. He lasted all of one term.

Kardinia International College
Year 7 & 8 saw Tom as a member of the inaugural student body at Kardinia International College, on the site of the old Morongo Girls' College. His passion for dance, theatre and the arts was embraced by all, which allowed him to grow, flourish and focus his education towards a career in the arts.

Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS)
From year 9-12 Tom commuted from Geelong to Melbourne to attend the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. This gave him the opportunity to complete his academic studies whilst undertaking full time dance training with some of the best dance educators and practitioners in the industry. 
During Year 11 Tom severely injured himself and was forced to take six months away from his daily dance classes and performances. However, the Head of Dance at VCASS suggested he take on the role of Assistant Stage Manager for the VCASS dance season. He did, and continued in this role once fully recovered.

Tertiary

Victorian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Dance)
Tom continued his dance training for a further 3 years before graduating with a Bachelor of Dance. In 2003 Tom had a 3 month secondment to aerial dancer, Janine Ayres, at the Australian Choreographic Centre based in Canberra.

On the technical side, Tom continued working in production throughout his tertiary training, for both VCASS and VCA. One of his favourite memories is having dance classes and dance rehearsals during the day and working on a drama season in the evening.
During his training, he performed in various dance works by various industry professionals. 
These works were: (list of works will be available soon)