Tom grew up in Victoria’s Yarra Valley and is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music. In 2007 Tom took the road less travelled by classically trained percussionists and joined Taikoz – Australia’s leading taiko ensemble, with whom he has performed both locally and abroad as well as concerto performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Dresden Sinfonika in Europe. He has also has directed performances for Taikoz around Australia and overseas. As a member of Taikoz, Tom was lucky enough to work with John Bell and the Bell Shakespeare Company in their highly acclaimed production of Pericles and his love of acting was born.
Over the coming years he would complete numerous short courses including Acting for Film and Television at NIDA, Actors Centre Australia’s Power of Performance and Bell Shakespeare’s Actor Training Graduate Course. Stand out moments during Tom’s time at ACA include working with such directors as Anthony Skuse, Kevin Jackson, Cristobel Sved, Stefanos Rassios, George Ogilvie, and Samantha Chester in productions as varied as “Twelfth Night,” “Time Stands Still,” “Ivanov,” and the self-devised “Night Circus.”