Training in dance from a young age, David went on to study at the Australian Dance Performance Institute and the Queensland University of Technology, culminating in his graduation from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre).
Whilst at WAAPA, David was featured as Herold/Ford in Assassins, Ching Ho in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Agwe (God of Water) in Once on this Island, Ernst Robel in Spring Awakening, and Dr Pinch in Comedy of Errors, just to name a few.
A Promised Land is David’s first self devised cabaret show, for which he received an honourable mention in the Julie Michel’s Cabaret Competition. The show recounts the story of how David Ouch’s family survived the Cambodian Civil War and found salvation in a promised land called Australia. Thankfully, David’s parents were lucky enough to arrive here by plane, not boat, but what they have in common with “boat people”, “Asylum Seekers”, “Cue Hoppers”, or whatever you want to label them, is a story. A story of survival, strength, and sacrifice.
David has performed in New Theatre’s production of Privates on Parade, The Production Company’s Showboat.
In 2015, David joined the cast of Opera Australia’s Anything Goes at the Sydney Opera House in the role of Luke.
He then completed a tour of Hairspray – The Arena Spectacular, as Seaweed cover and played Marilyn King/ Cook in the immersive cabaret hit, Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile.
In 2017, David played a starring role as Thuy/Engineer Cover in Packemin’s Production of Miss Saigon. The following year David featured in the world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical with Sydney Theatre Company/ Global Creatures.
Due to popular demand, Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical’s made it’s return season last year with David in the role of Akira and Swing.