NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We also wish to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across this country's sacred homelands, and in particular, students and other First Nations members of the NIDA community.

Emma Kew

Emma was born in Adelaide, where from a young age she was put into drama classes to ‘get it out of her system’, according to her mother. This, however, sparked her love for performance that has never dwindled.
In 2013, Emma completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science from the University of Adelaide, where she also sat on the Board for the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild.
In 2014 her hunger for the arts became her main focus, and she completed a Certificate III in Live Production (Stage Management) from Adelaide College of the Arts, whilst performing in the Urban Myth Theatre Company’s Senior Ensemble. During this time Emma also devised, performed, produced and stage-managed multiple works for the Adelaide Fringe, Festival of Australian Student Theatre (FAST Festival) and Country Arts SA.
While at NIDA, Emma was able to explore her passion for both new and classical texts, and at the end of her second year was awarded the Hazel Treweek Shakespeare Award. Emma is excited to apply her training to a range of opportunities, particularly for works that support diverse and under-represented stories and audiences.

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