NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

Lewis McLeod

Lewis Lewis was born in Dunedin, New Zealand. One of six children, he quickly learnt that the only way to be heard was to be loud and entertaining. At the age of 12, Lewis stepped in front of the camera and has since been pursuing a career in acting. In 2010, Lewis completed a Certificate in Screen Acting at Whitireia Polytechnic, NZ. He then joined Wellington’s Long Cloud Youth Theatre Company from 2011–2013.

Lewis has completed Lecoq training at the John Bolton School of Theatre in Auckland in 2014, and Suzuki, Viewpoints, and Butoh training at ZenZenZo in Brisbane, from 2015 to 2016. Lewis has featured in stage and screen productions including School Night (short film, 2014), The Great Maiden’s Blush (feature film, 2016), and Twelfth Night (Melbourne University Shakespeare Company, 2016).

Lewis’ passions lie in acting for film, devising, and physical theatre. In 2020 Lewis will be refining his skills in physical theatre at ZenZenZo (Brisbane) and Dairakudakan (Japan).

Lewis was the 2019 recipient of the Keith Bane OAM scholarship Movement Award for his contribution and dedication to movement during his time at NIDA.

Roles played at NIDA
Goldilocks - Jonson/Man/Victim 1/Victim 2
pool (no water) - Idealist
Glengarry Glen Ross - Moss
Ah, Tuzenbach. A Melancholic Cabaret - Trigorion/Ensemble
The Cherry Orchard - Pishchik
Richard III - Duke of Buckingham
Antigone - Haemon
De Profundis - Queensberry

Showreel written and directed by Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes

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