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Ella Van Dam
2020 BFA Technical Theatre and Stage Management alumni Ella Van Dam

About Ella

Ella has had a passion for the arts from a young age through music and a love for theatre she discovered during high school. She completed an Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services at NIDA before jumping into the Bachelor Degree.

Through Ella’s experience over the last three years, she has found interests in stage management and sound design/engineering. She has also been able to cultivate her creativity and passion for music through her experience as a sound designer and through her love of music.

By creating soundscapes and composition, Ella hopes to tell new stories with audio as the main medium as she believes that sound has a strong connection to an individual’s emotional response to theatre shows.

Through her secondments experience, Ella has found a new love for repertoire theatre and new Australian work and hopes to pursue this in the years to come.

NIDA Productions

Sound Designer
Next to Normal

Project Manager

Sound Designer
Miracle City

Deputy Stage Manager
Starstruck The Stage Musical

Video Systems

Sound Designer

Stage Manager
LULU: A Modern Sex Tragedy

Human Counterweight/Technical Assistant
Carking it

Assistant Stage Manager
Ex Machina


Stage Management
Six The Musical

Stage Management
The Garden of Unearthly Delights (Adelaide Fringe Festival)