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.

  • Olivia Bourne
  • Olivia Bourne
  • Olivia Bourne
  • Olivia Bourne
  • Olivia Bourne

Olivia Bourne

Olivia Bourne
Growing up on the beaches of Queensland’s Gold Coast, Olivia discovered a love of the outdoors. Trained in singing and dancing from a young age, Olivia enjoyed performing concerts for family and friends at any opportunity.

Before coming to NIDA in 2019, Olivia received an Associate Diploma of Speech and Drama from Trinity College London. She received the highest result in Australia and Queensland respectively, earning her the Barbara Sisley Award in 2017 presented to her at Parliament House in Canberra.

While working in the theatre industry, Olivia maintained her singing skills and was selected to sing the National Anthem at all Queensland AFL finals in 2018.

When not performing, Olivia has a strong passion for fitness, spending her time running, boxing or heading to the beach for a swim and some yoga.

Olivia has a strong commitment particularly to the Australian entertainment industry and loves consuming Australian film and TV.

Olivia is excited by the prospect of working nationally and internationally in the future.


Mr Burns, a post-electric play - Colleen/Lisa Simpson
Hurlyburly - Eddie
The Winter’s Tale - Hermione/Time
The Cherry Orchard - Lyubov Andreyevna Ranevskaya
The Merchant of Venice - Portia
Cloudstreet - Oriel Lamb
Mortido - Scarlet




Exclusive access to Olivia's ‘Unplugged’ video can be found here (password required).

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