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Zachary grew up in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory and while he was in high school, studied woodwork and drama. After graduating year 12 in 2015, Zac worked for two years to figure out his path and with the help of his high school drama teacher, he applied for the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services at NIDA starting in 2018.
While studying the Diploma, Zac discovered the BFA (Scenic Construction and Technologies) and found that his past interest of woodworking would mesh well with his interest in the dramatic arts, and so before he had even finished the Diploma he applied to the new course.
Throughout the BFA he has learnt many skills while working on NIDA’s seasonal shows, Festival of Emerging Artists, Expo NIDA and the varied subjects of the course itself. These skills include; set construction, automation of stage machinery and construction management.
Zac would like to go into rigging and mechanist work primarily.