NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.
Aiden comes from the Gold Coast but he’s terrible at surfing. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Bond University, majoring in film, philosophy and journalism. Meanwhile, he spent most of his free time volunteering at Spotlight Theatrical Company as a member of the Production Committee. He calls himself a writer, but he’s also worn many other hats including director, actor, singer, bass player, designer, editor, videographer, and he once tried a cowboy hat but thought it was a bit much.
At NIDA, Aiden had the opportunity to delve into his writing and explore exciting new forms of storytelling. He was lucky enough to work with award-winning director Leticia Cáceres on the production of SIX, which was part of NIDA’s Digital Theatre Festival. He co-wrote a short script, which was developed into a short film by properties student, Rhyanna Martinussen. And he got the chance to devise theatre pieces with Kylie Harris’s company, Midnight Feast.
Aiden looks forward to a thrilling career in the arts industry, and might take some surfing lessons if he feels like it.