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Abi Smith

From NIDA Backstage to Australian Theatres with Abi Smith

23 March 2023 We’ve been hearing about Abigail (Abi) Smith's work in theatres. Abi graduated with a Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) in 2019 .

Introducing Matthew Doyle, NIDA’s Elder in Residence and First Nations Cultural Advisor

21 March 2023 “While I'm here primarily to support First Nations students at NIDA, I believe this role is for everyone as it is greatly beneficial to raise cultural awareness across all aspects of the arts community,” said Matthew.
Crossing the Line Creative Showing

NIDA and NAISDA creative collaboration signals strong future for Australian arts and culture

15 March 2023 A week-long collaboration between the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) and NAISDA Dance College, brought together aspiring designers, directors, dancers, and choreographers for an intensive exploration of creative partnership, cross cultural storytelling, and multidisciplinary approaches to performance.

Teen bullying, three NIDA alumni on set and Bad Behaviour

14 March 2023 The new Stan drama TV limited drama series brought three NIDA BFA Acting alumni together: Yerin Ha, Tuuli Narkle and Melissa Kahraman as series regulars.

Animal Logic Entertainment Supports NIDA Scholarship Program

10 March 2023 Zareh Nalbandian, CEO of Animal Logic Entertainment has made a personal donation of scholarship support to NIDA.

How studying at NIDA boosts this breakout star’s career in musical theatre

7 March 2023 We had such a lovely response to our previous story on Ellis that we just had to follow up.
Rachel Lord from Google/YouTube and scholarship recipients, (2022) Barki Mohamed, (2023) Jenny Guigayoma and (2021) Michuri Encinas with Ed Miles, Director of Google AUNZ (YouTube)

2023 NIDA Future Scholarships Ceremony

1 March 2023 NIDA recently held its inaugural Future Student Scholarship Ceremony to recognise the generous and invaluable support received from sponsors and celebrate the recipients of the Future Scholarships.

Proud of NIDA alumni in Sydney WorldPride 2023

24 February 2023 To celebrate Sydney WorldPride, NIDA wants to shine a light on some of the incredible LGBTQIA+ alumni who are creating and performing as part of the Sydney World Pride program.

Ellis Dolan in The Rocky Horror Picture Show

23 February 2023 When he was ten years old, Ellis Dolan dreamed of playing the role of Eddie of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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