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From left to right: Liz Hughes, NIDA CEO, Chris Minns, NSW Premier, Travis Cardona, Head of First Nations at NIDA, Darren Dale, NIDA Board Member

NSW Premier Chris Minns Visits NIDA

On Tuesday, March 26, NSW Premier Chris Minns was welcomed into the realm of Australian theatre, performance and production to discover some of the magic the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) has to offer. The Premier was greeted by CEO Liz Hughes, Board member Darren Dale, and Head of First Nations Travis Cardona.

Premier Minns Greeting First Year Students

Premier Minns met Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) students. Photo by Alexandra McClellan.

After meeting with some of the first year Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting students, Premier Minns was given a tour of NIDA’s sprawling campus and facilities where he met and spoke with course leaders and students from various disciplines including Costume, Props, Musical Theatre, Acting and Make-up. He even had a quick lesson on perfecting an American accent alongside Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance students!

The tour also included a viewing of a rehearsal taking place in the Parade Theatre by Redham School, whose production of The Music Man by Meredith Wilson recently took place at NIDA offering a glimpse into the performance space and amenities NIDA provides to emerging creatives in the local Sydney community.

Premier Minns meeting Students

Premier Minns was welcomed into NIDA classrooms. Photo by Alexandra McClellan.

Premier Minns' visit reaffirmed NIDA's significance in fostering talent and excellence in the performing arts and the staff and students at NIDA would like to thank him for taking the time to learn more about what NIDA has to offer New South Wales.

Premier Minns photo with NIDA students

Premier Minns was photographed with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) students. Photo by Alexandra McClellan.

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