NIDA Mum – Veronica Mocke

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we sat down with a few students whose mothers played a huge role in them choosing a performing arts career and/or training here at NIDA. Our final chat was with third year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) student, Papua New Guinea native and mother, Wendy Mocke, and her mother, Veronica Mocke. … Read More

NIDA Mum – Rosa Matto

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we sat down with a few students whose mothers played a huge role in them choosing a performing arts career and/or training here at NIDA. Our next chat was with third year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) student and Adelaide (South Australia) native, Nic English, and his mother, Rosa Matto. Photo … Read More

NIDA Mum – Geraldine White

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we sat down with a few students whose mothers played a huge role in them choosing a performing arts career and/or training here at NIDA. Our next chat was with second year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) student and Japan-raised, Alex White, and his mother, Geraldine White. Photo (L–R): Geraldine White … Read More

NIDA Mum – Jane Durbridge

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we sat down with a few students whose mothers played a huge role in them choosing a performing arts career and/or training here at NIDA. Our next chat was with second year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) student and Tranmere (South Australia) native, Emma Kew, and her comical mother, Jane Durbridge. … Read More

NIDA Mum – Andrea McKim

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we decided to sit down with a few students whose mothers played a huge role in them choosing a performing arts career and/or training here at NIDA. Our second chat was with second year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) student and Newmarket (Queensland) native, Bridie McKim, and her mother, Andrea McKim. … Read More

Inside NIDA: Sonnets with Jennifer West

Inside NIDA is an illuminating series of videos captured during some of our Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Vocational Diploma courses. In this instalment, we see leading Australian voice practitioner, Jennifer West, coach our MFA (Voice) students. We find out what it takes to successfully warm up the voice, … Read More

Woman's mouth speaking towards another woman's ear

Engaging an Audience

Making a presentation is essentially having a conversation with your audience. Think about presenters who have engaged and held your attention. Do you feel that they are actually talking to you? Does the presentation feel personal? Does the presenter seem natural and easy? Does it feel that that the presentation is happening for the first … Read More

NIDA Women – Gillian Lemon

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we sat down with NIDA Open Senior Program Manager, Gillian Lemon, to discuss what the day means to her and how she is helping NIDA students find their artistic voice. Hometown: Belfast, Northern Ireland Hobbies: Travelling, eating great food, going to the theatre or cinema, hanging out … Read More