Recent Posts by Dianna Nixon

Help Millicent Armstrong’s plays onto the stage

Help get Millicent Armstrong's work back into the Australian literary and dramatic canon. Help put the Gunning & Goulburn region on the map as a place where great cultural stuff has happened, and where it will happen in the future. Arts and culture has a big part to play in rebuilding regional economies, wellbeing and…
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Estill Voice Training at The Oak Jan 2020

Estill Levels 1 & 2 Voice training came to to Canberra again in January 2020. A very diverse group worked 5 days fulltime with Naomi Eyers (Essential Voice) at The Oak in Dickson, and came out the other end with a huge amount of knowledge and awareness. Here we are with Liz Tilley (Liz Tilley…
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Music Theatre Projects Ltd – “creating works and creating work”

      Launching in 2020, Dianna is setting up Music Theatre Projects Ltd. Big thanks go to artsACT who are supporting the incorporation phase of this new professional producing entity. It will operate from The Oak in Dickson, where Dianna has her private coaching studio. Dianna has chosen a fairly generic name as it…
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The Alices – with Canberra Youth Orchestra

Four members of the junior music theatre class Dianna Nixon teaches for the Kim Harvey School of Dance were selected to sing the role of Alice in a work by ANU academic and composer, Frank Millward. This saw them receive coaching from Frank and his partner (voice coach/performer/director/AMEB examiner) Heather Keens. A great learning experience…
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Interview for Uni of Sunshine Coast Creative Entrepreneur course

This was recorded via Zoom, interviewed by Sarah Casey, back in July. I was engaged by the University of the Sunshine Coast for this, and it is being used as part of the materials for their Creative Entrepreneurship course. Make a cuppa as it's 25 mins long, but I think some of you will find…
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Opening night approaching

On this day, when male dancers have been doing ballet in Times Square, and sharing amazing photos and stories, I thought I'd share this pic. (Photo by James D Morgan) These are the 4 boys playing Billy Elliot for the Australian production. They are currently in rehearsal, and the opening night is on 10th October.…
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