NAISDA graduates win major awards

The 2020 Green Room Awards Association Awards nominees Photo: Green Room Awards Association

Three NAISDA Dance College graduates have taken out 2020 Green Room Awards Association Awards.

The Green Room Awards have been Melbourne’s premier peer-presented, performing arts industry awards since 1984.

Each year, the awards recognise outstanding achievements in productions from cabaret, contemporary and experimental performance, dance, independent theatre, music theatre, opera and theatre companies.

The awards acknowledge the contributions of the many diverse artists and technicians who work on stage, backstage, in the grid and in the pit.

While this year’s awards couldn’t be celebrated in its usual format, the Association held an innovative online ceremony early in April to recognise the exceptional talent of the Australian performing arts scene.

NAISDA graduates, Vicki Van Hout, Joel Bray and Carly Sheppard, all took out awards for their respective productions.

Van Hout won the Performer award in the Dance category for her performance in ‘Plenty serious TALK TALK’.

Bray took out the Production award in the Contemporary and Experimental Performance category for his work entitled ‘Daddy’.

Sheppard took out the Performer award in the Independent Theatre category.

NAISDA CEO, Kim Walker, said it was fantastic to see NAISDA alumni making waves in the arts.


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Green Room Awards Association Awards

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Kim Walker, NAISDA Dance College

Reporter: Dilon Luke