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Ayeesha Ash

 
Ayeesha Ash
 

Ayeesha Ash was born in St. George’s, Grenada to parents of Grenadian and Māori heritage. Ayeesha was raised in Queensland and attended the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries, where she majored in theatre arts and music. In 2011 Ayeesha began acting studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Since graduating WAAPA Ayeesha has appeared in theatrical works in Queensland, Sydney & Melbourne including Puss In Boots (City Recital Hall), The Players (Bell Shakespeare), Daisy Moon Was Born This Way (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre), The Seagull (Now Look Here Theatre Co.), Rent (Highwayrun Productions & Hayes Theatre Co.), Drift (Two Peas) and Ollie and The Minotaur (Tatler Underground Theatre). She has performed her poetry at popular Sydney|Cadi events including The Oyster Club and Between Two Worlds (Downunder Space). With Black Birds Ayeesha has devised, directed and performed in Th(i)rd C(u)lture (Community Reading Room), Black Girl Magic (Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe), Brown Skin Girl (Batch Festival & Festival Fatale), Exhale (Next Wave Festival), Black Birds (The Joan), Pehe (Bondi Feast & Transoceanic Visual Exchange) & Counterface (Footscray Community Arts Centre, aMBUSH & Transoceanic Visual Exchange) and performed in Tabu: Fijian Kali & Hair Rituals (Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku). She has also co-curated two highly successful Black Birds events: Abantu x Black Birds and Lunar Sequence x Black Birds. In 2017 Ayeesha was a part of La Boite’s Assistant Creatives program and worked as Assistant Director on The Village. She also appeared in her first Australian feature film, We’re Not Here To F*** Spiders. Never one to sit still, Ayeesha is also studying a Bachelor of Communications (Social & Political Studies) at UTS. 

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