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SIRIANNI, David

DegreeDavid Sirianni

Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre)

Graduation year

2015

Current position

Swing/Dance Captain on Moulin Rouge The Musical!

Employer

Global Creatures

What are some of your career highlights?

Performing at the Sydney Opera House in the Dame Julie Andrews directed 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady is certainly up there. Other highlights include performing for Elaine Paige in Evita and Sir Elton John in Billy Elliot.

Describe the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of your job

Working as a Swing & Dance Captain has many challenges. As a swing I understudy multiple roles (up to ten different roles on some productions) so maintaining and managing that information and being ready to step into any role with a moments notice can be testing. However the variety and spontaneity of the job can be very exciting and the feeling of accomplishment after performing a role for the first time is exhilarating. As a Dance Captain I really enjoy leading the cast through a physical warm up every night before a show.

What are your strongest memories while you were studying at the University?

I made some dear lifelong friends during my time at the Arts Academy. I have wonderful memories of delirious nights in the student lounge and weekends spent in the studios creating and collaborating together. I also have the fondest memories of lessons with lecturers Tom Hodgson & Georgia Taylor, these two influential teachers really inspired me and transformed my ability.

Do you have any advice about life after study to pass on to current students?

I made some dear lifelong friends during my time at the Arts Academy. I have wonderful memories of delirious nights in the student lounge and weekends spent in the studios creating and collaborating together. I also have the fondest memories of lessons with lecturers Tom Hodgson & Georgia Taylor, these two influential teachers really inspired me and transformed my ability.