Nikki Aitken

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CURRENTLY PLAYING in GOBSMACKED! SOLO

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

21:55 AT CHIQUITO on FREDERICK ST, NEW TOWN

(no show Wednesdays)

Credits include MOTHER, WIFE & THE COMPLICATED LIFE (Bec, Popjam Productions), MILK AND HONEY (Mrs Perlman, Magnormos Productions), INTO THE WOODS, (Little Red Riding Hood, Newtown Theatre), THE SEEDY ADVENTURES OF JOHHNY STEELE (Rita, Full Swing Producttions) and was a lead performer in SONDHEIM: A REVUE (UNSW Productions).

Nikki co-wrote and performed GOBSMACKED! SHOWBIZ & DATING which featured in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, Midsumma Festival, Auckland Pride Festival, NZ Fringe Festival and Dunedin Fringe Festival to critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Cabaret, NZ Fringe and Best Music and Cabaret for Dunedin Fringe.

After a London ‘Off-West-End’ production of PERMANENTLY TEMPORARY, she returned to Adelaide with THE ATTACK OF THE 40 FOOT WEDGE, which received the ATG award for the 2008/09 ‘Best Comedy Show’, was nominated in the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Awards for ‘Best Cabaret’, and received a special commendation for ‘Excellence in Songwriting’. She then toured the show to Sydney, Melbourne and New York. In 2010 her production CABARET: ALIVE AND KICKING received nominations in the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Awards for both the ‘Inspace Development’ and ‘Best Cabaret’ categories, she created the interview-style CABARET ON THE COUCH and co-wrote songs for her original cabaret VIVA LA FRANGLAISE (Short & Sweet Cabaret 2010 Finalist also performed in Adelaide at The Speigeltent).

She has also co-written and performed in Adelaide Fringe/Cabaret Fringe Festival productions of GOBSMACKED SHOWBIZ & DATING, MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER IS A MOBILE PHONE, STICK IT TO THE MAN and I PUT OUT ON THE SECOND DATE.

Having trained at the Elder Conservatorium, graduating with a music degree majoring in theatre & vocal studies from the University of New South Wales, Nikki shares her wealth of experience and knowledge on a daily basis with the students she teaches for over 10 years and is an award winning performer in her own right.

A senior tutor for the Australian Girls Choir for over 5 years, Nikki now brings the wealth of knowledge and training she has received through the organisation to Young Singers of London. She has trained at Yale University as part of the International Cabaret Convention 2010 and gained tutelage for Solfege under Julia Pigdon, specialist in her field.

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