About Me

Nadia Strahan

Biography

“The worst storm to hit England since 1703 took place on October 16, 1987, when gale force winds tore down 15 million trees, blocking roads and railways. Power lines were also toppled, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without electricty for 24 hours.”

This was also the day Nadia came to London…As she has an affinity with the dramatic, it seemed rather an auspicious time to arrive…

Although born in Auckland, New Zealand of British parents, Nadia grew up in Australia where she started her initial training and early career, firstly as classical dancer who also discovered the joys of Musical Theatre. I then took the plunge and came over to the UK where I found a successful career performing in a string of hits on the West End stage, where she really found her voice, in both acting and singing. Nadia also found creative fulfillment choreographing for theatre, fashion shows and working as a Voice over Artist and Session Vocalist. She then turned her hand to TV & Film work. Nadia then chose to spend a quality few years taking on the most challenging role any woman can ever entertain, Motherhood.

Nadia runs a private vocal coaching business from her home studio in Brighton and is now a well established artist and performer in the south of England as she continues to wow audiences both as a solo artist and with her band, BOBWANTSHISHEADBACK.

Performing Arts Specialist

Curriculum Vitae

 

Performance Experience

  • Female Lead in MISTER FRANK’S COTTON CLUB – Brighton Fringe Festival 2018 playing OPAL ST CLAIR
  • Lead Vocalist in Band- BOBWANTSHISHEADBACK
  • Lead Vocalist in Covers Band- ALLBORNFUNKY
  • WHITE FOLKS: Cochrane Theatre playing EVE
  • Founding member and regular performer with B.O.P Jazz Ballet Company
  • PIPPIN: Bridewell Theatre playing FASTRADA
  • WORLD CAFÉ: Edinburgh Festival , Imagination Ltd
  • HOT SHOE SHUFFLE: Queen’s Theatre playing April (alternate lead)
  • SUNSET BOULEVARD Sydmenton Festival & Adelphi Theatre original cast member
  • NINE: Royal Festival Hall playing LADY OF THE SPA
  • RAINDOGS: Prince of Wales Theatre playing ANNE
  • JOSEPH & HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT: London Palladium
  • JUST SO: Tricycle Theatre playing GIRAFFE
  • CABARET: Leicester Haymarket Theatre
  • CATS: West End playing BOMBALURINA
  • CATS: originated the role of Cassandra for Australia Production
  • OKLAHOMA: National Tour
  • AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY: Guest Principle Artist
  • SYDNEY CITY BALLET COMPANY: Principle roles include GISELLE-Queen of The Wili’s

Teaching

  • Private Vocal Coaching- for performers and public speakers
  • All Steps First Dance-Wedding Dances/Hen Parties/After School Dance clubs
  • Primary Workshops For Schools-Curriculum based dance classes
  • Judge for OPEN MIKE UK 2013-2017
  • Judge for TEENSTAR 2013-2017
  • BRIGHTON SINGING TUITION
  • STAGESTUDIO-Childrens Drama/Vocal Workshop Leader
  • MAGIC STEPS DANCE COMPANY
  • Private Dance tuition-Classical/Contemporary/Jazz/Tap/Street

Chart Entries

  • 2 National Charts 1998 BAMBOOGIE single release on Virgin Records
  • 30 National Charts 1998 THE STRUTT single release on Virgin Records

Environmental Work

  • Administrator/Coordinator for Brighton Family Camp
  • Administrative Assistant for Hawk Supplies-Organic Wholefoods Shop
  • SUNRISE FESTIVAL, BUDDHAFIELD, BEAUTIFUL DAYS Childrens Drama Workshops
  • Childrens Drama Workshop Leader for Sharpham Barton Family Camp

Choreography

  • MISTER FRANK’S COTTON CLUB – Brighton Fringe Festival 2018
  • WORLD CAFÉ: Edinburgh Festival , Imagination Ltd
  • NOLI ME TANGERE: Theatre Museum (Assistant Director)
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS: Mercury Workshop/The Place Theatre
  • BAD BOY JOHNNY & THE PROPHETS OF DOOM: Union Chapel, Islington
  • NINE: Royal Festival Hall
  • THE CHALLENGE: Mercury Workshop/Shaw Theatre
  • RAINDOGS: Prince of Wales Theatre
  • Choreographed Kate Moss for FrostFrench inaugural Fashion Show

Film & TV

  • COLD FISH: Indpendant Feature Film entered into Cannes Film Festival 2000- Lead Player
  • ANITA NEEDS A NEW WASHING MACHINE: 1998 Graduation Film-Lead Player
  • STRANGE CHILD: 1997 Fuji Film Competition Winner-Lead Player
  • WHO WEARS THE TROUSERS: The Video Dept Short Film-Lead Player
  • ESCORT: NSFTV Short Film-Lead Player
  • WENDY: Channel 4, 1990 Fuji Film Competition Winner-Lead Player

 

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