Dianna Nixon established Wild Voices Music Theatre as an umbrella for a range of activities and projects. Her interests lie in the intersection between artforms and in telling stories in the most engaging way possible. Her skills includes performance (pianist, singer & actor), direction (theatre, opera, choir, community projects), voice coaching on theatre & film projects, alongside her studio practice as voice and piano teacher.
Freelance work completed in 2017 included: pianist & speaker for Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven (Artsong recital series, Wesley Music Centre); actor in Boys Will Be Boys (The Street Theatre, director Caroline Stacey); choral director for Verdure at The National Arboretum, Wonder with National Capital Orchestra at Llewellyn Hall, and Pomp – a Last Night of the Proms-style event at Albert Hall (all with Canberra Choral Society).
Like many artists in our can-do arts environment, Dianna has also developed considerable skill as a producer and project manager. Projects underway or in development include: One Sunday in the City (in partnership with Wesley Music Centre and funded by the City Renewal Authority); a choral project for the National Gallery of Australia; a large scale community choral pop-up on regional railway platforms in 2019; and the creative development of the music theatre work, Camelia.