Bio

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Donna Anita Nikolaisen is an Irish stage and screen actor.

Her theatre credits include: Tea Chests and Dreams (The Axis), No Irish No Blacks No Dogs (The New Theatre), Jane Eyre (The Gate), Talking to Terrorists (The Samuel Beckett) and The Bacchae of Baghdad (The Abbey).

She trained through LAMDA at Montfort College of Performing Arts and also at The Focus Theatre Stanislavsky Studio.

Her film credits include: Sweetness in the Belly, The Last Right and Royally Ever After. She won Best Supporting Actor at the Underground Cinema Festival for her role in the award winning short QED.

Her TV credits include: Nova Jones, The South Westerlies, Blood and Fair City (5 years). She is due to appear as ‘Lucy’ in Conversations with Friends (BBC) and ‘Paige Monaghan’ in Hallmark’s Christmas at Castle Hart.

Voice Over Artist

As a voice over artist Donna has narrated the documentaries: Ireland’s Refugee Hotel (BBC/TV3) and The Story of Water (Virgin Media). She is also the narrator of the audio book for award winning novel Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan.

True Voice Theatre

In 2010 Donna set up True Voice Theatre to produce ensemble pieces. To date she has produced and performed in the off-Broadway play Birdbath by Leonard Melfi and Chekhov comedies The Bear and The Proposal.

Agent

Actor Agent for UK and ROI: Byrons Management
Voice Over agent: Voice Bank

Training

The Focus Theatre Stanislavsky Studio, Tim McDonnell
LAMDA Speech & Drama, Montfort College of Performing Arts
Voice, BelCanto School of Voice
Music Theatre, Waltons School of Music

Workshops

The Attic Studio, Filmbase
Acting for Camera, Film Venture
Chekhov, Rayla Tadjimotova
Meisner, Momentum Acting Studio
Grotowski, Jason Byrne
Jazz Ballet, Elena Degtyareva
Moden Dance, Jane Shorthall

Qualifications

Web Designer at Visual Aspects
IT Sales & Marketing Executive at System Dynamics
Systems Analyst at Intel Ireland
BSc Business Information Systems (Hon), UCC
Full Drivers Licence