Donna Anita Nikolaisen trained at The Focus Theatre (Dublin) and Montfort College of Performing Arts (Cork). She won Best Supporting Actor for her role in the award winning short film QED. Her film credits include: Sweetness in the Belly, The Last Right and Royally Ever After. Her TV credits include: The South Westerlies, Blood and Fair City (5 years). She has recently filmed an episode of Nova Jones for CBBC.

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

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

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’s The Bear and The Proposal.


Donna is represented by Byrons Management.
As a voice over artist she is represented by Voice Bank.

Training includes:
The Focus Theatre Stanislavsky Studio – Tim McDonnell (2 years)
Montfort College of Performing Arts – LAMDA Speech & Drama (2 years)
Voice – BelCanto School of Voice (1 year)
Music Theatre – Waltons School of Music (1 year)

Acting for Camera – Graham Cantwell / Film Venture
Chekhov Technique – Rayla Tadjimotova
Meisner Technique – Momentum Acting Studio
Grotowski Technique – Jason Byrne
Jazz Ballet – Elena Degtyareva

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