Andi Snelling

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Andi Snelling

Andi Snelling is a multi-award-winning performer, writer and director. She makes boundary-pushing theatre that explores the human condition through the personal as universal with raw honesty and playful physicality. Andi is an Australia Council for the Arts Future Leader 2022.
Andi holds a BA (French & German)/Dip. Creative Arts (Theatre Studies), from University of Melbourne, completed on a scholarship program at Freie Universität Berlin, where she lived for many years before moving to London to study an MA Performance (Acting) at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Her career highlights include: Edith in Picnic at Hanging Rock (BBC), Brinda in Neighbours (Fremantle Media), Ensemble in Crazy for You (London Palladium), Inflight Voice for Qatar Airways and her three critically-acclaimed solo theatre shows, #DearDiaryDéjà Vu and Happy-Go-Wrong, with the latter receiving five awards and being named a “highlight of the year” (The Age). Her newest work, type-a-poet, a one-on-one silent poetry experience, will premiere at Melbourne Fringe 2022. She is currently developing Accidental Radical, a 1970s spy-thriller theatre work with fully embedded access.
After having her world turned upside down by chronic illness, Andi has become a champion of thriving in impossibility. She is passionate about the intersection of art and health and is an ambassador for the Lyme Disease Association of Australia, on the board of No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability, a member of the Arts Centre Melbourne Arts Wellbeing Advisory Group and works as a Disability Inclusion Facilitator for Purple Orange. Andi has 10+ years’ experience in facilitating Empathy in Medicine training within the medical sector and has written an academic paper on the subject. Andi also runs her own creative mentoring business, Kick Up The Arts, where she helps artists create and sustain their own practice.
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