Andrew Davidson is an Australian theatre practitioner and musician. He is a Teaching Fellow in Acting & Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting (GSA), University of Surrey, and is also GSA’s Wellbeing Champion. Andrew is a graduate of Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). He has directed plays, opera, musicals, and cabaret. Andrew studied composition at the University of Sydney and has written scores for drama, musical theatre, and dance. As Head of Dramatic Arts at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM), Andrew established the Bachelor of Performance degree. As a music educator, he is a qualified teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kodály Musicianship. As a freelance musician, Andrew plays piano for ballet and contemporary dance. As a researcher, he has presented at conferences and workshops internationally.
University roles and responsibilities
- Teaching Fellow B
- Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Theatre
- Wellbeing Champion for GSA
As a Teaching Fellow in Acting & Musical Theatre, Andrew works across all UG and PGT performance programmes: BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Actor Musician, BA (Hons) Applied & Contemporary Theatre, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre, BA (Hons) Theatre, BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance, MA Acting, MFA Acting, MA Musical Theatre, MFA Musical Theatre, MA Theatre, MA Creative Practices & Directing, as well as Foundation Acting and Foundation Musical Theatre. Andrew has led projects including: All My Sons, Everybody's Talking about Jamie, Fiddler on the Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Hedda Gabler, The Heidi Chronicles, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rabbit Hole, The Taming of the Shrew, and Women of Troy.
As Head of Dramatic Arts at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM), Andrew co-wrote and led the Bachelor of Performance degree programme. He taught modules in Performance Skills, Performance Practice, and Contextual Studies. He directed productions including: Before / After, The Laramie Project, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, On the Razzle, Playhouse Creatures, pool (no water), Women of Troy, and The Who's Tommy.