2021 Graduate

Danny R Arif

Danny is a born and bred Londoner who is proud of his mixed Anglo/Turkish heritage. Although he excelled at Drama at school, he came to actor training later in his life. He studied BA Events Management and Hispanic studies at the London Metropolitan University and went into the world of events, hosting and hospitality. He has lived and worked in Spain, Greece, and Cyprus and travelled extensively. 

Upon moving to Australia, he joined Drama with a Difference amateur dramatics school in Fitzroy, Melbourne and performed the part of Larry in Closer. While living in Melbourne he extended his love of history and heritage working for the National Trust of Victoria and the Melbourne Museum of Moving Image. 

Upon relocating to Sydney, he went on to do a Foundation Diploma at Sydney Theatre School before being accepted into the Bachelor of Performing Arts degree at Actors Centre Australia. During his three years at ACA he has performed a variety of roles including Scullery in Road (dir. John O’Hare), Gayev in The Cherry Orchard (dir. Adam Cook), George, Duke of Clarence in Richard III (dir. Adam Cook), O’Brien in 1984 (dir. Will Mears), Peter in Red Speedo (dir. Kim Hardwick) and Captain Brazen in The Recruiting Officer (dir. Shaun Rennie and Richard Carroll). 

Alongside his studies, he works as a tour guide for the Sydney Opera House and has become a polished storyteller. He is keen to bring his life experience and personality to both stage and screen and to inspire in others that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams. He is passionate about community arts and is also keen to present/make documentaries. 


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Contact Info

Forum Performance Precinct,
Ground Level, Italian Forum,
30A/23 Norton street,
Leichhardt, NSW, 2040

+61 2 9310 4077


PO Box 361, Leichhardt NSW 2040

RTO Code: 45065

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