Alia Wilson is an actress interested in working on challenging projects, exploring the possibilities of performance in whatever form it appears; theatre, television, film, or cross-platform media.
“I fell in love with acting and storytelling in my childhood, through a combination of school plays and campfire stories, which has grown into a passion for innovative theatre, storytelling and devising.”
Trained in Europe Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College, her studies focused on theatre practice across Europe, past and present, and learning how to bring that history and experience into creating current, dynamic work, which crosses boundaries, and speaks directly to an audience.
As part of the programme she also studied in Slovakia for three months, at Vysoká škola múzických umení v Bratislave (VŠMU), Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava.
“My tutors included Emilio Romero, Matthieu Bellon-Leloup, Alexia Kokkali and Chiara D’Anna, and I performed in productions directed by guest tutors Steve Harper and Jonathan Grieve, while taking part in workshops with many other guest tutors.”
Since graduating, she’s worked in a variety of different types of productions.
Her main jobs have been in Theatre-in-Education with “The Snow Queen”, then Site-Specific and Interactive Performances with “The Devil’s Daggers”, a scripted piece about the history of Hall Place in Bexley, and “The Institution – Part One”, a devised piece in an immersive environment where the audience entered into The Institution and were surrounded by the performance.
Also, Street Theatre and Puppetry with Kinetika’s “Imagination Our Nation” Project as a puppeteer for Bex, guiding the puppet for Bexleyheath through local events and community days and interacting with the public around her.
“I’ve also been involved in helping promote theatrical productions and running workshops, and in March 2010 I was invited as part of The Rokeya Project to attend the opening celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of Rokeya’s school in Kolkata, in March 2010, Kolkata, and to present workshops about the performance of “Rokeya’s Dream” to two of the top universities in India.
Having grown up in the Middle East, I’ve developed a deep love of travel, and jump at the chance to work anywhere new and to explore. I love to learn new skills and discover, which had lead to me being a strong swimmer, achieving Freestyle 1 in Figure Skating, playing defence in the girls football team at college, learning horse riding, and learning to play the piano for my own enjoyment. In my quieter moments I’m a voracious reader, and also like to write to exercise my mind and relax.”