Aimee graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts conservatory actor training program in 2003 and has worked as a theatre artist and educator ever since. In 2012 she became a Certified Trainer of Lessac Kinesensic voice and body training, which heavily influences her work as an actor and teacher.
Currently a Lecturer in Acting & Directing (acting, voice and movement, accent and dialect) in the Theatre & Dance Department at UNH, she is consistently viewing and reviewing actor training techniques for her students and herself. Since 2013 Aimee has been studying the acting techniques of Michael Chekhov, and trains in this work as often as possible to feed her actor soul. She is passionate about the ongoing training of young and professional performers, along with the development of new work, and the presentation of great works from theatre's history.
As an actor, she has performed in Occupant for theatre KAPOW (NH, USA), Twelfth Night, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, and Into the Grimm for theatre.unmasked (NH, USA); King Lear for 7 Stages Shakespeare's ShakesBEERience (NH, USA); The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Essential Theatre Company (Victoria, Australia); Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Oedipus Rex for Complete Works Theatre Company (Victoria, Australia); Estrogen on Trial at the Carlton Courthouse (Victoria, Australia); WA Academy highlights include Devil’s Tunic, The Innocent Mistress, Three Sisters, Harlequinade, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth.
Aimee has had an eye for directing since she started training as an actor. Her first formal directing credit was a production of Hecuba at her first acting school in Adelaide, Australia. Since then she has directed for outdoor spaces, proscenium and thrust stages. She loves working in alternative and challenging spaces, as it provides actors with a veritable playground in which to create, but also loves the sanctity and structure of traditional theatres. Playfulness is a big part of Aimee's approach to directing, and she is dedicated to bringing life to stories written for the stage.
Not only has Aimee directed plays for the stage, she has also directed or been heavily involved in the direction of several arts festivals in Australia and the USA. She has directed multiple theatre camps for young people in the USA and created several actor training programs for young people with her own company, theatre.unmasked. Aimee has directed multiple devised children's theatre pieces including productions of Shakepseare's Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream and a devised adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Aimee's stage directing credits include theatre.unmasked productions Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream (2 productions); credits at UNH include The Comedy of Errors, A Far Shore, 7 Boxes of Books (devised), Hotel Jerusalem, and in the upcoming 2018/19 season for UNH's Department of Theatre and Dance she will be directng Dancing at Lughnasa . She is also directing theatre.unmasked's 2018 touring production of Romeo & Juliet, and Proof in 2019 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.