In the UK, Heather Fairbairn studied Musical Theatre at the BRIT School for Performing Arts, London, and undertook a scenography internship at Nottingham Playhouse. Moving to Australia in 2007, she completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) at the University of Queensland, receiving the 2011 Summer Research Scholarship. Credits include: Joy, Fear and Poetry (La Boite), 7: A Musical Revue (UQ), The Battle of Brisbane (Underground Productions), and Artemis Athol (Judith Wright Centre). As Assistant Director: As You Like It (David Berthold, La Boite) and 1984 (Michael Futcher, QPAC). Heather attended NIDA to develop her skills in directing opera. Now a Sydney resident, she looks forward to re-visiting Brisbane to direct Sunnytown for La Boite Theatre Company in 2015.