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Aaliyah Mckay-Ajasa


Aaliyah Mckay was born to Caribbean and African parents based in north London islington. She is a writer, and director, whose work and ideas find a place in a multidisciplinary practice. Her art and productions have recently centred on topics such as Mental health, Diversity families and Gender. She works intensely to create forever evolving stories and visuals where culture, imagination and identity meet. Her work has appeared in literary anthologies, magazines, theatre and screen publications, with hopes of moving onto cinema in the near future.

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Director/BHS/Brunel University/ 2016
Director/ Brunel University/ 2017
Director/Trio of Conviction /Brunel University/ 2017
Writer/Director/Trio of Conviction / Feltham Young Offenders/ 2017
Writer/Director/ Downvue Womens Prison/ 2017
Director / Purple Moon Drama/digital /2021
Writer/Director/ Cockpit Theatre / 2021
Assistant Director / Typical Girls /Crucible Theatre Sheffield Theatres X Clean Break / 5 weeks/ 2021

I have also directed short films and music video's.


Drama Centre Summer School
Central School of Speech and Drama workshops
Brunel University
MN Academy




1-2 years

What I do

  • Choreography
  • Devising
  • Dramaturgy
  • Performance Art
  • Physical Theatre / Mime
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Working with young people

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