Creative & Performing Artist
“As long as you have passion, faith, and are willing to work hard…
you can do anything you want in this life.”
Abira Niye Harvey
Actress, Dancer, Singer, Artist, & Activist!
More Than Meets the Eye!
Abira Niye Harvey is an actress, dancer, singer, and artist, though it doesn’t stop there! Abira is passionate about every single aspect of her life, and the moments she is given to extend herself are pursued with sheer delight and commitment. Nothing is taken for granted, and everything is fully appreciated. Abira holds sincere enthusiasm for each opportunity that comes her way, dabbling in, and mastering many other skills along the way.
Environmentalist and Social Justice Activist
Abira is an avid proactive environmentalist and contributor to her community, and wider causes. Abira has been a strong advocate and assisted with Green Team and Social Justice at Cheltenham Girls’ High School, and has actively developed a teen mental health program in the social entrepreneur program at NCAPAHS. More recently she donated her artwork to the 10th Anniversary Refugee Ball, is representing her Generation in Gen3M supporting disadvantaged children, and working with restorative justice causes such as The Possibility Project. Abira has always greatly valued the world she has grown from, and the equality and rights of humankind and its connection and lineage with the animal kingdom. Abira supports numerous local environmental groups which you can learn more about at her website ‘Me For Trees‘
Artist & Creator
NSW Rep: 175th Anniversary Royal Adelaide Show
Guest Artist Speaker: SHH Centre for Hybrid Arts
NSW Education Excellence Awards
Needlework & Sewing
Metalwork & Wood carving
Gift Card Making
Musical Theatre Performer
Abira has a sixth sense for musical theatre, and is driven by the industry’s demands and challenges. She recently gained A+ Honours in her Grade 5 IMEB Musical Theatre exam.
Abira has performed in musicals such as ‘Pirates of Penzance’-as the General’s daughter, ‘Annie’- as an orphan girl (alongside Amanda Muggleton and Rodney Dobson) by Packemin Productions, ‘Popstars the Musical’-as Ambre Shu, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by SYMT-as a spoon and a wolf, and ‘West Side Story’ – as the tomboy lead role Anybodys. She also performed the role of Goldilocks in the pantomime ‘Twas the week after Christmas’, and Cinderella in ‘Cinderella’. Abira’s most recent dramatic arts role was performing the roles of a fairy named Web, Quince’s Intern, and the Changeling Child in a contemporary Shakespeare rendition of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by HMDS.
Abira studied musical theatre and drama with Sydney Dance Company, Brent Street Performing Arts, Mcdonald College of Performing Arts, National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), and Stage and Song Studios.
Abira has trained extensively in various dance forms including tap, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe, and classical ballet, receiving the highest marks for her RAD classical ballet exam at TBDA in 2017, and receiving an Excellence Award for Tap.
Dance tuition; The Tap Pack, Brent Street (Diamond Performing Arts program), McDonald College of Performing Arts, and Sydney Dance Company.
Abira performed at Sydney Children’s Festival, and selected soloist for local fairs and ‘Sydney Town Hall Music Festival’ with the Vocal Enrichment Group at Epping Heights Public School and Cheltenham Girl’s Highschool Junior Choir. She has also performed with St John’s Singers, Beecroft.
Abira was vocalist for ‘In Concert’ with Vocal Ensemble Group at Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School, and selected as one of top vocalists in NSW for participation in The Arts Unit 2018 Solo Vocal Camp.
Abira discovered guitar in 2016 alongside a love for ballad writing and composition. She is currently working on producing her own album. Abira also plays piano and various other instruments, and her dream is to purchase a concert harp and practice until she develops harpist mastery.
Abira performed one of her own compositions for the first time as guest performer to Northmead Creative & Performing Arts High School’s awards ceremony and more recently composed for the Climate Change crisis.
Film & Media
Abira has more recently entered film with her first film credit as an extra in the 2017 short film ‘I’m Here Too’ by Shadow Wolves Productions, a poignant film about teen suicide, which has won multiple awards both in Australia and internationally. She also featured in the Salvation Army’s induction film 2017, and as a teen model in ‘Kids Fashion Meets Music’ by DJ Jazzy empowering young people to deal with feelings, stay positive and take care of themselves, and follow their dreams.
Most recently, Abira was interviewed by local Radio Station Triple H FM 100.1 on her creative and performing arts abilities, alongside her strong environmental awareness activities. Abira actively participates in numerous environmental activities including National Tree Day, Byles Creek Valley Protection Union, Save Epping’s Forest Park, Bag Free Beecroft, and the Australian conservation program, BraidsOn of which she campaigned last year to save over 14,000 acres of rainforest. Her artwork was also recently featured in the lobby to stop Live Export. Abira operates her own conservation website ‘Me for Trees’ at: http://abiraharvey.com/conservation/index.html