Ari Maza Long graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2021 and a month later was on stage in Belvoir’s production of AT WHAT COST? Born and raised into the world of performing arts, Ari began learning from an early age about the power of storytelling on stage and screen. He found himself in his first public production at the age of five in the performance of THE BRIDGE by The Torch Theatre Company, and the following year in RIVERLAND by Windmill Theatre Company. After completing high school, he performed in GONZO, at Malthouse Theatre with St Martins Youth Theatre Company.
Ari completed the Certificate IV of Aboriginal Performance at WAAPA and was then accepted into NIDA. Whilst at NIDA, Ari performed in PERFECT STRANGER directed by Kate Champion and GOD’S COUNTRY directed by Liza-Mare Syron