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Ayeesha was born in St. George’s, Grenada to parents of Caribbean and Maori heritage. Raised in Queensland, Ayeesha trained extensively in singing and dance before being accepted into the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries, where she majored in acting. In 2011 Ayeesha moved from Queensland to Perth to continue her acting studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Since graduating Ayeesha has appeared in plays in Queensland and Sydney including The Players (Bell Shakespeare), The Seagull (Now Look Here Theatre Co.), Rent (Hayes Theatre Co.) and Drift (Two Peas). In late 2015 Ayeesha and Emele Ugavule created Black Birds.

Black Birds is an all female co-operative led by core members, Ayeesha & Emele Ugavule. With each project, creatives are invited to collaborate on works that dissect the Black and Brown diasporic experience in Australia through art and performance in a variety of mediums and spaces -  theatrical and non-theatrical. Their work includes short films Counter Face (aMBUSH & Footscray Community Arts Centre), visual art works Soul Food & Anti Throne (aMBUSH), live performance as part of Yirramboi Festival (SHORE: Stories) Pan Afrikans Poets Café (Black Girl Magic) & Bondi Feast (Pehe). They have also created, performed & co-produced self titled theatrical performances for The Joan, Festival Fatale & Community Reading Room. Black Birds is currently developing a new work as part of a residency with PYT, The Joan & PACT. Ayeesha loves to learn and is currently studying a Bachelor of Communications (Social & Political Studies) at UTS.