Aiyana was born in Essex and raised in the UAE. Being a mixed race actor of British, Indian and Irish heritage has sparked her interest in learning about different cultures and she would explore different parts of the world in the holidays with her family. She grew up involved in Dubai’s musical theatre scene, so moving back to the English countryside to train at OSD was eye-opening and Aiyana has enjoyed having the opportunity to marry her logical and creative mindset in more nuanced acting work. Alongside her training she has enjoyed making music and dabbling in events management both at the drama school and venues around Oxford. Aiyana is passionate about connecting people together and celebrating difference.