Scott Alderdice graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts, School of Drama as a director in 1984. His first professional engagement was as Co-Director of Roger Hodgman's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream which opened in the 1985 Melbourne Moomba Festival before an audience of 8000 in the Myer Music Bowl.
In the time following, Scott co-founded and performed in the Rumours Improvisation Troupe; directed the After Dinner Mints Cabaret; guest directed Ring Round the Moon and two productions of The Crucible at the VCA; was involved with numerous community theatre productions; and a sell-out year-long tour of War 'n Pieces for the Victorian Arts Council.
Scott has worked extensively within the Australian theatre industry including engagements with the Melbourne Theatre Company, Opera Australia, the Victorian Arts Council and the Riverina Theatre Company, of which, he was Artistic Director from 1986-1988.
A member of the University of Southern Queensland's Department of Theatre academic staff since 1996, Scott has directed many highly successful USQ Performance Centre productions including The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1996), Isobel (1998), Richard III (1999), Theatre Showcase 2000, A Midsummer Night's Dream (2001), Theatre Showcase 2001, and Theatre Showcase 2002.
In 2000, Scott established a graduate based theatre company, Soulmark which celebrates the important contribution the USQ Theatre Department has provided the wider entertainment industry over many years. Scott currently heads USQ's Department of Theatre.