Theatre Aquarius ODE Faculty

Jennie Esdale

Jennie Esdale

Program Director

Jennie is a director, actor, playwright and instructor. Her theatre work has been presented by children's, arts and puppet festivals as well as theatres in Canada, US, Brazil, Japan.

Originally from Alberta, Jennie has worked with companies including National Arts Centre, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, The Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Ghost River Theatre, Mammalian Diving Reflex, the Cultch and The Only Animal, where also performed in an outdoor theatre of ice at the Vancouver Olympics. Jennie was co-Artistic Director of Calgary’s physical theatre company, Green Fools Theatre, for over a decade, a company focusing on work for young audiences and in partnership with Cirque du Soliel's Cirque du Monde program, outreach programs with youth at risk.

Jennie was nominated for Calgary’s Professional Theatre Awards, the Betty Mitchell Award, for Best New Play twice and Outstanding Performance twice; works she directed were nominated for Outstanding Production of A Musical. Jennie was nominated twice and also won Edmonton’s Sterling Award for Outstanding Achievement in TYA. She is a member of CAEA and Playwrights Guild of Canada.

 

Fall 2018 Instructors

Janelle Cooper

Janelle Cooper

Janelle is a writer, performer, singer, and producer. Janelle received her BFA, specializing in performance creation. Credits include: Teatro Proscenium, National Arts Centre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Calgary, the Elgin Theatre, Ellipsis Tree Collective. She produced the Canadian premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Ruined and has won awards for performance.

 

Treasa Levasseur

Treasa Levasseur

Treasa is a Juno nominated musician. She has produced multiple albums and has toured  festivals from Iqaluit to Dublin, including performances at Massey Hall, Montreal Jazz Fest, NXNE. She received her BFA from Ryerson. Treasa has taught across Ontario, including Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Direct, Learning Through the Arts, Sing from the Start.

Heather McGuigan

Heather McGuigan

Heather is a triple threat performer who has starred as Mary in Mary Poppins, Fiona in Shrek the Musical, roles in Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, and 50 other stage productions. Credits include The Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, Drayton Entertainment, The Charlottetown Festival, CanStage, Mirvish, and regional theatres across Canada, along with Six North American Tours from Alaska to Mexico City.

Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts

Actor Rick Roberts has amassed numerous film and television credits including series lead on CBS series LA Doctors and NBC series Traders, Suits, Designated Survivor, Book of Negroes, Heartland and many others. A graduate of the National Theatre School, Rick works extensively with the Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Necessary Angel, Belfry Theatre, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, Young Peoples Theate and many more leading theatre companies. 

Stacy Smith

Stacy Smith

Stacy is a performer, theatre creator and arts educator. As an actor, credits include with: Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius, Ships Company, Theatre New Brunswick, Theatre Neptune. She has multiple film and tv credits and was nominated for a Genie Awars for New Waterford Girl. Stacy has taught theatre extensively at theatre schools, programs and universities.

 

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All classes held at Theatre Aquarius Arts Education Centre

55 Wentworth St. South.  Hamilton ON. L8N 2Y5

Ages 4 - 6

Ages 7 - 9

Ages 10 - 13

Ages 14 - 17

Adults

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