Theatre Aquarius ODE Faculty
Jennie is a theatre maker, facilitator and performer. Credits include: National Arts Centre, Banff Centre for the Arts, Theatre Calgary, ATP, MTC, Cultch, Vancouver Olympics; she was co-Artistic Director of Calgary’s internationally touring physical theatre company, Green Fools Theatre, for over 15 years. Her works have garnered multiple noms and awards.
Karen is a director, actor, theatre maker. Credits include: Stratford Festival, Luminato Festival, Carlos Bulosan Theatre, fuGEN Theatre, Passe Murialle, Young Peoples Theatre, Sulong Collective, Carousel Players. Karen is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School and is a founding member of The Hamilton Seven. She is recipient of Robert Christie Award and Dora noms.
Cherish Violet Blood
Cherish is an actor, storyteller, writer and comedian. Credits include: Stratford Festival, Frontline Partners with Youth Network- Flame, Toronto Alliance of the Performing Arts, Spiderwoman Theatre NY, Article 11, Summerworks, La Ma Ma Theatre NY, Native Earth Performing Arts. She teaches traditional story telling and the Spiderwoman developed Storyweaving process.
Cliff is an award winning playwright and actor. His Theatre for Young Audiences play, Sidewalk Chalk, toured across Eastern Canada. Cliff has performed National tours including: The Push Festival, Magnetic North, the High Performance Rodeo, National Arts Centre, Soulpepper. Plays in development include with Tarragon, VideoCab, Factory Theatre.
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.
Ages 4 - 9
Ages 10 - 13
Ages 14 - 17
Éric is a Vocal Coach at Western University and is a frequent music director of musical theatre and opera. Credits include: Orchestra Director for Western Chamber of Music, The Grand Theatre Music Theatre in the Thames, Opera on the Avalon, Conductor for Guelph Symphony, Music Director Shakespeare School at the Stratford Festival, the Halifax Summer Opera.
Lisa has 15 years experience as a professional dancer, choreographer and dance instructor. She has taught and choreographed extensively and is Co- Artistic Director of FORM Contemporary Dance. Training includes: National Ballet School, Gaga Intensive NY, ImpulsTanz Austria, Peggy Baker Dance Intensive, Andrea Nan Dreamwalker, and a BFA Honours in Dance from York.
Sarain Carson Fox
Sarin is a dancer, model, and tv host/ personality. She is host of Viceland RISE documentaries, including the water protectors of the DAPL. Sarain trained as a dancer at the Alvin Ailey Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in New York City, as well as Canadian Children's Dance Theatre, the Quinte Ballet School. She is a multiple recipient of and the Aboriginal Achievement Awards.
Reza Jacobs is a multiple award-winning music director, arranger, composer and sound designer. His credits include: Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, Musical Stage Company, Factory Theatre, Tarragon, Passe Muraille, Volcano, Cahoots, Luminato Festival and Harbourfront's World Stage Festival. Reza has an MFA from NYU Tisch.
Ages 4 - 9
Ages 10 - 13
Ages 14 - 17
Tara is a Music Director, Conductor, Accompanist and Vocal instructor. She has worked extensively with Toronto’s Musical Stage Company, as well as productions with the Shaw Festival, Theatre20, Theatre Sheridan, Stratford Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Theatre Aquarius, and Mirvish. Tara studied music and vocal pedagogy, trained at McGill and U of T.
Cheri has performed on stages across Canada, the US and Europe, including: The National Arts Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Tarragon Theatre, Kahawi Native Dance Theatre. She works extensively in film and tv with seasons on Blackstone, Moccasin Flats, and Degrassi. Cheri hosts multiple events and tours extensively with her jazz quartet.
Ron is an actor, improviser and a director and teacher. Credits include: Stratford Festival, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Canadian Stage, Arts Club, ATP, The Citadel, SummerWorks. TV credits include 3 seasons on MADtv (Fox). Awards: Canadian Comedy Award, Edmontons Sterling Award, RBC Arts Award, noms for Vancouver Jessie Award twice for Dora Award.
Jan Alexandra Smith
Jan is an actor, director, and choreographer. She has a BFA in acting and began her extensive professional career in the original Canadian cast of Les Misérables. She has starred in, directed productions and choreographed works at major theatre’s across the country. Credits include: Charlottetown Musical Theatre Fest, Shaw, Edmonton’s Citadel, Thousand Island Playhouse.
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.
Chris is a writer, sound designer, director, performer and composer. He has been nominated for 11 Dora Awards and he is the Artistic Producer of ARC. Chris has toured across Canada, US and internationally. He has worked with numerous companies including: the Stratford Festival, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Coal Mine, Why Not Theatre, Harbourfront, Summerworks, Obsidian
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