I’m extremely excited to be working as choreographer on Ace Entertainment’s production of Time Cut, the latest in our province’s successful run of horror flicks. My experience as “Flashmob Queen of Manitoba” scored me the role and the opportunity to work with 11 of Manitoba’s finest dancers. We’re all set to bring this scene to life in July!
Our StudioWorks Sr. Academy has been working diligently since September on the incredible Joe Iconis/Joe Tracz musical – Be More Chill. This project has truly been a labour of love. We have had to navigate a myriad of obstacles and life events which has brought our company of emerging artists even closer together. I am so proud of what we have accomplished thus far, not only with our production, but with the generous and loving spirits which have emerged en masse. Our hearts and spirits are still reeling at the loss of one of our dear cast members, Amélie Barreto-Labossière but we are ‘doing her proud” with the virtual production we are about to share with everyone on June 24th! Tickets now on sale at: www.winnipegstudiotheatre.com
I have just completed an 8-month mentorship program with the lovely and talented- Natalie Sluis. It has been a great honour to share my arts practice through the mentorship program offered by Creative Manitoba. Since October, my “mini-me” and I have met virtually, in person, or even in my backyard to create choreography, tackle theatre projects, write grants, plan for the future and ultimately serve as mutual support systems to each other. It has been quite a ride and is only the beginning. I see great things in Natalie’s professional future and applaud her hard work, energy, commitment and above all, passion for everything she does!!
Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s Junior StudioWorks Academy was proud to present their year-end Showcase in March featuring 9 emerging musical theatre artists. The virtual presentation highlighted seven months of on line training through song, dance and scene work and was a wonderful way to celebrate these young artists. To watch the entire showcase, log into YouTube at: https://youtu.be/9-kg7e9Ec30
I had the great pleasure of working as an Artist in the Schools at Princess Margaret Elementary in March. Over a three week period, I introduced over 200 students Grades K-5 to the art of Musical Theatre and Dance. it was an extremely rewarding residency, not only because I actually got to share my passion with little humans but to do it face-to-face….er-r-r-r Mask-to-Mask. The exhaustion I felt of being in the classroom was equalled by the exhilaration of our accomplishment. Many thx to a terrific administration, teaching personnel and of course, the students!!