I am a Canadian-born artist and arts administrator currently living in Vancouver. While I primarily consider myself an actor, producer, and inclusive theatre facilitator, I am also interested in writing and directing. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (Acting) and Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and am currently pursuing my Masters of Counselling through Athabasca University.
In terms of counselling practice, I am interested in working with children and families in care contexts, using expressive arts based therapies, narrative therapy, person-centred and solution focused approaches.
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Photo: Kiah Shabkha
Performance Work and other Professional Experience
Please find my performance CV at the link below.
Spotlight UK: https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/7890-8976-3854. On Spotlight you'll find my showreel, voice reels and a variety of head shots and production images.
Arts Administrative and Facilitative Work
Please find my comprehensive CV at the link below, with details of my non-performance related work experiences. This CV includes details of my work in arts education, inclusive theatre practice, and duty and venue management. It also includes details of my education experiences, certifications and recognitions.
Education & Training
Post-secondary Education and Professional Development
Bachelor of Fine Arts - University of British Columbia
September 2010 - May 2015
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UBC in Vancouver, British Columbia. I completed the three year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting program, receiving a major in Theatre. I also completed a minor in Psychology.
Master of Counselling - Athabasca University
September 2017 - August 2020
I am currently a third year student in the Master of Counselling program at Athabasca University. The program has a strong focus on social justice and multicultural practice. My practice and research interests include working with young people and families, particularly around neurodiversity and medical contexts.
Areas of Creative and Professional Practice
Stage, Musical Theatre, TV & Film
Credits include: Little One (Claire, Oh Canada! F(eh)stival, Stages Theatre Co, London); Great Again (Moma, Old Sole Theatre, VAULT Festival); SCRATTCH (TheatreThirteen, Courtyard Theatre, London); Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel, Royal City Musical Theatre); The Hollow (SyFy); The Seagull (Nina, Theatre @ UBC), Pride and Prejudice (Mary, Theatre @ UBC), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Ensemble, Theatre @ UBC).
Photo: Max Curtis Photography
Independent theatre & Collaborative Arts
Over the past two years, I have branched into creative producing primarily for theatre.
Upcoming and recent projects include:
Residency at House of International Theatre Copenhagen - June and July 2019.
Oh Canada! F(eh)stival at the Landor Space, London with Stages Theatre Co. Over a week in March 2018 we brought together nearly 50 artists in an exploration of emerging and established Canadian writers in both contemporary theatre and musical theatre.
SCRATTCH, two evenings of new works by emerging artists with TheatreThirteen. SCRATTCH was presented at the Courtyard Theatre in London in October 2017.
Arts Education & Inclusive Arts Practice
For the past four years much of my work has revolved around working with young people. Some of the organisations I have worked with in Canada include Quest Theatre (Calgary, AB), Gateway Theatre (Richmond, BC), Gilmore Elementary School (Richmond, BC), and Ronald McDonald House (Vancouver, BC). In London, I worked with Chickenshed Theatre (K&C, H&F and Westminster), DreamArts (Westminster), and Active London (North London). I am currently a faculty member at the Gateway Academy at Gateway Theatre, teaching musical theatre.
I have a particular interest in working with neurodiverse young people and adults in theatre settings. I am in the beginning phases of creating a multi-sensory theatrical adaption of a classic novel, with the eventual intention of producing a small scale tour to support centres around London.
Photo: Paul Brock Photography
Third year graduate student and trainee counsellor
My practical and research interests include working with neurodiverse young people and the parents and carers around them. I have experience working one-to-one with young people with autism, both in traditional settings behavioural settings (home settings and schools) and arts contexts.
My theoretical inclinations include person-centred therapy, narrative therapy, person-centred expressive arts therapy (PCEAT), ecosystemic family therapy, and movement-based therapies. I pursue a holistic and client-centred practice.
I am currently on practicum placement as part of the Masters of Counselling degree requirements for Athabasca University at The Children's Foundation. I will finish this practicum by June 2020.