Melinda Roy

Voice Over Instructor

About the Acting Company

Kate Smith

Associate AD

Pierre Brault

Writing Instructor

Meet Our Team

The Acting Company is Ottawa's most comprehensive recreational performance arts school in Ottawa. Our program includes over 30 different courses ranging from acting to writing to improv to cinematography. Our students range from 14 to 80 years old and during any given week we have over 250 students working and playing in our studios.

We do not lecture. Students are up on their feet and working right away. We focus on providing a practical and fun approach to the creative acting process.


We emphasize FUN & WARMTH. We laugh a lot in classes! Our instructors are all professional artists & expert instructors. 

Robert Bockstael

Film Program Coodinator

Chris Ralph

Co-founder & Artistic Director

Ottawa's Premier Acting School for Theatre / Film & TV since 2013

What to Expect

Hugh Neilson

Improv Instructor

Jennifer Cecil

Program Manager

Venetia Lawless

Guest Instructor - Acting

Peter Hayworth

Guest Instructor - Acting

A friendly greeting.

We promise you will feel
​at home in our studios. 


Professional Instructors.

Our instructors are all professionals in their respective fields but they also have years of teaching experience, too. β€‹

Professional service.

We pride ourselves in providing expert, supportive, and respectful service to our students and clients. 

Teri Loretto

Guest Instructor - Directing

Co-founders John Muggleton & Chris Ralph

Marie Tate

TV & Film Acting

Mary Ellis

Acting & Voice Instructor

Derek Price

Film Program Producer

John Muggleton

Co-founder & Acting Instructor

Brad Long

Acting Instructor