Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nick Miller enjoys working as both a teacher and a performer. Nick is also proud to be a professional busker and has performed in many festivals across Canada and Great Britain. Stage credits include Ant 99 in Kaleidoscope Theatre’s The Ant and the Grasshopper, John the Baptist/Judas in Godspell, Diodat/Humuncules in Hansel and Gretel (Festival Antigonish), Tick/Massimo in the Crimson Veil, The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance and Jack Point in Yeoman of the Guard. He has also appeared on the T.V. show LEXX as an F.B.I. agent. Film credits include I fought the Law, Task Force: Caviar and his left ear can be seen in Lesse Hallstrom's The Shipping News.
Nick has taught drama, improvisation, clowning and juggling at London England's Circus Space, London Ontario’s International Children’s Festival, and Ottawa’s Spring Action, and The Ottawa School of Speech & Drama.
Joyanne is an actor/singer/teacher who moved to Ottawa in August 2014 to study the ever-fascinating subject of theology, and then found herself swept up into the musical theatre community within a matter of weeks. She most recently had the pleasure to play Tracy Turnblad in Orpheus Musical Theatre Society's production of Hairspray, preceded by a stint as Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof. Other performance credits include Trix the Aviatrix in The Drowsy Chaperone, Caroline Neville in Titanic: The Musical (TOWTTB), and a chorus member in Aida (Edmonton Opera). Through her Drama and Speech Arts studies at the University of Alberta and Royal Conservatory of Music, respectively, Joyanne realized how important the voice is as an instrument and is on a mission to help others cultivate their optimal voice, whether that be through private voice classes, public speaking workshops, or group speech classes. She is excited to share what knowledge she has learned over the years and looks forward to learning from her students as well.
About the Instructors...
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March 14th - 18th
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
* Before & After Care Available
Drive away the winter blahs and spend March Break creating something wonderful!
"Drama Explorers” ages 6 - 8
This camp will bring out the actor in every child! Through imaginative pretending, drama exercises, crafts, and stories, students will explore different aspects of drama. On the last day of camp, friends and family are invited to an open house showcasing what the students have been exploring during the week!
Skills to be explored:
- Character creation
- Voice & Movement
Instructor: Nick Miller (see bio below)
Cost for week: $295 + HST
“Take the Stage” ages 9 – 12
This week focuses on the fundamentals of acting on stage and the art of working as an ensemble. As they explore a script, create characters, learn stage direction, and work on scenes, students will bring a script to life. The camp ends with a short performance for family and friends!
Skills to be explored:
- Working as an ensemble
- Script Analysis
- Character Creation
- Stage Direction
- Scene Work
Instructor: Joyanne Rudiak (see bio below)
Cost for the week: $295 + HST
*Before and After Care
To facilitate working schedules, we offer before and after care. Children are supervised in an open play situation. Reservations are required.
Early Drop off: 8:00 / Late Pick up: 5:00p.m. (prompt)
A fee of $45.00 for the week is due at time of registration
Contact Jennifer Cecil - Jennifer@actingcompany.ca