What You Can Expect at The AC

A friendly greeting
Our staff are welcoming and focused on ensuring you have the best experience in our learning community. We want you to feel at home in our studios. 

Professional Instructors
Our instructors are all professional artists in their respective fields, with years of teaching experience. ​

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

Hugh Neilson


Derek Price

Film & TV Program Producer

Mary Harvey


Pierre Brault

Writing & Comedy

John Muggleton

Co-Founder & Instructor

Meet Our Team

Robert Bockstael

Film & TV Program Director & Instructor

Leah Cogan

Musical Theatre

Rebecca Benson


Ottawa's Premier Acting School

for Theatre / Film / TV since 2013

Melinda Roy

Voice Over


Mary Ellis


Kate Smith

Artistic Director & Instructor

Amanda Logan

Office Administrator 

Mike Kosowan


Founded in 2013, The Acting Company is Ottawa's most comprehensive recreational performance arts school. Our program includes over 30 different courses ranging from acting to writing to improv to cinematography. Our students range from 13-80 years old, and during any given week we have over 250 students working and playing in our studios.

We emphasize fun and warmth, and we laugh a lot in our classes! Students get up on their feet and begin working right away. We focus on providing a practical and dynamic approach to the creative acting process. Our professional instructors aim to give you personalized feedback throughout your learning journey. 

Allison Graham


Chris Ralph

Co-Founder & Executive