Mary Ellis

Acting & Voice

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. 

Sean Weekes

Film & TV Program Producer

Mary Harvey


Matt Hertendy

Marketing & Special Projects Manager 

Mitchel Rose

Movement & Mask

Laurie Fyffe


John Muggleton

Co-Founder & Acting

Meet Our Team

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

We value warmth, imagination, process, and laughter. We believe that acting is a craft and it must be practiced on your feet. There are no lectures in our classes. Students get up on their feet and begin working right away. 

Allison Graham

Film & TV Acting

Chris Ralph

Co-Founder / Voice & Acting Executive Director

Kate Smith

Studio 55 Acting

Rebecca Benson


Megan Carty

Acting (Youth)


Leah Coga​n 

Musical Theatre

Heather Hurst