What to Expect

Hugh Neilson


Pierre Brault

Writing and Comedy

Allison Graham


About the Acting Company

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. 

Rebecca Benson


Mary Ellis


Kate Smith

Artistic Director

Meet Our Team

Co-founders Chris Ralph & John Muggleton

Robert Bockstael

Film & TV Program Director

Chris Ralph

Co-Founder & Executive


Melinda Roy

Voice Over

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 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. 

Reina Lahtinen

General Manager

Mike Kosowan


Leah Cogan

Musical Theatre

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

Derek Price

Film & TV Program Producer

April Pierrot


John Muggleton

Co-Founder & Instructor