Instructors

Instructors - 2019|2020 Season

Kris Alvarez is a theatre artist and a Regina monologue. She enjoys a good laugh, a great story and finding magic in creative freedom. Kris has the privilege of facilitating creation with all ages at Globe Theatre School. She was the director of the Youth Company and their creation, lost + found, was part of 2018 Launch Festival. Kris is extremely excited about her current contributions to Curtain Razors; besides having been a part of the Bad Blood team, she is actively involved with the Board of Directors. With the support of the company and the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Kris is in the midst of building a (somewhat) autobiographical show, What Kind of Brown Are You? – A project inspired by ‘growing up brown’ in 1980s Regina. Kris loved being part of Red Hot Riot with Jayden Pfeifer, which finished its final season at the end of last year. And with her ‘home away from home’, Fadadance, Kris is happy to be offering a new theatre & movement course for the very young, Wee Folk.

Kris teaches with Globe on the Road

Bronwyn Angley is a teacher, actor and writer. She is the author and creator of Claws by Susan P, a blog and podcast where she does people's nails and tells their stories. She has completed two entertainment internships in Toronto and Los Angeles. Bronwyn has recently started serving as a councilor with Regina Public School Teacher Association. When she's not teaching, you can find her listening to live music, reading The Princess Bride (or other classics), knitting, and/or spending time with family and friends. She is a graduate of the Globe Theatre Actor Conservatory (2010).

Bronwyn teaches Theatre Creation III & IV

Kristy Apodaca lives a life of service to her family and community. She is a yoga instructor, performer, and artist educator. Kristy offers a learning experience as unique as she is. Kristy has been directing and facilitating children, youth, and adults in drama, dance, and percussion since 1999, and began teaching yoga in 2010. Kristy is co-director of Tribal Vibes Wild Fire Productions; An energetic world music and dance ensemble that performs locally and away from home at festivals around the country. Kristy has been with Globe Theatre School since its early days 12 years ago. She approaches her teaching with joy and enthusiasm. Kristy has 3 children and a wonderful partner.

Kristy Apodaca teaches with Educational Outreach and the RODS Summer Spin Camp

Rohith Banman is a Globe Theatre School Registrar and student. He has been a student at the Globe Theatre School for 11 years and has worked as a teaching assistant for over two years. He is currently participating in the Scripted Young Company which will culminate in a performance taking place as part of the Globe Theatre Sandbox Series. Rohith graduated high school last year and is taking this year off to work and study at the Globe. He plans to study psychology at the University of Regina next year.

Rohith is a Theatre School Registrar in Fall 2019

Sarah Bergbusch is an actor, puppeteer, improviser, and theatre deviser from Regina, Saskatchewan. She has worked in both theatre and film. She is excited to be back at the theatre school as an instructor after a year-long absence in the Czech Republic, where she performed with the Prague Shakespeare Company. She has worked at the Globe Theatre in many capacities; as an actor, instructor, and registrar. She is currently working on a BA in women’s studies with a minor in theatre at the University of Regina. When she is not at the Globe Theatre, you can find her performing as an improviser with Hitchhikers’ Improv Company.

Sarah teaches Theatre Creation for ASD and Puppets & Strings

Belle Brown-McEwen is an emerging artist from Regina with a background in contemporary dance and improvisation. Belle fell in love with movement back in 2007 when she began dancing with FadaDance. As a member of the Senior Youth Company, she traveled to Taiwan (2012) and Denmark (2015) to take part in the Dance and the Child International Conference. In 2016, Belle participated in the Blanket Folding Project: a project directed by Johanna Bundon and Bee Pallomina that was showcased in the Stream of Dance Festival. Her goal as an emerging artist is to provoke young and old through collaborative, multi-disciplinary performance art. 

Belle is currently a teacher with FadaDance and the Globe Theatre School, as well as a full-time student at the Paul J. Hill School of Business.

Belle teaches Movement

Kelley Jo Burke is an award-winning playwright, creative nonfiction writer and radio documentarian, book editor and was for many years host/producer of CBC Radio’s SoundXchange.

Her produced and published plays include the upcoming musical The Curst (with Library Voices, Dancing Sky Theatre, May, 2020), Us (with Jeffery Straker, Globe Theatre 2018), The Lucky Ones (DST, 2016), The Selkie Wife (DST and various, 2010), Ducks on the Moon (Curtain Razors, ongoing, 2009) and Charming and Rose: True Love (Nightwood Theatre, and various, 1993).

She was the 2017 winner (with Jeff Straker) of Stage Playwrights’ Guild of Canada’s national award for best new musical for Us, the 2009 winner of the Sask. Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Leadership in the Arts, the winner of multiple City of Regina Writing Awards and the 2008 Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Playwriting.

Kelley Jo teaches Teen Playwrighting

In 2005 Matisse Buteau began her contemporary dance journey in the world of Fadadance where she transitioned from student to company member, and later from teacher assistant to her current role as a dance instructor. She performed from 2014 through to 2018 with the Fadadance Youth Company and attended DaCi in 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her many years in the dance community have resulted in movement exploration and creative dance becoming a second language for her. As a dancer and former rugby player, she has a vast understanding of movement and the human body that she loves to share with all.  

Matisse teaches Movement

Heather Cameron holds a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University (Montreal). She moved to Regina as a co-founder of the FadaDance Troupe, working in collaboration to create original and whimsical dance performances. Most recently, FadaDance partnered with visual artist Tamara Unroe, blurring the lines of dance and shadow puppetry, with the creation of Wool Gathering that was presented by the Globe Theatre. As a soloist, Heather choreographed and performed Waiting for the Bus, presented by New Dance Horizons in the 2016 Prairie Dance Circuit.  Internationally, Heather presented her one-woman theatrical dance show, Boney Bones, at the German International Festival of Dance and Theatre.  In 2011 she created and performed Honey on Wallpaper at Regina's Globe Theatre as a cross-disciplinary collaboration with Shaunna Dunn (Visual Artist) and Jeff Morton (Sound Artist).  Heather has performed work by Johanna Bundon, Bill Coleman, Robin Poitras, Michele Sereda and Turner Prize*. It is with great pride and delight that Heather has been teaching at the Globe Theatre School since its launch in 2006.

Heather teaches Movement 

Cameron Chomyn is an improviser, educator and writer from Regina, Saskatchewan. Cameron is the Regional Producer of the Canadian Improv Games (Saskatchewan Region) and co-founder of Hitchhikers Improv Company (saskatchewan's largest improv company). Aside from traveling the country performing and teaching improvisation he has found success with writing/acting, his new project is My (Good) Buddy Depression which premiered at the Regina Fringe Festival in 2019. 

Cam teaches Theatre Creation for ASD and Theatre Creation IV

Alixx Davidson is a local actor, theatre deviser, and visual artist. She started as a student of the theatre school in 2008 and continued on to be a part of Fusion 2015: The Stay, and a member of the inaugural Globe Theatre Youth Company. Her recent acting credits include Concord Floral (Globe Theatre Sandbox Series) and Dry (Regina Fringe). She has been a teaching assistant for both the theatre school and the Saskatchewan FilmPool. Alixx is passionate about the value of creation and importance of play in people of all ages and hopes to imbue her love for the arts into the hearts of others. Currently, she is working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Regina.

Alixx is the Summer Arts Administrative Assistant & teaches with Summer Scripted

Chloe Flota is a local and emerging theatre artist and performer, born and raised in Regina, SK. Chloe has been performing since before she can even remember as a dancer, musician and actor. She enjoys collaborating and creating with other artists of any age, and especially with kids. Chloe has been a student at the Globe Theatre School for 12 years and has been apart of the instructing/teaching assistant staff for 4 years. She was apart of the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Globe Theatre Youth Companies, a collaborative project with fellow Globe Theatre students, as well as, Chloe was recently apart of the Globe Theatre’s production of Concord Floral, featuring the 2018/2019 Globe Theatre Young Company. In addition, Chloe work as the Interim Box Office Manager for the Globe Theatre.

Chloe teaches Theatre Creation I

Madison Handford has been teaching dance for the past 7 years at Kids Can Dance studio in Regina, specializing in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and pointe. She has recently gotten my certification for Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), a new wave of technique training. Growing up she trained in the CDTA exam program for ballet out of a studio in Regina. Although she currently work for a locally owned clothing store, Uforia Muse - she have a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in English and minor in Physical Education. 

Madison teaches Movement

Sarah Janz is a creator, being with the globe theatre since 2007 taking a variety of classes that have been offered. Being a member of the 2015 Fusion Project as well as completing the 2017-2018 Start Up program. She is now excited to be teaching and inspiring a class of her own. Sarah hopes to continue spreading her love for the arts to others around her.

Sarah Janz teaches Theatre Creation II

A Balgonie born, Regina based artist, Greg Ochitwa is proud member of CAEA & ACTRA, and holds a BFA in Theatre Acting (UofR). Globe Theatre writer/director credits: Root, Hog, or Die - a western musical; G-Ram; three seasons of FUSION; Bittergirl- the musical (Director). Acting credits: A Soldier's War, Metamorphoses, title role in Robin Hood (Globe Theatre); Twelfth Night, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, As You Like It, title role in Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). He wrote/starred in COPE- a hip-hop musical (winner of SATA award for Composition and Performance (Persephone Youth Tour)). Recently, he directed The Merry Wives of Windsor for the SOS Festival, and starred in The Aliens at Persephone Theatre (SATA nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor). With over twenty years of experience as a professional artist, and a proven ability to connect and inspire all walks of life, he confidently guides with passion and positivity

Greg teaches Devised Young Company, Teen Directing, Theatre Creation II and III 

Kylie Orr is a Globe Theatre School Registrar. She works part-time with the Theatre School but you may have also seen her around the Globe serving drinks, ushering patrons or managing the Front of House for a little bit. She's dabbled in improv around the city, loves live theatre and tries to enjoy all that the Regina arts scene has to offer.

Kylie is a Theatre School Registrar in Fall 2019

Jon Neher is an artist educator living in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan. As a child he was drawn to music and the piano which has lead to opportunities that have taken him touring internationally and heard across the world through his work with bands such as Nick Faye and the Deputies and Orphan Mothers. While completing his B.Ed. and B.A. at the University of Regina, Jon became involved with the local theatre and improv community performing for Combat Improv, Red Hot Riot, and Hitchhikers Improv, simultaneously helping him discover a love for teaching through drama. His commitment to empowering others through creativity can be seen in his work as a facilitator with the Globe Theatre School Outreach Program, his position at the Regina Public Library as a Digital Media Specialist, or his continued practice in the education system as a substitute teacher. 

Jon teaches Sound 

Vanessa Prevost is an improviser, stand up, and sketch comedian from Regina, Saskatchewan. She performs on second half of Hitchhikers Improv, and also workshops their other teams. She is the producer and a writer in B*rude sketch and stand up show. She was the artistic director and co-founder of Eyes Up Here Comedy and has had the pleasure of performing with Kevin MacDonald. If you ever need to find her, she will be on the park looking at squirrels.

Vanessa teaches Comedy & Laughter, Teen Improv and Improv for Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Donny Ready is a local artist born and raised in Regina. Donny is a graduate of the Globe Theatre Conservatory (2016) and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Theatre Performance from University of Regina. Selected theatre credits include: Mine to HaveRoot, Hog, or Die, The Last Wife, Cope (Globe Theatre); A Soldiers War (Live Five Theatre, Strikes Twice Productions Western Canada Fringe tour, Persephone BackStage Stage); The Odd Couple, Dry Streak (Souris Valley Theatre). Donny enjoys physical fitness, sports and spending time with family and friends. Donny is an avid movie goer, easily rattling off movie related trivia, quotes and sports stats and is excited to join GTS as an instructor.

Donny teaches Teen Acting

Ben Schneider is an emerging theatre artist whose interests lie in physical theatre, contemporary dance, multi-disciplinary arts, collective creation and directing. An instructor at thew Globe Theatre School, Ben enjoys being inspired by young artists' imaginative ideas and fostering an appreciation for theatre amonst this younger generation. Ben has had the opportunity to learn from and train with both local and national artists such as Judy Wensel, David Latham, Johanna Bundon, Allyson McMackon and Eric Rose. Apart from working as an artists, Ben is a student at the University of Regina, working towards a Bachelor of Arts in English. Select credits include: Paper (Globe Theatre Sandbox Series), A Christmas Carol (Globe Theatre), and Concord Floral (Globe Theatre Sandbox Series).

Ben teaches Evolution, Theatre Creation IV, Play & Pretend and Movement.

Kaitlyn Semple is an actor, singer, dancer, teacher and choreographer from Regina SK.  Since completing her BFA in Acting from the University of Regina, she has trained in Toronto with CBC's Triple Sensation, in Edmonton at the Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Program, and in Regina with the Globe Theatre Conservatory.  She loves sharing her passion for authentic story-telling in musical theatre having recently taught at Globe Theatre School, Rubarb School, and Class Act Studio.  Acting highlights include: The Little Mermaid; Us; Bittergirl; Mary Poppins; Man of La Mancha; Shout Sister; The Wizard of Oz and Metamorphoses (Globe Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof, It's A Wonderful Life and Little Women (Persephone Theatre); Root, Hog, or Die (Sandbox Series); Cope (Persephone Youth Series, Sandbox Series, Live Five); The Invisible (Catalyst Theatre); The Last Five Years (Golden Apple Theatre);  Alice In Wonderland and The Hockey Sweater (Sum Theatre).

Kaitlyn teaches Musical Evolution and Movement

Trained as a triple threat, Abbey-Taylor Weber has spent her last 19 years training in multiple disciplines of dance, acting, singing and performance. She recently started Buffalo Brunchalo Productions with two of her dearest friends, and as a result won her first award as a director and second as a playwright at last year’s Tic Toc Ten Festival. Previously, she has received accolades as a set designer for RLT’s Vimy (2017) and as a playwright for Ten Feet (2017); as well as numerous others for visual design and set design. Abbey leads workshops around the city and is passionate about bringing visions to life on stage, and making spaces for magic to happen.

Abbey teaches Set & Costume Design

Mackenzy Vida is a Visual Arts & Creative Technologies student at the U of R and a former student of the Globe Theatre School. Her passion for the arts has been carefully cultivated within her choice to pursue a life in design as a multidisciplinary artist.  Her past Visual Arts works have been featured at Dunlop Art Gallery (Pop Up 24-7 and the Art of Pride), the uOttawa faculty of Neuroscience Mental Health show, the Fifth Parallel Gallery and the Sask Arts Board Multi-Faith show. Recent costume design credits include Concord Floral, In Care (Globe Theatre Sandbox Series)

Mackenzy teaches Design

Judy Wensel is a director, creator, performer and educator who is based in Regina. Her work emphasizes connection to place and community and through her deep interest in collaboration she has conceived and directed numerous interdisciplinary creation-works and community art initiatives with organizations including Fada Dance, Globe Theatre, Globe Theatre School, Swamp Fest, Wolf Willow Band, Cathedral Village Arts Festival, and as an Artistic Associate with Curtain Razors Theatre. Her directing work includes productions of contemporary Canadian work, ensemble-based devised creations, dramaturgy and new play premieres. As an educator she has worked extensively with youth and adults through the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society, the Canadian Improv Games and Globe Theatre School. Judy has a BFA in Acting from the University of Regina and is a graduate of the Directing program at National Theatre School of Canada.

Judy teaches Scripted and with Globe on the Road

Administrative Staff


Katie Abramovic | Theatre School Coordinator

Katie is a local actor, deviser, and theatre instructor. She was a theatre school student for ten years, and has been working in classrooms for over five. Katie was a cast member in the 2015 Fusion Project, and a member of the first ever Globe Youth Company. She has trained with MCT in Missoula, Montana; Class Act dance studios; and One Trunk + Ghost River Theatre. Katie’s interests lie in developmental work and collaborative creation. She is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre at the University of Regina. Recent acting credit includes Concord Floral (Globe Theatre Sandbox Series).

Katie teaches Evolution

306.924.2834 // theatreschool@globetheatrelive.com

Aimee Garchinski | Arts Engagement Manager

Aimee is an actor, improviser, dancer and choreographer with a passion for working with youth and vulnerable communities. Her artistic training spans 20+ years and has taken her across North America. She is a trained Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) instructor and was awarded her RAD Vocational Advanced 2 ballet training with Distinction. This allowed her to successfully pursue her Solo Seal. She holds two degrees from the University of Regina: A performance degree with a double major in Dance and Drama and an Arts Education degree majoring in Dance and minoring in Drama. She worked extensively with the YMCA of Regina for almost 10 years, overseeing their Inclusive Summer Camp and a variety of youth and before and after-school programs. In 2013 Aimee authored the YMCA Youth Leadership Manual, which is used across Canada today.

Aimee teaches with Educational Outreach and Movement

306.530.1357 // aimeeg@globetheatrelive.com 

Andrew Ritchie | Theatre School Director & Sandbox Series Coordinator

Andrew Ritchie is a director, theatre-maker and teacher originally from Edmonton and based in Regina. He is a co-founder and past festival director of the Common Ground Arts Society's Found Festival. He has worked in independent theatre for over a decade and is currently artistic director of You Are Here Theatre, dedicated to political Canadian work and Thou Art Here Theatre, a site-specific Shakespeare company. He has an MFA in Directing/Creation from York University, a BA in Drama from University of Alberta and is a directing graduate of the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. He is an alumni of Rapid Fire Theatre and performed improv across North America. As a teacher, he has taught all ages at universities, theatres and schools across Canada. 

Andrew teaches Scripted Young Company and Adult Acting

306.924.2813 // andrewr@globetheatrelive.com

 

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