Instructors

Administrative Staff

Andrew Ritchie | Theatre School Director & Sandbox Series Coordinator

Andrew Ritchie is a director and theatre-maker from Edmonton, Alberta who has performed and directed across Canada. He is thrilled to be based in Regina and back home in the prairies! He is a co-founder and was festival director of the Common Ground Arts Society's Found Festival, Edmonton's only multi-disciplinary found space arts event. 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, Alberta's 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 children, youth, and adults at universities, theatres, and schools in multiple cities. 

306.924.2813 // andrewr@globetheatrelive.com

Aimee Garchinski | Theatre School & Community Engagement Coordinator

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.

306.924.2834 // aimeeg@globetheatrelive.com 

 

Instructors

Katie Abramovic 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.

Katie teaches Creators, Architects and with the RODS Summer Spin Arts Camp

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 is the director of the Youth Company. Their recent collaboration, 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

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 the RODS Summer Spin Arts Camp

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 performances. As a solo artist, Heather presented her one-woman theatrical dance show, Boney Bones, at the German International Festival of Dance and Theatre. Her most recent cross-disciplinary collaboration, Honey on Wallpaper, was performed in 2011 at Regina's Globe Theatre in 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 Sessions

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 most recent acting credit was in Dry as a part of the 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 Scripted

Chloe Flota is an actor, dancer, and singer born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. Chloe is currently working towards her BA in theatre at the University of Regina. She has been performing since she was 2 years old and has a passion for creation and collaboration. Chloe has been a student at the Globe Theatre School for 10 years and has been apart of the instructing staff for 3 years. She was apart of the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Globe Theatre Youth Companies, a collaborative project with fellow Globe Theatre students. Some of Chloe’s performance credits include Bullets Over Broadway, The Rocky Horror Show (Sterling Productions), School of Rock, Catch Me If You Can and Les Miserables (Campbell Collegiate).

Chloe teaches Creators

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 is pursuing Music Education at the University of Regina majoring in voice, hoping to continue spreading her love for the arts to others around her.

Sarah Janz teaches Explorers

Greg Ochitwa is a Balgonie born, Saskatchewan based artist. Globe Theatre writer/director credits include Root, Hog, or Die - a western musical; G-Ram; three seasons of FUSION; and last season's hit, Bittergirl- the musical (Director). Acting credits include A Soldier's War, Metamorphoses, Snow Queen, 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, the title role in Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). He wrote/starred in COPE, a hip-hop musical (receiving a SATA award for Composition and Performance (Globe Theatre; LiveFive, Persephone Youth Tour)). He works province-wide as a freelance arts teacher, and is a lead instructor/mentor at Paper Crane Community Arts Centre, where the focus is on using the arts as a catalyst to well-being in our daily lives Upcoming: The Merry Wives of Windsor at The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival (Director).

Greg teaches Teen Devised & Architects

Ben Schneider is an emerging theatre artist based in Regina and in his own practice, enjoys exploring physical theatre, dance, and collective creation. Ben became a student of the Globe Theatre School shortly after its 2006 inception and continued to attend classes for nearly ten years. Being invited to join the theatre school’s inaugural Youth Company was a great privilege, giving Ben the opportunity to perform as a part of the Schumiatcher Sandbox Series in Paper (2016) directed by long-time mentor, Judy Wensel. Additional training includes Globe Theatre’s pilot program, START UP. For almost ten months, Ben worked with local artists Johanna Bundon and Jayden Pfeifer as well as professionals from across the country such as David Latham and Allyson McMackon. His most recent acting credit was his debut on the Globe’s main stage in A Christmas Carol (2017). Ben is currently an Arts student at the University of Regina. 

Ben teaches Make-Believers, Movin' Make-Believers, Explorers, and with Improv for ASD and RODS Summer Spin Arts Camp

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).

Kaitlen teaches Devised Theatre.

Judy Wensel is a Saskatchewan based actor, director, improviser, theatre creator and educator. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Regina and has worked extensively with Globe Theatre for the last 10 years on the Mainstage, in the Sandbox Series and in the Theatre School. In the spring of 2014, she launched her company, SodHouse Theatre of SK (www.sodhousetheatre.com) then toured her critically acclaimed solo show Shangri-La around Western Canada. Judy is also an avid member of Regina's improv community - she works as a trainer and a judge with the Canadian Improv Games, is the founder and former producer of Combat Improv and has performed across Canada and in the US. In 2015, she was the Associate Artist with Curtain Razors, Regina's beloved experimental theatre company. In 2011, Judy received the Stage West/Equity National Emerging Artist award. She was also in a Alt-Country Swing band, Wolf Willow (www.wolfwillowband.com).

Judy teaches Scripted and with Globe on the Road

 

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