Instructors

Administrative Staff

Andrew Ritchie | Theatre School Director & Sandbox Series Coordinator

Andrew Ritchie is a director and theatre-maker originally from Edmonton and now 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. 

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. Recent acting credit includes Concord Floral (Globe Theatre Sandbox Series)

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 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

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 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.

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 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 Concord Floral (Globe Theatre Sandbox Series) 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 hopes 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 Bittergirl- the musical (Director),The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival) (Director)(Acting credits include A Soldier's War, Metamorphoses, Snow Queen, the title role in Robin Hood (Globe Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor 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 

Greg teaches Teen Devised and Architects

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 Make-Believers, Explorers, 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).

Kaitlyn teaches Teen Devised

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

 

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