Meet the Instructors

Administrative Staff

SHAUNNA DUNN is a local visual artist, has been teaching in the arts for 10 years and is the director of the Globe Theatre School. Shaunna received her BFA from the University of Regina and her MFA from Concordia University in Montreal. She has taught with the Fine Arts Preschool CO-OP, Neil Balkwill Centre and Pasqua Rec Centre, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Learning Through the Arts, Concordia University and University of Regina. Shaunna believes that building forts, crafting paper gardens, and weaving dandelion crowns were the early activities of her career as an artist; and that childhood creation is the seed of adult invention.

Shaunna is the Theatre School Director.
{ 306.924.2813 // shaunnad@globetheatrelive.com }

MAC BROCK is an improviser, writer, and number-cruncher. His background is with the Canadian Improv Games, and his passion is spreading the skills and joys of theatre and improvisation with the general public as a part of Combat Improv and Hitchhikers Improv Company. He has volunteered, trained, and performed as an improviser in every province except NB and PEI (for now). In 2015, he produced and hosted Duo Duels, a three-week collaborative festival between high school and professional improv duos. In Spring of 2015, he had his playwright/directorial debut with Atlas (and Other Tales of Loss) (Regina Little Theatre). As a part of Globe Theatre School, he's had the pleasure of creating with students of all ages over the last four years and supporting all his fellow teachers who do the same. He has spent two years as the Theatre School Coordinator and is inspired more and more by the students, families, and staff every day.

Mac is the Theatre School Coordinator.
{ 306.924.2834 // macb@globetheatrelive.com }

Fall 2016: Evolution II

  CHANCZ PERRY    has attended Simon Fraser University; University of Ghana; Broadway Dance Centre; and SIAST. Chancz has been nominated for two Jessie Richardson Awards and the recipient of the Vancouver Sun Reader’s Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year. Some film and theatre credits include Mr. Magoo, Bye Bye Birdie, Charlie Horse Music Pizza, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, and Five Guys Named Moe. Chancz is currently on faculty at the University of Regina, Youth Ballet and Contemporary Dance of Saskatchewan, Fada Dance, the YMCA, and the YWCA of Regina. See a sample of his work at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E-TlvPx15M     

Chancz is the Theatre School Outreach Facilitator.

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ALIXX DAVIDSON

Alixx is a Theatre School Registrar.

 

Fall + Winter Teaching Staff 2016-17

KRIS ALVAREZ    is a theatre artist and a Regina monologue. She enjoys a good laugh, a great story, finding magic and sharing creative freedom. Kris has the privilege of facilitating play and creation with all ages. She is humbly reminded by the young people at Globe Theatre School that art can be messy, brave, fresh and authentic. Kris is most excited about her current contributions to Curtain Razors' Board of Directors and to Red Hot Riot for the past year. Kris sings and writes music with her dad and her husband as the trio, The Relative. And with her other family, Fadadance school, she dances and performs in various events.

Fall/Winter 2016|17: Youth Co., Sat Explorers/Creators/Teens

ANNIE TRUSSLER   has been a student of the Globe Theatre School from the age of nine, and has gone on to take part in Fusion 2014, and then to theatre instruction. In her time out of the theatre, she is regularly improvising with Hitchhikers and Combat Improv, writing creatively either on her own time or with the Carillon student paper, or generally having as much fun as she possibly can. For now, she hopes to finish her degree in Religious Studies, and create theatre for the rest of her days.

Fall 2016: Thurs Explorers/Creators, Sat Architects, Registrar
Winter 2017: 
Sat Architects, Registrar

GREG OCHITWA    is a multi­disciplinary artist who lives in Regina. Select theatre acting credits include  As You Like It, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors , title role in  Hamlet  (Shakespeare on the Sask.),  Metamorphoses , title role in  The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood  (Globe Theatre),   Becky's New Car  (TWN, Prince George, B.C),  Zastrozzi  (Hectik Theatre),  The Drawer Boy , and  Over the River and Through the Woods  (Mae Wilson Theatre). Directing credits: The 2014       Fusion Project: Touch (Globe Sandbox Series), 2015 Fusion Project: The Stay  (Globe Sandbox Series), Assistant Director on You're a Good Man Charlie Brown  (Globe Theatre). And, he is the creator of the award winning hip­hop musical, COPE (Globe Sandbox Series, LiveFive, Persephone Youth Series and Tour).

Greg has been a lead teacher with The Globe Theatre School for the past four years. He's a proud member of the Globe Theatre's Outreach program, which goes into underserved Regina schools with the goal of reaching children and teens who experience financial, cultural, language and social barriers. He has worked as a lead instructor at the Persephone Theatre School in Saskatoon. And, for the past three years he was a lead artist with LiveArts, a Saskatchewan Arts Board funded program that would broadcast his drama classes live to schools throughout the province.

Greg holds a BFA in Theatre Acting from the University of Regina, and he is a graduate of the 2010 Globe Theatre Actor Consevatory.

Fall/Winter 2016|17: Evolution I, Tues Creators/Architects II
Winter 2017: Scripted

JEREMY HILSENDAGER is a graduate of the Mount Royal University Theatre Arts Program in Calgary, Alberta, and the Globe Theatre Actor’s Conservatory Program. He also spent a winter training in the Meisner Technique south of the border at Playhouse West School and Repertory Theatre. Select theatre acting credits include; The Comedy of Errors(Theatre Calgary Shakespeare by the Bow), Jake and the Kid, Peter Pan, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe Theatre), Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Company/Mount Royal Theatre),The Seagull, 12 Angry Jurors, Do You Bite Your Thumb At Me Sir?, Dracula (Mount Royal Theatre).

Winter 2017: Thurs Explorers/Creators. Tues Architects I

BELLE BROWN-MCEWEN  began dancing with FadaDance in 2007, where she fell in love with movement and creation. As a member of the FadaDance Youth Company, Belle has taken part in Dance and the Child International in Taiwan and Denmark where she performed, took workshops, and collaborated with youth from around the world. Her work as a young choreographer has been featured in Instinctive (2013), Moon Age Daydream (2014), and Get on the Bus! (2016). In Spring of 2016, Belle had the opportunity to work with Johanna Bundon and Bee Pallomina in the Blanket Folding Project which was showcased in the Stream of Dance Festival: New Works Regina. As a teacher, Belle has shared her love of movement with wee-ones across Regina. Her goal as an emerging artist is to inspire and provoke young and old through collaboration, movement, improvisation, and theatre.

Fall/Winter 2016|17: Movement Sessional

MITCH DOLL is a media artist who has worked with the Globe Theatre School since 2010 as a registrar, instructor and technical wizard. He holds a Bachelor in Arts Education from the University of Regina and a Diploma in Digital Film and Video from the Art Institute of Vancouver. Mitch has taught visual art, communication media and film in private and public schools. Mitch also works with at the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative in the role of Programming Coordinator.

Fall/Winter 2016|17: Media Sessional, Evolution I

ANDREW PARRY is renowned from coast-to-coast as one of the country’s most exciting trainers and performers of improvisation. With the Canadian Improv Games, he has trained and adjudicated on the regional and national scales alongside his work as a trainer at Improv Camp. As Artistic Director of Hitchhikers Improv, he has grown the company to be the largest in the province and trained dozens of the city’s foremost improvisers. Between his work as a performer with Hitchhikers, Combat Improv, and his duo Biggie+Smalls with Cameron Chomyn, Andy has been invited to and performed on some of the country’s biggest stages for improvisation.

Fall/Winter 2016|17: Teen Improv Levels I-III, Adult Improv I+II

CAMERON CHOMYN   is an actor, improviser, stand-up comedian and teacher based out of Regina, Saskatchewan. Cameron is currently finishing his Bachelor of Education at the University of Regina. When not teaching you can find him creating theatre and improvising in many shows around this beautiful city. Co-founder and co-owner of Hitchhikers Improv Company, you can also find him performing with Combat Improv and Red Hot Riot. Cameron has traveled around the country performing and teaching improvisation.

Winter 2017: Improv for ASD

KAITLYN SEMPLE   is an actor/singer/dancer from Regina who loves teaching the incredible students of Globe Theatre School. 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. Upcoming acting adventures include The Little Mermaid (Globe Theatre Mainstage) and Root, Hog, or Die (Globe Theatre Shumiatcher Sandbox Series). Kaitlyn loves teaching, and she shares her passion for acting, movement, and musical theatre with budding theatre artists across Saskatchewan.

Fall/Winter 2016|17: Movement Sessional

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KATIE ABRAMOVIC

Fall/Winter 2016|17: Make-Believers, Discoverers 

 

BENJAMIN SCHNEIDER

Fall/Winter 2016|17: Movement Sessional


Summer 2016

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). 

Summer 2016: Explorers II, MacKenzie~Immerse

MEREDITH LAROCQUE     is a Saskatchewan based dancer, choreographer and educator. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts Education from the University of Regina, a diploma in Early Childhood Education and has taken Master classes at the University of California, Irvine. She has taught dance for over twenty years in the Saskatchewan community and currently teaches at Fadadance. She recently performed  her contemporary dance work, Caribou, in New Dance Horizon's House of Dance series and danced  in Michele Sereda's The Codice Remix last year. She had the great opportunity last fall to travel to Reggio Emilia, Italy for  a study group focusing on The Reggio Approach- a process based, student centred education program that heavily focuses on the arts.

Summer 2016: Make-Believers II

DAVID DODSLEY   is a professional actor and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Education from York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Laurentian University. He has taught in both public and private schools and performed across the globe. He has worked extensively with the Ontario based theatre company; Talk is Free Theatre (TIFT). He was a lead actor in TIFT's Dora Mavor Moore nominated production of Christmas at the Ivanov’s. A few performing highlights include: National Theatre Belgrade, Finborough Theatre London England, Kiev Drama Theatre on Podol, Festival of Classics and a leading role in the series Kids Town. He is delighted to be teaching at the Globe Theatre.

Summer 2016: Teen Acting Workshop I  

KATIE MOORE is an actor, improviser, and Golden Girls fan. She has been with the Globe Theatre School for five years teaching almost every age group and class the Globe offers. She is a graduate of the University of Regina where she obtained a BFA! She has taken workshops with New York Theatre Intensive and Ghost River Theatre learning about new play development and collective creation. She has been a performer, coach, and judge with the Canadian Improv Games. She spent a season performing monthly shows with her improv troupe, Hitchhikers Improv Company before expanding her improv training with Vancouver's Instant Theatre Conservatory program. In Spring 2016, she toured Joan MacLeod's critically acclaimed one-woman show The Shape of a Girl through Saskatchewan schools with Chrysalis Theatre and OSAC.

Summer 2016: Globe at the Grand (Indian Head)

HEATHER CAMERON holds a Bachelor 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.

Summer 2016: Movement Sessional

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SARAH BERGBUSCH   was a student of the Theatre School from 2007-2014. In that time, she developed a passion for improvisation, theatre creation, and the necessity of play in our daily lives. When she is not playing in her roles as registrar or instructor with the Theatre School, she can be found studying at the University of Regina in Women and Gender Studies, improvising with Hitchhikers Improv & Company, or finding ways to repurpose old and beautiful things she finds throughout her day. 

Summer 2016: Architects I + II

 

JODI SAENZ

Summer 2016: Art Sessional

 

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