Advanced Vocal Technique, MainStage, Singer/Songwriter Intensive, LeadHERship
Colleen is a graduate of the prestigious Sheridan College Musical Theatre Program and has spent over 30 years onstage performing alongside some of Canada’s top entertainers. She is a Professional Speaker Coach & Creator of The EPIC System. An International Actress, Singer and Director and Teacher, Colleen has taken her knowledge and experience and broken it down into easy, implementable steps, inspiring people to boldly express themselves and bring their unique voices to the world. She believes your voice matters and her interactive workshops and online courses teach how to communicate your message with influence and confidence in life, on stage and in front of the camera.
Colleen is also the author of the #1 International Bestselling Series Feeling Friends including Sad Sally, Mad Michael, Nervous Nelly & Happy Hannah. She believes that feelings are there to teach us about who we are and what we deeply desire in life. Having experienced firsthand the healing power of emotional expression, she has designed the LIT KIDS courses on emotional intelligence to empower children and adults to deal with and express their emotions in positive, healthy ways.
BA, RCM Certified Teacher, ARCT
Growing up in a musical family Kendra has been surrounded by the love of music her entire life. Her mother was a piano teacher and took every opportunity to get Kendra up on any stage and perform to help build confidence and experience as a child. Fast forward to today Kendra has fostered that love of music through teaching piano and flute lessons to students of all ages as well as providing music and movement classes to young children over the past 24 years.
As a music teacher, her aim is to help students develop a lifelong love of music. In her music lessons, she provides opportunities for each student to become problem solvers and independent learners, as they find their artistic voices through learning music. Music has a way of bringing students out of their shells and sparking individuality and she loves to watch the character development happen in each lesson.
Kendra finds it very rewarding teaching her students and loves to watch when her students grasp a concept and the satisfaction each student gets with it. Music lessons become a unique experience for every student. It’s amazing to watch students perform at recitals, festivals, and exams and see their confidence grow right before everyone’s eyes.
Elementary Piano, Voice, MainStage
Choreography, MainStage, Recreational Dance
Acting for Film & TV, Acting & Improv, Broadway Bootcamp
Alma Sarai is an actor and arts advocate working in Burlington, Hamilton and Toronto. A graduate of UTM Sheridan's Theatre and Drama Studies program, she's gone on to perform in an extensive list of theatre projects with Tottering Biped Theatre, It's a Mystery to Me and Shakespearience, as well as film and voiceover; the former, most notably, as a featured role in Canadian Screen Award Winning Short Documentary "Patty vs. Patty", the latter of which include roles ranging from popular kids' program Finny The Shark, to commercial clients like Stella Artois. She also sings with Myriad Ensemble, an upper voices choir in Burlington.
When she isn't acting or teaching, Alma also works with various other local adult and youth programs, helping to promote youth education and development through the arts.
Piano, Voice, MainStage, Zumbini
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