Caelan is currently a Grade 11 student at Claremont Senior Secondary. Over the years, he has been involved in many musical theatre productions and is now looking forward to working with The National Stage Company.
Liam began performing at the age of three, using the fireplace hearth as his stage to entertain family and friends. His love of dance led him to pursue training in various styles from an early age, including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, acro, and musical theatre.
Matthew is a passionate creative who received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Victoria's Department of Fine Arts. He has worked in film both behind and in front of the camera, but his first love is the stage.
Matty Callin is has been training and improving since she was old enough to walk. At the age of six, Matty became an honorary member of “Youth Choir 61." Matty’s dance training has included nine years of ballet, three years of jazz and one year of tap. She also had the privilege of spending two years in The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s productions of “The Nutcracker”.
Paige Roussel is a native of Victoria B.C. Some of Paige’s past theatre credits include Max from “The Grinched” with Peninsula Players and Les from “Newsies” with Theatre al Dente. Paige was born to be a performer.
Samantha has been part of ten stage productions. Her favourite roles have been Matilda in Matilda the Musical with Four Seasons, Jane Banks in Mary Poppins with Kaleidoscope, and Molly in Annie with Sooke Harbour Players. She began dancing Ballet at age 3 and has also trained in Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz.
Mariah has been dancing since she was 3, played piano for 8 years, and has been thriving in her singing lessons over the last 3 years. She especially loves singing harmonies with her sisters and enjoyed performing at the Sooke Fine Arts Show when she was younger.
Kate Niedjalski has a passion for the performing arts. Kate’s love began when she was cast as a squirrel at the age of 7 in the production of Red and the Wolf. Since then she has studied voice, acting for both stage and film, and dancing. She has been in over 15 stage productions
Victoria studied voice and music theory at “The Royal Conservatory of Music”, and is currently earning her diploma at “The Canadian College of Performing Arts”. Outside of theatre, Victoria runs a photography business and a performing arts company called “Triple Threat Performers”, where she showcases the talents of other artists on the island and beyond.
Bret brings a wealth of stage, film and musical experience. Bret’s recent experience includes starring as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and as Phinneas Trout in Willy Wonka with Four Seasons Musical Theatre. He also co-directed Victoria’s first-ever production of the award-winning musical Matilda.
Tenyjah brings 20 years of experience to this intrepid group of artists. A 1st generation Caribbean Canadian, Tenyjah hails from a music oriented family, and has been singing in choirs, gospel and otherwise, since the age of 5. She plays the tuba, oboe, alto saxophone and has graduated from John Abbott College with a degree in Liberal Arts, and a PhD in Social Sciences from Concordia University.
Makayla lives for theatre. Her
journey started with dance at a young age and she has thrived in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap
and Hip Hop. She has been performing in dance festivals and competitions since she was 9 years old and her proudest moments were winning multiple awards for her choreography.
Jessica Paxman is a dedicated performing arts professional with more than 20 years of experience both on and off the stage. Jessica’s musical background is strengthened by more than 10 years of vocal training, including studying vocal performance with Anne Bennet and Matthew Howe. In addition to vocals, she is also proficient in piano, guitar and violin.
Brendan is a grade 7 student with a passion for music. Brendan studies individual voice and music theory, following the Royal Conservatory program, and studies piano in order to build on his natural ability to play by ear. For several years Brendan was a member of the Victoria Childrens’ Choir and an ensemble choir, and through these experiences, performed with Liona Boyd, the Canadian Tenors and the Peninsula Singers.
Hayden is a passionate performer with a love for music and arts. His training began at the age of 5 when he started piano lessons, and he has been studying ever since. He has spent the past several months preparing for his grade 3 Royal Conservatory examination, and his
performance at the Victoria Music Festival. He began dance lessons at age 7 and trained for several years.
Maia has been studying voice, theatre and acting for the past seven years. She has studied advanced musical theatre classes and has shared her passion for the stage as a Junior leader for Musical Theater Camps. In 2019, Maia won the Best Vocal Variety Performance for all ages at the Greater
Victoria Performing Arts Festival, and Long And McQuade’s Achievement Award.
Oliver is a Victoria, BC native with a passion for theatre, music, and fine arts. He began dancing at age 3 and being on stage at that young age instilled within him a passion for performance. He took violin lessons for several years before transitioning to piano. He also plays in the percussion section of his school band.
Ron Caissie has been singing solos, duets, and ensembles since the age of 7 with performances throughout the US, Canada and parts Europe. Although versed in a wide range of musical styles, Ron first found his passion as a solo Gospel artist, along with being part of a Gospel quartet for more than 15 years. He also has a wealth of stage experience.
Originally from Canada's west coast, Anthony began his career during his formative years as a model, actor, dancer, and vocalist before moving into film and television in his late teens.
As an artist, Anthony has worked as a writer, director, performer, producer, and choreographer. Some of his most coveted roles as a performer include the Master of Ceremonies in “Cabaret”, Danny Zuko, in “Grease”, Albert Peterson in “Bye Bye Birdie”, Jafar in ‘Aladdin’, Herbert Quale in ‘South Pacific’ and Chino in the sold out production of “West Side Story” to name just a few.
As a producer, Anthony has been at the helm of many notable productions including the recent record-breaking sold-out Vancouver Island premiere of ‘Matilda’, ‘Christmas with Sinatra’, ‘Motown Magic’, ‘Unforgettable’, ‘The Way We Were’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Self Help’, ‘Gypsy’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, ‘Prelude to a Kiss’, ‘Curtain Up’, ‘La Vie en Rose’ and ‘The Journey’ for the Healing and Cancer Foundation among many others.
As a professional director, he recently had the honor of leading a record-breaking sold-out production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and the critically acclaimed stage musical ‘Imogene – The Storybook Queen’, where he also co-authored the original story. Anthony’s work has covered a vast area of artistic disciplines including concert production, ballet, orchestral, fashion, modern dance, revues and full-length Broadway musicals. He has worked with leading artists in stage, dance and film including the late Sibel Thrasher, Karen Kain, Evelyn Hart, Sarah Murphy-Dyson, Pablo Diemecke, Dane Warren, James Doohan, Dee Daniels, Jeff Hyslop, Judy Geeson, Denzal Sinclaire, Leina DeBoer, Owen ‘O’Sound’ Lee, Jayme Armstrong and JUNO award-winning composer Dinuk Wijeratne, among countless other professional actors, musicians, singers, dancers, and
Throughout a career that has spanned 37 years, Anthony has been associated with the creation, presentation and production of more than 360 artistic projects as well as garnering and demonstrating a wide range of knowledge in business that includes executive management, corporate, grant and individual financial development and acquisition, national and international public relations, publicity, and communications and donor, patron and board relations and retention.
Anthony has been the recipient of more than 15 awards for performing, producing, service, citizenship and philanthropy, most recently receiving a prestigious award from the Officers and Board Trustees of the National Geographic Society in recognition of his support for “Diffusing Geographic Knowledge and Promoting Research and Exploration”.
Current writing projects include ‘The Chorus Girl” (stage musical) and “Everlasting”, a new romantic motion picture.