Meet Our Instructors
providing a wide variety of skills for students…
Classes & Camps Director/Instructor
Teen Musical Theatre
Originally from Victoria, BC, Tara graduated from the Musical Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. She has worked all over the world for various cruise lines as well as several regional companies
For the past 10 years Tara has worked in Victoria as a director, choreographer, and performer. Past directorial and choreography credits include Gypsy, Brigadoon, Annie, A Christmas Story (Choreographer only), and Anne of Green Gables for VOS; Annie for Blackbox Productions; Title of Show for Urban Arts 2011 and 2016; Addams Family and Little Shop of Horrors (Choreographer only) for Kaleidoscope Theatre; Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables School Edition, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Jungle Book, Annie Jr., Fame, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin Jr., West Side Story, Legally Blond, and Godspell for VYMTC. Selected performing credits include Evita (Eva Peron), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), and 9 To 5 (Judy) with VOS; Nevermore (Elmira), Into The Woods (Bakers Wife), Title of Show (Heidi) with Urban Arts; You Can’t Take It With You (Alice) with Langham Court Theatre; Singing In The Rain (Kathy) with Kaleidoscope Theatre; My Fair Lady (Mrs. Hopkins/Lady Boxington), and Christmas at the Roxy radio plays 2016 & 2017 with Blue Bridge Theatre.
Teen Musical Theatre
Yanik is a graduate from the University of Montreal, the Canadian College of Performing Arts and the Chemainus Theatre Acting Internship Program.
Vocal coach, music director and accompanist, he previously taught musical theatre at Boston Dance Collective, Canadian College of Performing Arts, Dansko Studios and Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Studio to name a few.
Performing and directing credits include performances with VOS Musical Theatre (A Chorus Line), Four Seasons Musical Theatre (The Little Mermaid), Theatre North West (Dancock’s Dance, Portia White, All Shook Up), Chemainus Theatre (Hello, Dolly!, Sherlock Holmes, Little House On The Prairie), Ballet Victoria (Ballet Off Broadway), Langham Court Theatre (Jacques Brel, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Belfry Theatre (Urinetown), Pacific Opera Victoria (La Traviata), and Kaleidoscope Theatre (Little Shop Of Horrors, Hair, Singin’ In The Rain, Rocky Horror Show, Aladdin, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe).
He also directed in Montreal (Broadway II) and Toronto (Bye Bye Birdie, Seussical), and has been artistic director for Pacifique en Chanson in Vancouver for the past six years.
He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Associate of Trinity College London-UK and holds certification in Somatic Voicework™-The LoVetri Method from the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University, Virginia.
Junior Musical Theatre
Adult Broadway Jazz
Adult Beginner Dance
Josh has worked across Canada as a professional performer in musical theatre for the past few years at The Stratford Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Drayton Entertainment, The Grand Theatre and more. He is passionate about arts education and the value it offers everyone. He was raised in Victoria, dancing and performing in community theatre and studio dance locally and in Vancouver, before continuing his studies at Sheridan’s Music Theatre Performance Program. He is thrilled to be back at home on the west coast, teaching and investing in the arts community!
Junior Musical Theatre
Mandy prides herself on being a well-rounded singer and educator. She holds a diploma in voice performance, a degree in music, and a degree in education from UVic. Along with teaching music in the Saanich School District, she is also the music director for Island show choir, a vocal coach in the community, and has been the music director for multiple theatre groups throughout greater Victoria. Mandy is also an avid performer. Along with singing lead vocals in a funk band and singing in local choirs, she has been a part of such musicals as Little Women (Black Box Productions), The Little Mermaid (Four Seasons), Shrek: The Musical (VOS), and Mamma Mia (VOS). In her spare time, Mandy loves to hang out with her cat, make art, travel, and spend time with amazing people!