Place des Arts’ progressive Theatre Arts program for children and teens offers outstanding performance training for theatre, TV and film. Classes are taught both online via Zoom and in-person at Place des Arts.

Our program offers introductory and intermediate-level classes that build the fundamental skills necessary to prepare students for our Coquitlam Youth Theatre and Summer Theatre Troupe performance-training programs. Our On-camera Acting classes give students the skills to create realistic and compelling performances for the lens.

Program Type?

All
Private Lessons
Group Classes
Drop-in
Summer Classes
In Person
Online

In-Person & Online: Acting 101

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Acting 101

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Speech Arts and Drama

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Speech Arts and Drama

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Speech Arts and Drama

11 – 14 years

In-Person: Coquitlam Youth Theatre

13 – 17 years

In-Person: Junior Coquitlam Youth Theatre

9 – 12 years

In-Person: Musical Theatre

with Joanna Kovats

4 – 5 years

In-Person: Musical Theatre

with Joanna Kovats

6 – 8 years

In-Person: Musical Theatre

with Joanna Kovats

11 – 14 years

In-Person: Musical Theatre

with Tessa Trach

8 – 12 years

In-Person: Musical Theatre

with Tessa Trach

5 – 7 years

In-Person: On-Camera Acting

with Christine Bissonnette

6 – 9 years

In-Person: On-Camera Acting

with TBD

6 – 9 years

In-Person: On-Camera Acting

with Christine Bissonnette

10 – 13 years

In-Person: On-Camera Acting

with TBD

10 – 13 years

In-Person: On-Camera Acting

with TBD

13 – 17 years

Program Overview

Learn to act! Through improvisation, scene study and various drama exercises and games, learn to express yourself freely and confidently. Develop your performance skills while exploring new acting techniques and styles. You’ll be challenged to think creatively and spontaneously.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Tessa Trach

Tessa Trach

Tessa has been studying, training and performing in musical theatre for more than 20 years and has worked professionally as an actor, singer, choreographer and sound designer. She has been teaching for about eight years and is excited to be working with such a supportive organization and inspiring young performers.

Recent credits include Bad Hat’s Theatre’s Peter Pan (Carousel Theatre); Amelie (West Moon Theatre – Ovation! Nominee); Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain (Royal City Musical Theatre – Ovation! Nominee), Grease, All Shook Up (Chemainus Theatre Festival) and From Broadway with Love (Circle Bright).

Tessa has a Diploma in Music from Capilano University, a Bachelor of Performing Arts and is a graduate of Studio 58.

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Program Overview

Learn to act! Through improvisation, scene study and various drama exercises and games, learn to express yourself freely and confidently. Develop your performance skills while exploring new acting techniques and styles. You’ll be challenged to think creatively and spontaneously.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Tessa Trach

Tessa Trach

Tessa has been studying, training and performing in musical theatre for more than 20 years and has worked professionally as an actor, singer, choreographer and sound designer. She has been teaching for about eight years and is excited to be working with such a supportive organization and inspiring young performers.

Recent credits include Bad Hat’s Theatre’s Peter Pan (Carousel Theatre); Amelie (West Moon Theatre – Ovation! Nominee); Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain (Royal City Musical Theatre – Ovation! Nominee), Grease, All Shook Up (Chemainus Theatre Festival) and From Broadway with Love (Circle Bright).

Tessa has a Diploma in Music from Capilano University, a Bachelor of Performing Arts and is a graduate of Studio 58.

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Program Overview

The focus of this class will be on the speaking portion of language learning, with articulation, emphasis, volume, and breath support practiced frequently. Practice speaking poetry, prose, and monologue with an awareness of your voice, imagination, and personal connection to the text. You’ll develop confidence as a speaker, as well as an appreciation for the art of giving an engaging performance and presentation.


You will receive class printouts week to week during the course of the program. Please ensure you have access to a printer.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Christine Bissonnette

Christine Bissonnette

Speech Arts

Christine Bissonnette is a performance poet and Speech Arts teacher. Originally from Nova Scotia, Christine holds a BA in English and Theatre, with a concentration in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick, and a Theatre Conservatory Diploma from Vancouver Acting School. She has trained extensively in voice, breath and movement with highly respected coaches from across North America, and is a certified Breath experience instructor.

As a poet, Christine has performed on stages all over Vancouver (including opening for Danielle LaPorte as part of the Rise Women’s Conference in 2019). She also wrote, co-produced and featured in a short film, Left Opened, that explored the experience of anxiety using poetry, improvised piano and dance. The film toured international festivals in 2020.

As a teacher, Christine has worked with Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio (teaching private and group Speech Arts classes), Kudoz (facilitating poetry writing workshops for adults with cognitive disabilities), Vancouver Biennale (developing and conducting multi-week poetry and theatre workshops in schools) and ArtStarts in Schools (teaching poetry writing to teens). She also had the great pleasure of adjudicating the Speech Arts segment of the Pacific Northwest Music Festival in 2019.

Christine has prepared students for the Royal Conservatory of Music and Trinity Speech Arts exams, as well as theatre school auditions and speech competitions. In her classroom, students wishing to develop confidence and poise on stage, in front of the camera, and in conversation with others, will find a supportive atmosphere with instruction that values and builds upon their unique interests and curiosities.

 

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Program Overview

The focus of this class will be on the speaking portion of language learning, with articulation, emphasis, volume, and breath support practiced frequently. Practice speaking poetry, prose, and monologue with an awareness of your voice, imagination, and personal connection to the text. You’ll develop confidence as a speaker, as well as an appreciation for the art of giving an engaging performance and presentation.


You will receive class printouts week to week during the course of the program. Please ensure you have access to a printer.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Christine Bissonnette

Christine Bissonnette

Speech Arts

Christine Bissonnette is a performance poet and Speech Arts teacher. Originally from Nova Scotia, Christine holds a BA in English and Theatre, with a concentration in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick, and a Theatre Conservatory Diploma from Vancouver Acting School. She has trained extensively in voice, breath and movement with highly respected coaches from across North America, and is a certified Breath experience instructor.

As a poet, Christine has performed on stages all over Vancouver (including opening for Danielle LaPorte as part of the Rise Women’s Conference in 2019). She also wrote, co-produced and featured in a short film, Left Opened, that explored the experience of anxiety using poetry, improvised piano and dance. The film toured international festivals in 2020.

As a teacher, Christine has worked with Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio (teaching private and group Speech Arts classes), Kudoz (facilitating poetry writing workshops for adults with cognitive disabilities), Vancouver Biennale (developing and conducting multi-week poetry and theatre workshops in schools) and ArtStarts in Schools (teaching poetry writing to teens). She also had the great pleasure of adjudicating the Speech Arts segment of the Pacific Northwest Music Festival in 2019.

Christine has prepared students for the Royal Conservatory of Music and Trinity Speech Arts exams, as well as theatre school auditions and speech competitions. In her classroom, students wishing to develop confidence and poise on stage, in front of the camera, and in conversation with others, will find a supportive atmosphere with instruction that values and builds upon their unique interests and curiosities.

 

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Program Overview

The focus of this class will be on the speaking portion of language learning, with articulation, emphasis, volume, and breath support practiced frequently. Practice speaking poetry, prose, and monologue with an awareness of your voice, imagination, and personal connection to the text. You’ll develop confidence as a speaker, as well as an appreciation for the art of giving an engaging performance and presentation.


Class conducted in the dance studio; students will be asked to take off their shoes. They may wear socks or be in bare feet.

You will receive class printouts week to week during the course of the program. Please ensure you have access to a printer.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Christine Bissonnette

Christine Bissonnette

Speech Arts

Christine Bissonnette is a performance poet and Speech Arts teacher. Originally from Nova Scotia, Christine holds a BA in English and Theatre, with a concentration in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick, and a Theatre Conservatory Diploma from Vancouver Acting School. She has trained extensively in voice, breath and movement with highly respected coaches from across North America, and is a certified Breath experience instructor.

As a poet, Christine has performed on stages all over Vancouver (including opening for Danielle LaPorte as part of the Rise Women’s Conference in 2019). She also wrote, co-produced and featured in a short film, Left Opened, that explored the experience of anxiety using poetry, improvised piano and dance. The film toured international festivals in 2020.

As a teacher, Christine has worked with Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio (teaching private and group Speech Arts classes), Kudoz (facilitating poetry writing workshops for adults with cognitive disabilities), Vancouver Biennale (developing and conducting multi-week poetry and theatre workshops in schools) and ArtStarts in Schools (teaching poetry writing to teens). She also had the great pleasure of adjudicating the Speech Arts segment of the Pacific Northwest Music Festival in 2019.

Christine has prepared students for the Royal Conservatory of Music and Trinity Speech Arts exams, as well as theatre school auditions and speech competitions. In her classroom, students wishing to develop confidence and poise on stage, in front of the camera, and in conversation with others, will find a supportive atmosphere with instruction that values and builds upon their unique interests and curiosities.

 

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Program Overview

Be part of a performance-based youth theatre company, and work with professional theatre directors, master theatre artists and designers! Based out of Place des Arts, the Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company will hone acting, singing and dancing skills and put on three presentations throughout the season. A combination of in-person and online learning will be used. Performance format and details will be shared closer to the date of the performances.


This program is non-refundable after Oct 1. ALL REQUESTS FOR WITHDRAWALS MUST GO THROUGH info@placedesarts.ca.

This program is by-audition only. Please email Jessie Au, Sr. Fine & Performing Arts Programmer jau@placedesarts.ca about scheduling your audition.

No class March 19, 2022 (spring break)

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Seamus Fera

Seamus Fera

Coquitlam Youth Theatre

Seamus Fera is an emerging Vancouver-based theatre artist and Literary Manager for Western Gold Theatre. Seamus is a recent University of British Columbia BFA graduate and hopes to focus on creating new Canadian works that are engaging and reflective of modern society. Since 2011, Seamus has been a youth theatre instructor for various organizations throughout the Lower Mainland.

Selected acting credits include Cassandra (Agamemnon– Stone’s Throw Productions) The Figure (The Ocean– Pull Festival 8), Robert/De Stogumber (Saint Joan– Promethean Theatre), Jay (Generation Hot: Waterborne– The Only Animal) and roles in Lone Star, Love and Information Edward II and The Safe Word (Theatre@UBC).

Directing credits include Bare (Eternal Theatre Collective), Anon(ymous), The Secret in the Wings (Killarney Theatre), The Chrysalids and Our Town (Coquitlam Youth Theatre) and MilkMilkLemonade (Awkward Stage Productions). Upcoming directing projects include Salome for Promethean Theatre.

Assistant/Co-Directing credits include Peter Pan (Arts Umbrella), Dear Edwina Jr. (Coquitlam Youth Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Temp), Charles III (Arts Club Theatre), Taken at Midnight and The Imaginary Invalid (The United Players of Vancouver).

When not acting, directing or teaching, Seamus can be found writing. His play Gale: The Yellow Bricks of Oz was produced by Coquitlam Youth Theatre and previously at Vancouver Technical Secondary School. He has also written Alice: A Wonderland and Genesis: Genesis. Other recent produced scripts include Curiouser and The Greek Cycle: Persy’s Phone. He is currently developing an original play, The Wives, which received public readings at UBC and Sup: A Reading Series. Seamus has abridged various classical plays that have been produced by Arts Umbrella’s Pre-Professional Training Program and Carousel Theatre for Young People’s Teen Shakespeare Program.

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Classes

25623

SAT • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 1:00PM - 4:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$24.50/class

Program Overview

Are you a keen young thespian who wants to deepen their craft? Come join Junior Coquitlam Youth Theatre. You will work collaboratively with fellow students and learn about a variety of theatre and performance techniques with a focus on ensemble and teamwork. Students will present two small performances. Performance format and details will be shared closer to the date of the performances. This program is a great stepping-stone to becoming a member of the Coquitlam Youth Theatre company. No audition or previous experience necessary.


This program is non-refundable after Oct 1. ALL REQUESTS FOR WITHDRAWALS MUST GO THROUGH info@placedesarts.ca.

No class March 19, 2022 (spring break)

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Seamus Fera

Seamus Fera

Coquitlam Youth Theatre

Seamus Fera is an emerging Vancouver-based theatre artist and Literary Manager for Western Gold Theatre. Seamus is a recent University of British Columbia BFA graduate and hopes to focus on creating new Canadian works that are engaging and reflective of modern society. Since 2011, Seamus has been a youth theatre instructor for various organizations throughout the Lower Mainland.

Selected acting credits include Cassandra (Agamemnon– Stone’s Throw Productions) The Figure (The Ocean– Pull Festival 8), Robert/De Stogumber (Saint Joan– Promethean Theatre), Jay (Generation Hot: Waterborne– The Only Animal) and roles in Lone Star, Love and Information Edward II and The Safe Word (Theatre@UBC).

Directing credits include Bare (Eternal Theatre Collective), Anon(ymous), The Secret in the Wings (Killarney Theatre), The Chrysalids and Our Town (Coquitlam Youth Theatre) and MilkMilkLemonade (Awkward Stage Productions). Upcoming directing projects include Salome for Promethean Theatre.

Assistant/Co-Directing credits include Peter Pan (Arts Umbrella), Dear Edwina Jr. (Coquitlam Youth Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Temp), Charles III (Arts Club Theatre), Taken at Midnight and The Imaginary Invalid (The United Players of Vancouver).

When not acting, directing or teaching, Seamus can be found writing. His play Gale: The Yellow Bricks of Oz was produced by Coquitlam Youth Theatre and previously at Vancouver Technical Secondary School. He has also written Alice: A Wonderland and Genesis: Genesis. Other recent produced scripts include Curiouser and The Greek Cycle: Persy’s Phone. He is currently developing an original play, The Wives, which received public readings at UBC and Sup: A Reading Series. Seamus has abridged various classical plays that have been produced by Arts Umbrella’s Pre-Professional Training Program and Carousel Theatre for Young People’s Teen Shakespeare Program.

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Classes

25632

SAT • Sep 11 - Jun 11 • 10:30AM - 12:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$14.00/class

Program Overview

Dance, sing and act in this lively class! Through games and exercises, you’ll be introduced to warming up, important terms and etiquette, character development, coordination and storytelling. Using popular musical theatre material and routines, combine your skills and find out what it takes to be a performer on stage!


Depending on PHO at the time, singing may or may not be a part of the class.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Joanna Kovats

Joanna Kovats

Tiny Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre I/III and Acting

A Musical Theatre performer for over 25 years, singing, dancing, and acting have been Joanna’s life passions. She started dancing at a very young age, completing all the examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance with the British Association of Teachers of Dance in the UK. Joanna successfully completed a teaching diploma in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance before setting off on a professional career on the stage that enabled her to travel the world.

Performing in dance reviews and musicals in England, Germany, Spain, Japan and Canada, Joanna’s knowledge of the performing arts is extensive. Now a proud member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in the Classical Ballet, Tap and Jazz divisions, Joanna is thrilled to become a part of the Place des Arts community, sharing her passion for dance and theatre with her students!

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Program Overview

Dance, sing and act in this lively class! Through games and exercises, you’ll be introduced to warming up, important terms and etiquette, character development, coordination and storytelling. Using popular musical theatre material and routines, combine your skills and find out what it takes to be a performer on stage!


Depending on PHO at the time, singing may or may not be a part of the class.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Joanna Kovats

Joanna Kovats

Tiny Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre I/III and Acting

A Musical Theatre performer for over 25 years, singing, dancing, and acting have been Joanna’s life passions. She started dancing at a very young age, completing all the examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance with the British Association of Teachers of Dance in the UK. Joanna successfully completed a teaching diploma in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance before setting off on a professional career on the stage that enabled her to travel the world.

Performing in dance reviews and musicals in England, Germany, Spain, Japan and Canada, Joanna’s knowledge of the performing arts is extensive. Now a proud member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in the Classical Ballet, Tap and Jazz divisions, Joanna is thrilled to become a part of the Place des Arts community, sharing her passion for dance and theatre with her students!

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Program Overview

Dance, sing and act in this lively class! Through games and exercises, you’ll be introduced to warming up, important terms and etiquette, character development, coordination and storytelling. Using popular musical theatre material and routines, combine your skills and find out what it takes to be a performer on stage!


Depending on PHO at the time, singing may or may not be a part of the class.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Joanna Kovats

Joanna Kovats

Tiny Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre I/III and Acting

A Musical Theatre performer for over 25 years, singing, dancing, and acting have been Joanna’s life passions. She started dancing at a very young age, completing all the examinations in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance with the British Association of Teachers of Dance in the UK. Joanna successfully completed a teaching diploma in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance before setting off on a professional career on the stage that enabled her to travel the world.

Performing in dance reviews and musicals in England, Germany, Spain, Japan and Canada, Joanna’s knowledge of the performing arts is extensive. Now a proud member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association in the Classical Ballet, Tap and Jazz divisions, Joanna is thrilled to become a part of the Place des Arts community, sharing her passion for dance and theatre with her students!

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Program Overview

Dance, sing and act in this lively class! Through games and exercises, you’ll be introduced to warming up, important terms and etiquette, character development, coordination and storytelling. Using popular musical theatre material and routines, combine your skills and find out what it takes to be a performer on stage!


Depending on PHO at the time, singing may or may not be a part of the class.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Tessa Trach

Tessa Trach

Tessa has been studying, training and performing in musical theatre for more than 20 years and has worked professionally as an actor, singer, choreographer and sound designer. She has been teaching for about eight years and is excited to be working with such a supportive organization and inspiring young performers.

Recent credits include Bad Hat’s Theatre’s Peter Pan (Carousel Theatre); Amelie (West Moon Theatre – Ovation! Nominee); Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain (Royal City Musical Theatre – Ovation! Nominee), Grease, All Shook Up (Chemainus Theatre Festival) and From Broadway with Love (Circle Bright).

Tessa has a Diploma in Music from Capilano University, a Bachelor of Performing Arts and is a graduate of Studio 58.

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Program Overview

Dance, sing and act in this lively class! Through games and exercises, you’ll be introduced to warming up, important terms and etiquette, character development, coordination and storytelling. Using popular musical theatre material and routines, combine your skills and find out what it takes to be a performer on stage!


Depending on PHO at the time, singing may or may not be a part of the class.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Tessa Trach

Tessa Trach

Tessa has been studying, training and performing in musical theatre for more than 20 years and has worked professionally as an actor, singer, choreographer and sound designer. She has been teaching for about eight years and is excited to be working with such a supportive organization and inspiring young performers.

Recent credits include Bad Hat’s Theatre’s Peter Pan (Carousel Theatre); Amelie (West Moon Theatre – Ovation! Nominee); Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain (Royal City Musical Theatre – Ovation! Nominee), Grease, All Shook Up (Chemainus Theatre Festival) and From Broadway with Love (Circle Bright).

Tessa has a Diploma in Music from Capilano University, a Bachelor of Performing Arts and is a graduate of Studio 58.

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Program Overview

Through improvisation, scene-study and various drama exercises and games, learn how to relax and develop a comfort level when acting on camera. You’ll learn on-camera acting techniques and develop skills for auditioning for the camera. Students will receive some of their on-camera scene studies and other exercises at the end of each session. Returning students will be given new challenges.


Please bring an SD card (minimum 8GB capacity) to every class. Your SD card will be used to record your on-camera video exercises/scenes.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Christine Bissonnette

Christine Bissonnette

Speech Arts

Christine Bissonnette is a performance poet and Speech Arts teacher. Originally from Nova Scotia, Christine holds a BA in English and Theatre, with a concentration in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick, and a Theatre Conservatory Diploma from Vancouver Acting School. She has trained extensively in voice, breath and movement with highly respected coaches from across North America, and is a certified Breath experience instructor.

As a poet, Christine has performed on stages all over Vancouver (including opening for Danielle LaPorte as part of the Rise Women’s Conference in 2019). She also wrote, co-produced and featured in a short film, Left Opened, that explored the experience of anxiety using poetry, improvised piano and dance. The film toured international festivals in 2020.

As a teacher, Christine has worked with Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio (teaching private and group Speech Arts classes), Kudoz (facilitating poetry writing workshops for adults with cognitive disabilities), Vancouver Biennale (developing and conducting multi-week poetry and theatre workshops in schools) and ArtStarts in Schools (teaching poetry writing to teens). She also had the great pleasure of adjudicating the Speech Arts segment of the Pacific Northwest Music Festival in 2019.

Christine has prepared students for the Royal Conservatory of Music and Trinity Speech Arts exams, as well as theatre school auditions and speech competitions. In her classroom, students wishing to develop confidence and poise on stage, in front of the camera, and in conversation with others, will find a supportive atmosphere with instruction that values and builds upon their unique interests and curiosities.

 

Close

Program Overview

Through improvisation, scene-study and various drama exercises and games, learn how to relax and develop a comfort level when acting on camera. You’ll learn on-camera acting techniques and develop skills for auditioning for the camera. Students will receive some of their on-camera scene studies and other exercises at the end of each session. Returning students will be given new challenges.


Please bring an SD card (minimum 8GB capacity) to every class. Your SD card will be used to record your on-camera video exercises/scenes.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Program Overview

Through improvisation, scene-study and various drama exercises and games, learn how to relax and develop a comfort level when acting on camera. You’ll learn on-camera acting techniques and develop skills for auditioning for the camera. Students will receive some of their on-camera scene studies and other exercises at the end of each session. Returning students will be given new challenges.


Please bring an SD card (minimum 8GB capacity) to every class. Your SD card will be used to record your on-camera video exercises/scenes.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Christine Bissonnette

Christine Bissonnette

Speech Arts

Christine Bissonnette is a performance poet and Speech Arts teacher. Originally from Nova Scotia, Christine holds a BA in English and Theatre, with a concentration in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick, and a Theatre Conservatory Diploma from Vancouver Acting School. She has trained extensively in voice, breath and movement with highly respected coaches from across North America, and is a certified Breath experience instructor.

As a poet, Christine has performed on stages all over Vancouver (including opening for Danielle LaPorte as part of the Rise Women’s Conference in 2019). She also wrote, co-produced and featured in a short film, Left Opened, that explored the experience of anxiety using poetry, improvised piano and dance. The film toured international festivals in 2020.

As a teacher, Christine has worked with Viva Voce Speech Arts Studio (teaching private and group Speech Arts classes), Kudoz (facilitating poetry writing workshops for adults with cognitive disabilities), Vancouver Biennale (developing and conducting multi-week poetry and theatre workshops in schools) and ArtStarts in Schools (teaching poetry writing to teens). She also had the great pleasure of adjudicating the Speech Arts segment of the Pacific Northwest Music Festival in 2019.

Christine has prepared students for the Royal Conservatory of Music and Trinity Speech Arts exams, as well as theatre school auditions and speech competitions. In her classroom, students wishing to develop confidence and poise on stage, in front of the camera, and in conversation with others, will find a supportive atmosphere with instruction that values and builds upon their unique interests and curiosities.

 

Close

Program Overview

Through improvisation, scene-study and various drama exercises and games, learn how to relax and develop a comfort level when acting on camera. You’ll learn on-camera acting techniques and develop skills for auditioning for the camera. Students will receive some of their on-camera scene studies and other exercises at the end of each session. Returning students will be given new challenges.


Please bring an SD card (minimum 8GB capacity) to every class. Your SD card will be used to record your on-camera video exercises/scenes.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Program Overview

Through improvisation, scene-study and various drama exercises and games, learn how to relax and develop a comfort level when acting on camera. You’ll learn on-camera acting techniques and develop skills for auditioning for the camera. Students will receive some of their on-camera scene studies and other exercises at the end of each session. Returning students will be given new challenges.


Please bring an SD card (minimum 8GB capacity) to every class. Your SD card will be used to record your on-camera video exercises/scenes.

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

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