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Performing Arts Interns


The people in performing arts organizations, whether onstage or off, are its most crucial resource. They are imaginative, committed individuals striving to create and to produce in a complex, challenging environment.

The Foundation is committed to strengthening the performing arts by supporting training and professional development for artists, administrators, and production staff. Since 2001, the Foundation has invested close to $7 million and supported almost 300 interns.

Our internships program helps organizations devise productive entry points into the sector, realize opportunities to foster leadership, and respond to skill shortages in critical areas. It also reaffirms their commitment to the future by providing formal opportunities for mentoring and training. For interns, it provides individuals with more knowledge, better skills, broader work experience, and useful contacts – all of which will help them make a stronger professional contribution to the performing arts.

Interns are paid and meet twice a year as a cohort. Current internship grants will be made for the intern’s complete salary and statutory benefits to a maximum of $32,000 for a full-time, year-long internship. There are two deadlines for application a year, in April and October. Further details on how to apply can be found here.


That internship was a turning point in my life, and THE turning point in my career.

Kate Fennell, Director of Operations, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, 2007 Metcalf Intern (producing), Necessary Angel Theatre Company
Since 2001, the Foundation has invested close to $7 million and supported almost 300 interns.

More than 18 years after the launch of the program, it is particularly rewarding to see early Metcalf interns become mentors themselves, passing on their knowledge to another group of emerging leaders.

Sandy Houston, President and CEO, Metcalf Foundation

Metcalf Internships 2001 - 2018
By Position

  • Artistic (43.6%)
  • Administrative (34.3%)
  • Production (22.1%)

Without the internship, there’s no way I could have been in the job I have now, no way.

Evelyn Campbell, Production Manager Opera Atelier, 2008 Metcalf Intern (production), Opera Atelier

Metcalf Internships 2001 - 2018
By Discipline

  • Theatre (67.6%)
  • Dance (14.2%)
  • Music (9.3%)
  • Opera (7.0%)
  • Other (2.0%)

C.J. Astronomo is a Filipino Canadian who was born and raised in Toronto. She attended Ryerson Theatre School (RTS) where she specialized in lighting design and production management. Immediately after graduating in 2010, she was hired by RTS as a full-time intern for the following year where she worked closely with the Production Manager and Technical Director. From 2012-2018, C.J. worked at the Stratford Festival for seven seasons as an Assistant Lighting Designer and received the Festival’s Tom Patterson Award in 2017. While off-contract from the Festival, she continued to freelance as a Lighting Designer and Technician, and also gained more managerial skills working as a Corporate Event Producer. Throughout her career so far, C.J. has been fortunate to have worked around Canada, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.

Mentor: Simon Marsden, Director of Production

Ryan Cowl is an emerging Music Director and Composer, currently working out of Kingston and Eastern Ontario. Ryan is a graduate of Queen’s University’s Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education programs and a staff member at St. Lawrence College’s Musical Theatre Performance Program. Since graduating, Ryan has worked as a Composer and Music Director at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, as a member of their Young Company, touring and performing in over 150 performances all over Eastern Ontario. Ryan also holds music director credits at The Stirling Festival Theatre, and has produced his own musical, Homeschooled the Musical, at the Juvenis Festival as well as the Storefront Fringe Festival in Kingston.

Mentor: Dr. Paul Sportelli, Music Director

Elisabeth (Beth) Dobson is a archivist and historian based in Toronto. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance (Production) with a Minor in History from Ryerson University and will soon have her Master’s in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She originally trained in theatre costume and props before being introduced to public history studies and shifting focus to dance costume and history and its lack of representation in museums. In 2017 she wrote her undergraduate thesis Pas de Display: Conserving, Preserving, Displaying, and Interpreting Ballet Costumes in Museum Settings. She has been a Teaching Assistant at the Ryerson history and fashion departments and worked with The National Ballet of Canada, Dance Collection Danse, and Kaeja d’Dance. Her work combines social history, material culture, production skills, and museum studies to create critical approaches to preserving and displaying Canadian dance history.

Mentor: Amy Bowring, Director of Collections & Research

Miriam Fernandes is a Toronto-based actor, director, and theatre-maker. She is currently the intern Artistic Director for Why Not Theatre, and the Co-Artistic Director for YVA Company. Acting credits include Jungle Book (WYRD/Kidoons), Animal Farm (Soulpepper Theatre), Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre), Dinner with the Gods (Wolf and Wallflower, Sydney AU), the world premieres of The Snow Queen and A Sunday Affair (Theatre New Brunswick), The Living (Summerworks Performance Festival), Soliciting Temptation (Tarragon Theatre), and The Biographer (Tango Co.). She has trained with the SITI Company, and is a graduate of Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Miriam is a founding artistic director of YVA Company, an international company of artists from France, Norway and Canada. In 2017, she directed their inaugural production, Nesen, in the MiniMidiMaxi Festival in Bergen, Norway. She is currently in development for a number of new projects with including an adaptation of Three Little Pigs and a new play that she’s creating called Partition.

Mentor: Ravi Jain, Artistic Director

Madeleine Hall is an Ottawa-based theatre creator, writer, performer, and co-Artistic Director of the award-winning physical theatre collective Aplombusrhombus. Her full-length solo project Ethel premiered at the 2017 Ottawa Fringe, where it received festival awards for Outstanding New Work and Outstanding Overall Production, as well as a Prix Rideau Award nomination for Outstanding New Creation. Madeleine has led the development of five original creations, incorporating both physical and text vocabularies, which have been mounted at festivals across Canada, including national Fringe festivals and Ottawa’s Undercurrents. Madeleine was a 2017 Prix Rideau Award Emerging Artist nominee and is a founding producer of Ottawa’s indie theatre festival Fresh Meat. Her teaching experience includes facilitating workshops and courses in theatre creation and performance at the University of Ottawa, The Ottawa School of Theatre, Canterbury High School, and The Ottawa School of Speech & Drama. She holds a B.A. from McGill University, and furthered her training at The Ottawa Theatre School and L’École Philippe Gaulier in France.

Mentor: Laurie Steven, Artistic Director

Jules Vodarek Hunter is a Toronto-based writer, facilitator, and arts manager. Since 2017 she has worked with the Artists Mentoring Youth (AMY) Project as a stage manager, assistant director and now an associate artist. Jules has stage managed professional stage productions for Ahuri Theatre, Aberrant Theatre, Scrap Paper Theatre, Coal Mine Theatre, and the AMY Project. Most recently, she held the role of Outreach Coordinator for the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, and was a Community Artist with Jumblies Theatre. Jules is interested in creating and supporting spaces and opportunities that allow young people to create and tell their own stories, and provide access to theatre. Her creative work is informed by her dedication to creating and fostering anti-racist, feminist, and queer spaces.

Mentor: Lucy Eveleigh, Executive Director & Laura Paduch, Managing Director

Born and raised in the rural community of Campbellford, Ontario, Jillian Keene is an Ottawa-based performing arts administrator with a passion for interdisciplinary and experimental work. Her career is guided by the belief that creating exceptional work relies on adaptive, innovative, and people-centered administration. She is one of the producers of the incubatory theatre festival, Fresh Meat. She has had the pleasure of working with some of the city’s finest arts organizations including Chamberfest, Theatre Artists’ Co-operative: the Independent Collective Series (TACTICS), Bear & Co., THUNK!theatre and Third Wall. She holds a BA in Art History from Carleton University and a Diploma in Public Relations from Algonquin College.

Mentor: Hugh Neilson, General Manager

Peyton Le Barr is a theatre artist with a background in performance and independent production. Following a decade long career as a professional actor in both Canada and the United Kingdom, Peyton became the co-producer of Spiel Players, a Toronto-based theatre collective. Peyton has been a guest artist instructor at Humber College and in 2016 she was identified as an emerging female leader in the arts, receiving an apprenticeship in artistic direction through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Peyton is particularly interested in physical theatre, immersive performance, and site-specific works. She is also a passionate activist, using her artistic voice as a platform for social awareness and change. Peyton has a Bachelor of Fine Art in Acting from the University of Windsor and an Masters of Fine Art from East 15 Acting School in England.

Mentor: Bill Kimball, Artistic Producer

Griffin McInnes is a director and theatre maker in Toronto. His work often explores the relationships between politics, art and publics, and has won several writing awards including the Atlantic Writing Competition and the Norma Epstein National Writing Award. Formerly Halifax-based, he is the co-founder and artistic director of Wit’s End Theatre and served as emerging artist-in-residence with Nova Scotia’s 2b theatre company. Griffin holds a graduate degree from the School of Experimentation in Arts and Politics at SciencesPo in Paris, France, where he studied under anthropologist Bruno Latour, collaborating with interdisciplinary artists from around the world.

Mentor: Mitchell Cushman, Artistic Director

Felix Mills has a background as a versatile drummer/percussionist and is well rooted in Toronto music communities. His experience as a performing and touring musician in independent projects led to interests in producing and marketing events, organizing projects, and bringing artists and communities together for shared experiences. In 2016, Felix worked as Arts in the Parks Coordinator at Toronto Arts Foundation, assisting with the production and marketing of over 100 arts events and excelling in outreach across Toronto and its inner suburbs. From 2016-2018, Felix worked as a Venue Supervisor at Artscape Sandbox and Artscape Youngplace, helping diverse clients realize their productions. Meanwhile, he continued to perform in independent music projects and work with them to hone skills in grassroots outreach, digital marketing strategies, grant writing, and tour planning. Alongside this work, Felix is gathering sector-wide perspectives from arts leaders across Toronto to explore the following questions and more: How can concert practices improve and grow in Toronto as spaces, technology, and culture evolves? How is digital media changing the way in which we communicate with audiences? How can independent practices, and community arts, and established institutions authentically intersect and learn from one another?

Mentor: Ben Dietschi, Executive Director

Born and raised in Kingston, Melinda Moynihan received a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill in 2012. As a child, Melinda began sewing with her Grandmother and continued to explore her love of creative textile work through sewing and knitting continuously during high school. While at McGill, she became very involved in student theatre, and by her second season was leading a costume design team on multiple theatre productions. After her graduation and several intensive sewing courses at Toronto’s Seneca College, Melinda chose to pursue her dream career in costuming and returned to school in 2015. She completed the Dalhousie University Costume Studies diploma in June 2017 with a 4.2 GPA and has been working hard pursuing a career in costuming ever since. In June 2017, Melinda was selected as the Historic Clothing and Textiles Intern at the Plymouth Plantation living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Following that  successful internship, Melinda temporarily joined the circus and became a Costume Day Prep Assistant at Cirque du Soleil Volta in the fall of 2017.

Mentor: Lisa Wright, Head of Wardrobe & Kathryn Sherwin, Wardrobe Cutter

Kimberley Rampersad is a Canadian theatre artist, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty One. As an actor she has appeared in various theatres across Canada including Mirvish, RMTC, and the Stratford and Shaw Festivals. She is a recipient of a Maud Whitmore Scholarship (Charlottetown Festival), a Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), and was inducted into Rainbow Stage’s Wall of Fame as a performer in 2018.

She was engaged as the Associate Choreographer for Hairspray – The Musical (NETworks) for the North American and Asian tours for four seasons. Her work as a choreographer was particularly recognized in 2017 with two Dora nominations for Passing Strange (Musical Stage/Obsidian) and Seussical- the Musical (YPT), respectively.

Her directing credits include Routes (MTYP), hang (with Philip Akin, Obsidian), Intimate Apparel (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), How Black Mothers Say I Love You (GCTC) (2018 Prize Rideau Award- Outstanding Production) and O’Flaherty, V.C(Shaw Festival). She is the recipient of the 2017 Gina Wilkinson Prize for an emerging female director (Ontario Arts Foundation).

Kimberley completed her dance teacher certification through, and was on faculty with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School for 4 years; she was a full-time dance clinician with the Winnipeg School Division for six years, including contributing to the development of the dance curriculum for the Province of Manitoba’s Department of Education; and she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science, from the University of Manitoba.

Mentor: Tim Carroll, Artistic Director & Kate Hennig, Associate Artistic Director

Hannah Rittner is an award-winning theatre maker, screenwriter, and educator originally from Toronto, Ontario. As a playwright she is devoted to visceral, sensual, and poetically captivating stories that reveal the universal pursuit of love and belonging. As a Dramaturg she is drawn to large-scale, visionary, ambitious, and multi-disciplinary works that are seemingly ‘impossible’. Her play Three Women Mourn the Apocalypse was a finalist for the 2018 Safewords New Canadian Play Prize. She has been nominated twice for the internationally celebrated Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (The Unbelievers, Love & Exile). Her screenplay Desire won the award for best Canadian short screenplay at the 2018 Hollywood North Awards. She graduated with distinction from NYU’s Masters of Fine Art in Dramatic Writing (Chair’s Award and NYU-wide President’s Award in leadership) where she participated in the development of numerous award-winning plays. This past fall she was the script coordinator for the Shaw Festival’s workshop of Why Not Theatre’s adaptation of the Mahabharata. She is one of six playwrights selected by Driftwood Theatre to partake in the 25th annual Trafalgar 24 Playwriting competition. Hannah was a semi-finalist for the inaugural 2018 Ellen Ross Stuart Award. Her company LACE Productions produced The Unbelievers at the 2016 SummerWorks Performance Festival which gained national attention from The Globe and Mail for its ability to merge theatre with social change. She is the 2018-19 playwright-in-residence at the Heliconian Arts Club. Theatre Productions: Estate (Neptune Theatre/ LunaSea Theatre—2013); Three Women Mourn the Apocalypse (Old Norman Productions—2015); The Unbelievers (LACE Productions—2016).

Mentor: Bob White, C.M. Director of New Plays

Neha Ross is a Stage Manager currently working and residing in Toronto. Since graduating in 2008 from Theatre Tech at Sheridan College she has worked for various theatre companies such as Why Not Theatre, Theatre Centre, Cahoots Theatre and Soulpepper Theatre. Neha’s love for travelling and the theatre community has taken her all across Canada and parts of India with new works. Born and raised in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates of Indian descent Neha is now proud to call Canada home. Selected Credits include: Lillies: or The Revival of a Romantic Drama (Buddies in Bad times, Lemon tree & Why Not Theatre) Prince Hamlet, ICELAND (Why Not); We Are Proud to Present … (Theatre Centre); Kim’s Convenience, Animal Farm, 27 Club, 88 Keys (Soulpepper); Other Side of the Game (Cahoots & Obsidian); One Thing Leads to Another (Young People’s Theatre).

Mentor: Nancy J. Webster, Executive Director

Olivia Shortt (Anishinaabe-irish from Nipissing First Nation) is a Tkarón:to-based saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, composer, theatre artist and producer. She had her Lincoln Center (NYC) debut performing with the International Contemporary Ensemble in Michael Pisaro’s A Wave and Waves, her film debut playing saxophone in Atom Egoyan’s upcoming film Guest of Honour, and recorded an album two kilometres underground with her duo Stereoscope in the SnoLAB (Neutrino Lab in Sudbury, Canada). Past engagements have included performing as the opening act for Arcade Fire’s violinist Sarah Neufeld and performances with Polaris Prize Winning Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq. She is a member of The Velvet Crystals, Dialectica Saxophone Quartet, Stereoscope Sax Duo, and The Element Choir. She is interning in producing with Brittany Ryan at Nightswimming and Signal Theatre. As well, she is a member of the current cohort of Native Earth Performing Arts’ Animikiig training program. She has participated in various programs such as the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, Banff Centre for the Arts’ Ensemble Evolution, and the Bang On A Can Summer Music Festival. As an activist, she works in a number of capacities as a consultant, was a member of the 2018 cohort of the artEquity facilitator training program (New Orleans, LA), is a 2019 cohort member of the Toronto Arts Council’s Leaders Lab and is an organizer of the Toronto Creative Music Lab (TCML).

Mentor: Brittany Ryan, Producer

Steven Smits is an emerging producer and arts manager based in Toronto. He graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada’s Production Program and is currently studying Arts and Culture Management through MacEwan University. He has spent two seasons at the Stratford Festival working in Stage Management, two years as Production Assistant of the Festival Theatre and finally as Apprentice Stage Manager of Julius Caesar (2018). He has previously spent two seasons at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre as Apprentice Stage Manager for Come From Away and A Christmas Carol, and was their Assistant Production Manager for their 2016/17 Season. He has also worked in Stage Management and Technical Direction with the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott Ontario. In his hometown of North Bay, he has worked for the Downtown Improvement Area as the Special Events Coordinator and as the Marketing Specialist. His love for Arts Management started in North Bay while he was producer for a local production of Pippin. Steven is a recipient of a Jean A. Chalmers Guthrie Award through the Stratford Festival for Apprentice Achievement.

Mentor: Meredith Potter, General Manager & Producer

Tijana Spasic has created performance projects, installations, community driven and educational work. She enjoys creating through collaborative practices, and is passionate about peer to peer mentorship and education. She was co-creator of the Mashed Collective, running a peer residency and a youth program for several years, as well as its counterpart the Living Room festival, a seven-venue festival out of people’s homes. She has a background in devised theatre practices, Lecoq and movement-based creation techniques, and Boal’s Forum theatre. Some of her projects include: The Warm-Up To Me Project (Nuit Blanche), Favours For Strangers, Firebird (LabCab Festival), Memorandum (AfterRock), Mood Swings (Luminato-New Waves), The Bus House (Nuit Blanche), Wesoo Hamlet (bcurrent), Uth Connexion (reConnexion Collective), The Hurt is Astounding (Toronto Fringe). She collaborates with Mammalian Diving Reflex, and has worked on Survival Guide to the City, Happy Eatium, Dare Night (Gladstone Hotel), Teen Tours (Powerplant Gallery), All The Sex I’ve Ever Had-International Edition (Luminato Festival), and Promises to a Divided City (Theatre Centre).

Mentor: Ruth Howard, Artistic Director

Without this experience I would not have the career that I have now. The relationships I made over that year have been instrumental in all of my work, and my career moved forward much faster than it would have otherwise.

Rupal Shah, Strategic Programs Manager, Toronto Arts Council, formerly Producer Nightswimming & DVXT Theatre, Metcalf Intern 2008 (producing), Nightswimming & DVXT Theatre

The Metcalf Foundation launched the Performing Arts Interns program in 2001 in the wake of a renewal of the Performing Arts program.

The focus for the new Performing Arts Program emerged in response to particular issues identified in that process and was based on certain assumptions about the environment for the arts at that time. The performing arts are collaborative and labour-intensive. It takes a myriad of highly trained people—artists, producers, administrators, craftspeople, technicians, facility staff—to make a professional performance possible. The people in a performing arts organization, whether onstage or off, are its most crucial resource.

Historically, paid assistant and apprentice positions had been an effective way for the sector to nurture and develop its human resources. However, many years of cuts to operating budgets in the 1990s, combined with profound political, economic, and social changes, had meant that funding for many of these positions had virtually disappeared. This severely limited access to training, mentoring, and meaningful work experience.

Photo: Chris Thomaidis

To get a year was so fantastic. It’s hard to know how I would have moved forward without it.

Roxanne Duncan, Interim Executive Director, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Metcalf Intern 2006 (administration), Volcano and Peggy Baker Dance Projects

In light of this, the Foundation decided to support training and professional development for creative artists, administrators, and production staff. This was an excellent intersection of the Foundation’s interests, a real need in the performing arts, and the possibility of broad positive impact.

From the program’s inception, the community responded positively. The first meeting of interns was convened in 2002. They talked about themselves, their work in the arts, and what an internship meant to them. They made suggestions to strengthen the program. They described their hopes for the future and networked with one another.

Photo: Chris Thomaidis

Schools can’t teach everything. The nurturing that good mentoring can do is worth years of school training. Nothing replaces it, or ever has.

Andrea Surich, General Manager Watermark Theatre PEI, formerly Production Manager, The Grand Theatre, Mentor

Over the years, many interns have gone on to become mentors themselves. The program has always depended upon a strong relationship between the mentor and intern. Metcalf places significant importance on hearing the individual voice, perspective, and passion of both the intern and mentor. It is important that the resources and capacity of the host organization respond appropriately to the goals of the intern.

Photo: Chris Thomaidis

Sitting on the advisory committee is inspiring in many ways. There is so much going on in the performing arts, reading the applications really helps you to see what people are trying to do.

Phillip Silver, Freelance Designer, Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, Metcalf Foundation Program Advisor (2004-2012)

The role of outside advisors has also been critical to the success of the program. Experienced and knowledgeable advisors bring great insight to the task of assessing individual applications. Their opinions, both on specific submissions and broader policy issues, are highly valued. They are an advisory panel, and not a jury with decision-making powers. The Foundation does not require consensus from them, but rather a vigorous airing of the merits of the applications.

Photo: Chris Thomaidis

Mentoring is a tangible commitment to the future—not an abstract notion. It’s great to know that you are developing leadership and nurturing the broader field.

Ruth Howard, Artistic Director, Jumblies Theatre, Mentor (2004-2016, 2018)

The sector has used the program to address gaps in skills training. Internships are a way to introduce a younger and more diverse workforce into the sector. Interns are given an invaluable introduction to existing knowledge, experience, and networks that they can use right away to move forward in their careers.

Top row, L to R Laura Paduch (The Musical Stage Company - Acting UP Stage Company at the time), Naz Afsahi (Nightwood Theatre), Joanne Williams (Art of Time Ensemble) Middle row, L to R: Nikki Shaffeeullah (Jumblies Theatre), Meara Tubman-Broeren (SummerWorks), Kelley Mitchell (Arraymusic) Bottom row: Rachel Penny (Volcano)

Showing of past interns.

Intern Type of Internship Company Year Approved
Jordana Cox Dramaturgy Great Canadian Theatre Company 2008
Sebastian Marziali Artistic Producing Aluna Theatre 2013
Ginger Scott Administration Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. 2012
Justin Stadnyk Producing Talk is Free Theatre 2013
Beth Helmers Artistic Direction Jumblies Theatre 2009
Mark McGrinder Directing Studio 180 Theatre 2008
Jennifer Dallas Artistic Direction 10 Gates Dancing Inc. 2009
Jennie Egerdie Administration Playwrights' Guild of Canada 2014
Joanne Williams Administration Art of Time Ensemble 2014
Aislinn Rose Administration Crow's Theatre 2010
Alex Vass Properties Canadian Stage 2012
Lisa Twardowska Administration Salamander Theatre for Young Audiences 2006
Monica Lee Properties & Set Design Canadian Stage 2016
Shifra Cooper Artistic Direction MABELLEarts 2016
Patrick Gauthier Artistic Direction Great Canadian Theatre Company 2009
Julia Churchill Artistic Direction Jumblies Theatre 2010
Audrey Dwyer Artistic Direction & Dramaturgy Nightwood Theatre 2007
Charissa Wilcox Production Management Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 2001
Nova Bhattacharya Choreography Canada Dance Festival Society 2001
Brad Turner Properties Canadian Opera Company 2001
Jennifer Coe Wardrobe Canadian Opera Company 2001
David Wales Properties Canadian Stage Company, The 2001
Kate Cornell Administration DanceWorks 2001
Cameron Courtorielle Community Arts De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre 2001
Rebecca Picherack Directing Factory Theatre 2001
Julie Hastings Administration Guelph Jazz Festival 2001
Lise Ann Johnson Artistic Direction National Arts Centre, English Theatre 2001
Christine Yu Administration National Youth Orchestra of Canada 2001
Alan Moon Music Direction Shaw Festival 2001
Michael Greves Design Shaw Festival 2001
Daryl Cloran Artistic Direction Soulpepper Theatre Company 2001
Mary Wood Education Tarragon Theatre 2001
Philip Hartwick Administration Theatre Direct Canada 2001
Katrina Baran Administration Theatre Ontario 2001
H. Sean Trainor Music Direction Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra 2001
Fiona Kennedy Production Stage Management Toronto Dance Theatre 2001
Beth Fleming Education Toronto Philharmonia 2001
Erin O’Rourke Administration Young People's Theatre 2001
Bonnie Ng Wig & Make-Up Canadian Opera Company 2002
Gillian Rode Properties Canadian Opera Company 2002
Janine Patenaude Education Canadian Opera Company 2002
Susan Ball Vocal Coaching Canadian Opera Company 2002
D. Jeremy Smith Administration Canadian Stage Company, The 2002
Jennifer Belliveau Properties Canadian Stage Company, The 2002
Michael Sinclair Administration Canadian Stage Company, The 2002
Jessica Graham Administration Dancemakers 2002
Megan McCoy Administration Necessary Angel Theatre Company 2002
Janice Rieger Producing Nightwood Theatre 2002
Penelope Thomas Education Peterborough New Dance 2002
Tori Owen Administration Peterborough Symphony Orchestra 2002
Alice Toyonaga Marketing & Outreach School of Toronto Dance Theatre, The 2002
Jason Jestadt Music Direction Shaw Festival 2002
Lindsay Walker Design Shaw Festival 2002
Shane Anderson Theatre Technology Tarragon Theatre 2002
Sarah Ojamae Administration Theatre Ontario 2002
Stephanie Saunders Artistic Direction Theatre Passe Muraille 2002
Ruth Hoch Administration Toronto Dance Theatre 2002
Neketia Perez Artistic Direction Ballet Creole 2003
Lisa Otto Rehearsal Direction Ballet Jörgen Canada 2003
Jovanni Sy Artistic Direction Cahoots Theatre 2003
Todd Hoselton Properties Canadian Stage Company, The 2003
Heidimarie Guggi Directing Carousel Players 2003
Mark Keetch Administration Clay and Paper Theatre 2003
Kimberly Purtell Administration da da kamera 2003
Lara Azzopardi Administration DVxT Theatre 2003
Vickee Lorie Administration Gallery Players of Niagara, The 2003
Adrienne Nevile Archiving National Ballet of Canada, The 2003
Deanna Vardy Administration National Youth Orchestra of Canada 2003
Erica Kopyto Dramaturgy Nightwood Theatre 2003
Joseph Pierre Playwriting Obsidian Theatre Company 2003
Kate Story Administration Peterborough New Dance 2003
Sasha Luminsky Music Direction Shaw Festival 2003
Gil Garratt Artistic Direction Blyth Festival 2004
Jennifer Cianca Administration Canadian Music Centre 2004
Matt Hemming Properties Canadian Opera Company 2004
Ashley Gibson Properties Canadian Stage Company, The 2004
Michael Taylor Technical Direction De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre 2004
Jennifer Capraru Artistic Direction Factory Theatre 2004
Allen McCreath Administration Gallery Players of Niagara, The 2004
Faye Dupras Artistic Direction Jumblies Theatre 2004
Stefan Lenzi Administration Lake Simcoe Arts Foundation & The Red Barn Theatre 2004
Deann deGruijter Artistic Direction Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People 2004
Martina Kuska Outreach & Education National Arts Centre, English Theatre 2004
Vanessa Cassels Administration Necessary Angel Theatre Company 2004
Joe Mebrahtu Administration Ottawa International Children’s Festival 2004
Alexander Cann Music Direction Shaw Festival 2004
Jennifer Filipelli Administration Theatre Passe Muraille 2004
Alison Mock Administration Toronto Consort 2004
Valerie Stevens Production Management Toronto Dance Theatre 2004
Marjorie Chan Artistic Direction Cahoots Theatre 2005
Orenda Cahill Wardrobe Canadian Opera Company 2005
Katherine Grainger Casting Canadian Stage Company, The 2005
Shelley Heebner Properties Canadian Stage Company, The 2005
Jennifer Archibald Marketing & Development Gallery Players of Niagara, The 2005
Jean-Paul Sproule Production Management Georgian Theatre Festival 2005
Alexis Buset Technical Direction Grand Theatre, The 2005
Loree Lawrence Artistic Direction Jumblies Theatre 2005
Monique Stewart Properties Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People 2005
Stephen Colella Dramaturgy Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People 2005
Alexandra Seay Artistic Direction Modern Times Stage Company 2005
Jenn Morgan Marketing & Development Muskoka Lakes Music Festival 2005
Karen Osmond Administration National Youth Orchestra of Canada 2005
Daniel Nyman Producing Necessary Angel Theatre Company 2005
Kara Forrest Administration Ottawa Jazz Festival 2005
Livia Berius Playwriting Playwrights Guild of Canada, The 2005
Clea Minaker Puppeteering Shadowland Theatre 2005
Greg Gibson Music Direction Shaw Festival 2005
Laura Wemyss Wardrobe Stratford Shakespeare Festival 2005
Tami MacDonald Wardrobe Stratford Shakespeare Festival 2005
Ainsley Kendrick Production Stage Management Toronto Dance Theatre 2005
Patricia Thorne Administration 4th Line Theatre 2006
Natalie Leung Wardrobe Canada's National Ballet School 2006
Sean Corcoran Marketing & Development Canadian Music Centre 2006
Krista Dalby Artistic Direction Clay and Paper Theatre 2006
Ari Weinberg Artistic Direction Acting Up Stage Company 2014
Sadie Epstein-Fine Artistic Direction Nightwood Theatre 2017
Jamie Oshkawbewisens Community Arts Debajehmujig Storytellers 2014
Shawn Hitchins Administration hum dansoundart 2009
Alexandra Dragihici Artistic Direction Jumblies Theatre 2011
Aviva Armour-Ostroff Artistic Direction Theatre Passe Muraille 2009
Andrea Romaldi Dramaturgy Nightswimming 2006
Adam Brazier Artistic Direction Talk is Free Theatre 2010
Tanya Apostolidis Creative Management Shaw Festival 2007
Leora Morris Dramaturgy Nightswimming 2010
Danielle Poirier Scenic Arts Grand Theatre, The 2014
Sehar Bhojani Artistic Direction/Producing Nightswimming & Theatrefront 2016
Heather Landon Tour Management Roseneath Theatre 2007
Michaud Garneau Artistic Direction Clay and Paper Theatre 2012
Doug Price Music Direction Shaw Festival 2012
Sonja Rainey Design Jumblies Theatre 2013
Amira Emma Routledge Artistic Producing Clay and Paper Theatre 2010
Kelly Straughan Artistic Direction Nightwood Theatre 2010
Marianna Rosato Production Management Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie 2016
Shawna Caspi Marketing Queen of Puddings Music Theatre Company 2011
Brian Britton Technical Direction Grand Theatre, The 2008
Anastasia Tchernikova Artistic Direction Tapestry New Opera 2014
Carolyne Clare Archiving Dance Collection Danse / Arts Inter-Media Canada 2010
Guy Doucette Administration Clay and Paper Theatre 2008
Rimah Jabr Artistic Direction Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. 2017
Danny Tran Properties Canadian Stage 2014
Razak Pirani Artistic Direction Toronto Tabla Ensemble 2016
Justine Yim Administration Cahoots Theatre Projects 2012
Scott Christian Music Direction Shaw Festival 2011
Emma Mackenzie Hillier Dramaturgy Nightswimming 2013
Bronwyn Steinberg Artistic Direction/Producing Great Canadian Theatre Company 2016
Jennifer Stewart Musical Theatre Direction Talk is Free Theatre 2006
Sarah Miller Artistic Direction Jumblies Theatre 2012
Sarah Anderson Archiving Sony Centre for the Performing Arts & Dance Collection Danse 2015
Katie Horrill Properties Canadian Stage Company, The 2009
Natasha Powell Administration Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. & Peggy Baker Dance Projects 2013
Rupal Shah Producing Nightswimming & DVxT Theatre 2008
Michelle Alexander Producing Nightwood Theatre 2011
Benjamin Dietschi Administration Soundstreams Canada 2012
Todd Duckworth Artistic Direction Great Canadian Theatre Company 2006
Indrit Kasapi Artistic Producing Cahoots Theatre Projects 2014
Morgan Norwich Producing Necessary Angel Theatre Company 2009
Lily Ling Music Direction Shaw Festival 2009
Jakob Ehman Artistic Producing Talk is Free Theatre 2016
Angela Loft Artistic Direction Jumblies Theatre 2014
Nikki Shaffeeullah Artistic Direction Jumblies Theatre 2015
Laura Rocca Producing Necessary Angel Theatre Company 2006
Jeff Ho Dramaturgy Nightswimming 2017
Nicole Milne Artistic Direction Great Canadian Theatre Company 2013
David Lander Administration Guelph Jazz Festival 2013
Wayne Gwillim Music Direction Shaw Festival 2007
Nicole Smith Producing Pat the Dog Theatre Creation 2016
Marie-Leofeli Barlizo Dramaturgy Nightswimming 2008
Cassandra Luftspring Conducting Toronto Children's Chorus 2011
Adiyana Morris Administration Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. & Peggy Baker Dance Projects 2014
Linda Besner Administration Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. & Peggy Baker Dance Projects 2008
Emily Carvell Producing Ottawa Fringe Festival 2015
Sky Fairchild-Waller Artistic Direction Harbourfront Centre 2011
Barbara Worthy Administration Music Niagara 2007
Mariah Horner Artistic Direction/Producing Theatre Kingston 2017
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Jennifer Mak Audience Engagement Toronto Summer Music 2017
Marcus Jamin Direction/Puppeteering National Arts Centre 2015
Vanya Garraway Administration Young People's Theatre 2008
Teresa Veerkamp Wardrobe Grand Theatre, The 2012
Amy Dennis Administration Gallery Players of Niagara, The 2006
Dian Marie Bridge Artistic Direction Obsidian Theatre Company 2008
Kevin Lau Artistic Administration Orchestras Mississauga 2008
Sean Frey Design Jumblies Theatre 2007
Wendy Ryder Technical Direction Grand Theatre, The 2009
Rachel Penny Administration Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. & Peggy Baker Dance Projects 2015
Cassandra Studenny Administration Music Niagara 2009
Jessica Derventzis Artistic Direction & Dramaturgy Tapestry Opera 2017
Nancy Kenny Marketing Great Canadian Theatre Company 2009
Laura Beks Development Opera Lyra Ottawa 2007
Anrita Petraroia Production Management/Producing Carousel Players 2007
Kate Hodgert Producing Necessary Angel Theatre Company 2007
Bruce Gibbons Fell Direction/Producing Aluna Theatre 2017
Blanche Israël Artistic Direction Tapestry Opera 2015
James Beaver Administration Stratford Summer Music Festival 2013
Lisa Lahue Technical Direction Grand Theatre, The 2015
Patrick Bowman Music Direction Shaw Festival 2017
Paul Moody Music Direction Shaw Festival 2014
Louis Laberge-Côté Artistic Direction Toronto Dance Theatre 2011
Oriana Pagnotta Administration/Producing Peggy Baker Dance Projects 2017
Stuart Wright Rehearsal Direction School of Toronto Dance Theatre, The 2015
Meaghan Davis Administration Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. & Peggy Baker Dance Projects 2011
Kevin Gojmerac Administration Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. & Peggy Baker Dance Projects 2007
Kiera Sangster Choreography Shaw Festival 2011
Gillian Lewis Production Management Toronto Dance Theatre 2006
Michael Mori Artistic Direction Tapestry New Opera 2011
Derek Kwan Administration Cahoots Theatre Projects 2010
Victoria Mata Artistic Direction Aluna Theatre 2015
Judi Pearl Administration National Arts Centre, English Theatre 2010
Lokki Ma Properties Canadian Stage Company, The 2007
Colin Doyle Artistic Producing Carousel Players 2011
Hilary Green Producing Nightwood Theatre 2008
Roxanne Duncan Administration Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. & Peggy Baker Dance Projects 2006
Alison Peddie Administration Tarragon Theatre 2008
Thomas Swayne Producing Acting Up Stage Company 2012
Jessica Sisson Wardrobe Canadian Opera Company 2007
Ellen Bayley Administration Volcano Non-Profit Productions Inc. & Peggy Baker Dance Projects 2010
Isidra Cruz Administration Native Earth Performing Arts 2008
Aaron Willis Producing Canadian Stage 2015
Meara Tubman-Broeren Producing SummerWorks Theatre Festival 2014
Luke Reece Administration Obsidian Theatre Company & Young People’s Theatre 2016
Michelle Tracey Design Tarragon Theatre 2013
Caitlyn Albanese Stage Management Toronto Dance Theatre 2014
Lisa Li Programming Young Centre for the Performing Arts 2011
Tara Mohan Stage Management Toronto Dance Theatre 2012
Claire Levick Wardrobe Shaw Festival 2012
Dan Watson Artistic Producing Jumblies Theatre 2008
Bryn Jennings Directing Theatrefront Inc. 2008
Gina Marin Technical Direction Grand Theatre, The 2006
Beth Wong Administration Cahoots Theatre Projects 2015
Erika Leigh Stirton Rehearsal Direction & Pedagogy School of Toronto Dance Theatre, The 2006
Joseph Tritt Music Direction Shaw Festival 2015
Cassandra Piroutz Administration Toronto Dance Theatre 2015
Denyse Karn Artistic Producing Nightwood Theatre 2009
Angela Morra Production Management Toronto Dance Theatre 2011
Michael Caldwell Programming MOonhORsE dance Theatre 2011
Dan Kurek Technical Direction Grand Theatre, The 2007
Jennifer Lee Production Management Toronto Dance Theatre 2013
Kate Fenton Directing Young People's Theatre 2009
Claire Cavanagh Design Tarragon Theatre 2014
Kevin Wong Artistic Direction Acting Up Stage Company 2016
Beatriz Pizano Artistic Direction Nightwood Theatre 2006
Seika Boye Archiving Dance Collection Danse / Arts Inter-Media Canada 2006
Kristi White Community Arts Shadowland Theatre 2012
Tina Fushell Curation SummerWorks Theatre Festival 2016
Kathryn Durst Administration Clay and Paper Theatre 2014
Victoria Mohr-Blakeney Curation Public Energy Performing Arts & Dance Collection Dance 2016
Anna Sapershteyn Artistic Direction Clay and Paper Theatre 2013
Katherine Devlin Administration Crow's Theatre 2011
Lisa Marie DiLiberto Artistic Direction Jumblies Theatre 2006
Jane Alison McKinney Artistic Direction adelheid dance projects 2016
Isabelle Siciliano Arts Education Management Young People's Theatre 2017
Jacqueline Costa Design Carousel Players 2012
Ted Witzel Artistic Direction Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada, The 2017
Sarah Finn Production Management Great Canadian Theatre Company 2017
Malar Janagan Varatharaja Artistic Direction Ipsita Nova Dance Projects 2011
Tamara Weisz Administration Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts 2011
Nina Lee Aquino Artistic Direction Factory Theatre 2006
Briana Brown Artistic Producing Canadian Stage Company, The 2007
Ishai Buchbinder Artistic Direction/Producing Shadowland Theatre 2016
Julia Hune-Brown Direction & Community Arts Jumblies Theatre 2016
Emma Kerson Producing School of Toronto Dance Theatre, The 2012
Carolyn Choo Properties Canadian Opera Company 2007
Laura Paduch Administration Acting Up Stage Company & Canadian Dance Assembly 2015
James Smith Music Direction Shaw Festival 2010
Rachel Steinberg Dramaturgy Nightswimming 2011
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Mariel Marshall Artistic Direction/Producing bluemouth inc. 2015
Katarzyna Misztal Wardrobe Opera Atelier 2011
Evelyn Campbell Technical Direction Opera Atelier 2008
Naz Afsahi Administration Nightwood Theatre 2015
Tara Litvack Music Direction Shaw Festival 2013
Autumn Coppaway Technical Direction Grand Theatre, The 2013
Kelley Mitchell Music Production ArrayMusic 2015
Andrew Kushnir Direction Crow's Theatre 2014
Kaitlin Cheel Stage Management Toronto Dance Theatre 2015
Casey Hudecki Fight Direction Soulpepper Theatre Company 2015
Arber Makri Design Shadowland Theatre 2010
Nick Tracey Administration Young People's Theatre 2015
Melissa Haddad Education Theatre Direct Canada 2013
Melinda Dempster Technical Direction Grand Theatre, The 2010
Alexander Cann Music Direction Tapestry New Opera 2006
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