Choreographer - Courtney Arsenault
Courtney is a Fredericton based dance instructor/choreographer and a graduate from the Commercial Dance Program at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario. She has been heavily involved with competitive dance and community theatre for over ten years. having been exposed to artistic and creative expression as long as she can remember her work has been recognized at numerous dance competitions around the province. She is currently a dance instructor for KidSing Performance School, Artemis Studio, Bonnie Kilburn Dance Centre and choreographer for the St Thomas Musical Theatre Program. Her work has been featured in productions, including Chicago (STU), Evita (Blind Faith Productions), Shrek and The Addams Family (KV Players). Courtney has appeared as a guest instructor/performer for notable events including: Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival, PERSPECTIVE, Saint John Golden Gala and the New Brunswick Drama Festival.
Theatre School Instructor - Tania Breen
Tania is an educator, director and performer who has worked on stages across Atlantic Canada and has directed every TNB Theatre School production for the past eight years. Among her many roles, Tania is well known the theatre audiences for her role as the female lead in The bricklin, An Automotive Fantasy, a TNB/Fredericton Playhouse co-production that received national acclaim in both 2010 and 2011. As well as her work with the Theatre School, Tania teaches in the drama department at the University of New Brunswick. She also performs on stage as a vocalist for local bands Dub Antenna and Pretty in Pink.
Theatre School Instructor - Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell has been actively involved in theatre for 20 years.
A proud Theatre New Brunswick alumni, Sarah has gained lead roles in Cats and A Chorus Line, and supporting roles in Hello Dolly! and Chicago. Sarah continued her theatre studies at Mount Allison University and earned a degree in classical music (opera) and drama studies. At MTA she performed in several plays and musicals, most notably playing Hope in Urinetown, Serena in Fame, Susan in Company, Cathie in The Last 5 Years and Anna in Closer. Sarah's training took her to Tuscany, Italy to perform in Handel's Suor Angelica, as well as understudying the title role in Handel's Partenope for Theatro Verdi in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany. Most recently Sarah landed the role of Natalie in Blind Faith's Production of Next To Normal.
Along with performing, Sarah loves to teach. She was the lead instructor at Maritime Theatre School , as well as a voice instructor for Maritime Theatre School and Fall River School of Performing Arts, all based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sarah moved back to Fredericton in 2015 to start up her voice studio, and to teach at Theatre New Brunswick and gained the role of the musical director for the Theatre School.
Theatre School Instructor - Sharisse LeBrun
Sharisse LeBrun is an educator, performer and director who has been involved with the theatre school for thirteen years. After graduating from the theatre school as a student, she attended Holland College School of Performing Arts before attending St. Thomas for her BA. During her undergrad, she became heavily involved as a performer in the local theatre community with companies including Theatre St. Thomas, Theatre UNB, Bard in the Barracks, TNB Next Stage and Notable Acts, where she also recently directed the festival’s one act play, Hinter. Throughout her time at STU she also began teaching, choreographing and directing for many of the junior programs as well as the summer theatre school.Having recently completed her MA in drama, theatre, and performance studies at UofT, she is thrilled to be back in Fredericton teaching with Solo Chicken Productions and Theatre New Brunswick Theatre School.
Choreographer - Josie Marasco
Josie is a Musical Theatre Performer and Dancer with over 15 years of professional experience. Highlights include: West Side Story, Evita, Kiss Me Kate, Cyrano (Stratford Festival); Chicago (Neptune Theatre); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetetown Festival); Cinderella (Canadian Opera Company); Stunt Performer on the television show Flashpoint and Dance Instructor at Sheridan College.