Sharisse LeBrun is an educator, director, and performer who has long been involved with the local theatre community with companies including Theatre St. Thomas, Theatre UNB, Bard in the Barracks, TNB Next Stage, Notable Acts, Hot Garbage Players and Solo Chicken. After years of attending the theatre school as a student she developed a passion for theatre education and began teaching for many of the junior programs as well as the summer theatre school. Having recently completed her MA in drama, theatre, and performance studies, she is thrilled to find herself back home at the theatre school teaching and creating with the rest of the theatre school team and students.
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.
Courtney is a Fredericton based dancer, dance instructor, and choreographer. Originally from Saint John she moved to Toronto, Ontario after high school to complete training in the Commercial Dance Program at George Brown College. She has been heavily involved with competitive dance and community theatre for over ten years and continues to seek opportunities to grow as a creative thinker. Courtney is currently a member of the coop CORPS, a training platform for artists to develop and perform original works of physical theatre. While off stage she is also a dance instructor for Theatre New Brunswick, Artemis Dance Studio and choreographer for the St Thomas Musical Theatre Program and KV Players. Her work has been featured in productions including Newsies (KVP), Beauty and the Beast (TNB), Urinetown (STU), and Chicago (STU). Courtney has appeared as a guest instructor/performer for notable events including: Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival, PERSPECTIVE, and the New Brunswick Drama Festival.
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.
Jean-Michel Cliche is a theatre artist, playwright and educator. He has worked with local companies such as Solo Chicken Productions, Bard in the Barracks, the Next Folding Theatre Co, and Theatre Free Radical, as well as having performed and trained across the country. He is the co-founder and General Manager of Hot Garbage Comedy, Fredericton’s premier improv company. He is currently teaching the Intro to Performance and Acting class at the University of New Brunswick.