Dillon has a background in music performance where he has extensive training in piano and has dabbled in multiple stringed instruments and sings. With this performance background he has transferred that to a passion of theatre. Getting his Education Degree, he specializes in teaching secondary Drama and English – and ultimately loves facilitating creative performances for students of all ages to build a show from the ground up and perform on stage for their loved ones to see. He lives for the sense of pride his students display after a theatrical performance. He has been present at Persephone Theatre for years as he continues in the role of Education Director and is excited to be teaching at Persephone Theatre School again this season!
Angela Christie received her BFA in drama from the U of S in 2000 and since then has been working in professional theatre across western Canada as an actor, stage manager and producer. As a co-founder of Theatre Ecstasis and Live Five, Angela is passionate about independent theatre. In 2014, after having a baby boy, Angela returned to school and received her BEd. She is currently a substitute teacher with the Saskatoon Public School Division.
Carla Mysko is a teacher with GSCS, SPSD, and PSSD, as well as Persephone. She is a singer, sometime stage performer, director, writer, and active member of the arts community. She holds a B.A. in Drama/English (winner of the Concordia University of Edmonton’s Drama award), and a B.Ed. with Distinction in Drama/English and Arts Education - an area from which she has received an award in Arts Education from the University of Saskatchewan. She is involved with Saskatoon Summer Players, where she performed in Broadway in Love and assisted in the musical direction of Shrek. Her acting credits include the two-hander Parallel Lives, Honk! The musical, Henry V, Born Yesterday, and many others. Her goal is to write a great novel or play, and get rich from the proceeds…or to perhaps travel to Europe. She hasn’t decided. But, she does know that the stage is what makes her truly happy.
Clarissa has been teaching at Persephone Theatre for the past 3 years working with a variety of age groups. She completed two years of the acting program at the University of Saskatchewan before following her dreams of being a teacher and going into education. She has acted in a variety of shows as well as worked tech on multiple shows through out her university career. She has taught drama in high school settings as well as elementary and facilitated workshops at Persephone theatre. Clarissa has a belief that everyone can find their place in theatre and that it can be used for so much more than as a vehicle for art but rather as a vehicle to humanity. She is excited to continue on in her adventure as a teacher as well as an artist.
Jacqueline Block is delighted to be working at Persephone Theatre School again! You may remember her from the 2015 Broadway Bound Summer Camp. She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan BFA: Acting Program and the Globe Theatre Acting Conservatory. Jackie has experience teaching dance, musical theatre, acting and movement improv workshops, as well as teaching at various kids summer camps! Recent performance credits include: Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Persephone Theatre), Mary’s Wedding (Persephone Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Theatre) and the 2014 Persephone Youth Tour. She cannot wait to meet everyone in her class this year!
Born and raised in Regina, Kate is a proud graduate of both the U of R's BFA Acting Program and the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory. Kate started teaching at the Persephone Theatre School 5 years ago, before she'd even officially moved to Saskatoon, and has been enjoying every minute of it! She is also a professional actor, a board member with Live Five Independent Theatre and a co-host of Mom, I'm a Thespian on CFCR 90.5 FM.
Marley Duckett is a Saskatchewan born performer, originally from Regina. Before moving to Saskatoon to begin her Masters in Environmental Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan, Marley studied theatre, music and dance at the Globe Theatre, Regina Summer Stage, Martin’s School of Dance, Saskatchewan Express, and studied vocal performance privately. She has studied both music and theatre internationally; her work with the University Drama Department and the University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers has taken her throughout Eastern Europe, England, and China. Her current work lies primarily in improvisational theatre. Following her four year participation in the Canadian Improv Games, Marley also works with The No-No’s Improv Comedy Troupe, The Ladybits Improv Comedy Collective, and is currently an improv instructor at Persephone Theatre School.
Melanie Doerr has a degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Simon Fraser University as well as a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She has worked as an actor in Vancouver performing with Ruby Slippers, Axis Mime, and the Caravan Theatre where she toured by horse and wagon. She has worked two seasons in Albany, New York with a Shakespeare Company. In Montreal she did many shows at the Hudson Village Theatre. In addition to stage work she has smattering of appearances on film and TV. Melanie has been teaching and creating theatre with young people for over 20 years both in Vancouver and Montreal. She has recently moved to Saskatoon and is excited to be working with Persephone Theatre School.
Sammy Ramsay is a third year Drama student at the University of Saskatchewan. She has loved performing ever since she was a little girl, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue her dreams in the beautiful city of Saskatoon. Sammy is a graduate of Persephone Theatre School herself, and is excited to be back teaching the classes she loved being a part of. Some of her theatre credits include Macbeth (Kinsmen Young Company), The Laramie Project ( KYC), These Things I Know (KYC) and Almost, Maine (Greystone Theatre) When she is not acting, Sammy enjoys music, her pets, and spending time with her family and friends.