INSTRUCTORS: FILM ACTING SCHOOL
Toronto Academy of Acting for Film & Television instructors
(INSTRUCTOR FOR FILM ACTING DIPLOMA PROGRAM)
SHEILA McCARTHY is a multiple Genie, Gemini, and Dora Award-winning actress in the classic Canadian films I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing and The Lotus Eaters, McCarthy has appeared in films such as Die Hard 2, Being Julia, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, The Day After Tomorrow, and Sook-Yin Lee’s Year of the Carnivore. Most recently McCarthy can be seen starring in the feature film Antiviral, the directorial debut of film scion Brandon Cronenberg. She also just finished starring in Murdoch Mysteries for CBC and two independent films called Public Service and Algonquin both to be released next year. She is about to start shooting ICE GIRLS, a feature film with Damian Lee. She has a television half hour in development called DEPARTURE LOUNGE with EONE and CBC.
(INSTRUCTOR FOR FILM ACTING DIPLOMA PROGRAM & SPECIALTY COURSES)
“WORKING WITH DIALECTS”
Joy Juckes has a Master of Fine Arts from York University in both Acting and Voice Teaching. For over 20 years she has developed curriculum and courses in Acting, Voice and Speech, Presentation Skills, and Dialects for several Universities, Colleges, Schools of the Arts and Acting studios.
Joy has delivered many courses in communications and voice for Corporate and Sales Professionals which have been customized for successful training projects with TD Bank, Royal lePage, Investors Group, Ministry of the Environment, The Pingway, and The Farm. She has also served as a media consultant and private coach for public and political figures.
(INSTRUCTOR RUNNING SPECIAL WORKSHOPS FOR TORONTO ACADEMY OF ACTING IN NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES)
The Toronto Academy of Acting for Film/Television is pleased to have Kenneth McGregor,a well known professional actor as the director of the Toronto Academy of Acting for Film and Television.
Kenneth McGregor a professional actor and director has worked with Harvey Keitel, Tom Cruise, Ms. Piggy, George C. Scott, Denzel Washington, Norman Jewison, Jennifer Dale, Martin Scorsese, Hercules, Xena and many others. He has taught classes all over the world to more than 500 students and many of them now have careers.Many of you have seen him in feature films such as The Corner Dreamers, X-Men, God, The Hurricane, Marciano, Trail of a Serial Killer, Prom Night IV, Primal Scream, and Cocktail.
Kenneth’s phrase: “Acting is the ability to be private in public”.
(INSTRUCTOR FOR FILM ACTING DIPLOMA PROGRAM)
Christina Collins has been acting for over twenty- five years. She started off playing Laura in The Glass Menagerie in Stamford Connecticut, and has never looked back.
Ms. Collins studied acting at Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School in New York City. She has performed at a wide variety of theatres across Canada and the United States. Christina Collins is an actress, known for Truth in Advertising (2001), Extreme Measures(1996) and The Marriage Fool (1998). She has more than 45 credits to her name. Some of her theatre highlights include: Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Charlotte in Night of the Iguana, Margherita in We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!, Libby in I Ought to Be in Pictures, and the lead role of Darlene in Balm in Gilead.
(INSTRUCTOR FOR TEEN PROGRAM)
David Huband a performer of 21 years has performed at regional theatres across Canada, such as The Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Theatre New Brunswick, The Arbor Theatre, and The Stratford Festival, and a member of The Second City.
Some of his television credits as a supporting, principle and actor are included from The Strain, Republic of Doyle, Insecurity, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Traders, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope, and the acclaimed BBC mini-series, The State Within.
Congratulations to our former student Ana Golja for landing Series Lead roles on “Disney’s Family Channel” hit TV Series- “Whats up Warthogs” playing the role of Laney & also on joining our former student Luke Bilyk on Canada’s hit TV Series “Degrassi” playing the role of Zoe!
Former film acting student LUKE BILYK star of De GRASSI lands 10 episodes in television series LOST GIRLS.
Check out his website at www.lukebilyk.ca.
It all began here at the Toronto Academy of Acting for Film & Television.
Congratulations to our former TAA Student Samantha Jo on your continued success!!
You can see Samantha in action in “The Twilight Saga”: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 & “300”: Rise of an Empire (2014).