Following three intensive years of performance training in several disciplines, Music Theatre students graduate with a unique and transferable range of skills. Alumni have built successful careers in a number of flourishing fields.
Here are some exciting stories of St. Clair graduates in the professional world:
Hilary is a vibrant Toronto-based actor. Since graduating from the Music Theatre Performance program at St. Clair College, her work has landed her roles in television, film, theatre, and commercials.
Hilary's career has taken her across Canada and the globe: in Dubai, U.A.E., she performed in the full-length dance show In Connection for six weeks at venues across the city; in New York City, she was part of the opening act for Elton John and Sara Bareilles at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Other performance highlights include Spooning the Great Bear By the Light of the Moon (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), Sailor's Song (Sterling Studio Theatre), Curious and Unusual Deaths (Discovery Channel), and Street Song (Mixed Company Theatre).
Hilary also teaches competitive and recreational dance at a studio in the Toronto area, as well as at public schools across the city. She is endlessly grateful for having had the opportunity to grow as a performer and learn from the amazing faculty at St. Clair College.
Visit Hilary online at www.hilarykrull.com
Brady is honored to be leading an exciting career path for which St Clair College has been very instrumental. Recent credits: Mowgli in The Jungle Book (Chineese Tour). Select credits: Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Nominated for Best Actor in a Musical by Broadway World Toronto), Sketch/Various Roles in Hairspray, Rolf in The Sound of Music, Male Swing in Spamalot (The LOT), Paris/Gregory in Romeo and Juliet (Theatre by the Bay), Eugene, Ensemble, u/s Doody in Grease das Musical (German and European Tour), Drew in Mending Fences (Showboat Festival), Ensemble in Broadway Moments and An Afternoon of Rodgers and Hammerstein (KooGle Theatre). He has co-choreographed at St Michael's College School in Toronto for three years with St. Clair graduate Georgia Schultz.
Visit his website: www.bradyvanv.com
Upon graduating from St. Clair College's Musical Theatre Performance program, Courtney spent two summer seasons performing as a dancer/singer at Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino in Dawson City, Yukon.
After completing her final season in Dawson in 2011, she moved to Toronto and began training with Matthew Harrison of The Actor's Foundry located out of Vancouver, BC. Courtney quickly fell in love with a new way of telling stories, and eventually decided to completely change the focus of her career path from live theatre to film and television. She now studies with Sophie Ann Rooney and is one of the youth acting instructors at her RAWacting Studio in Toronto.
After an exciting flashback to the 80's playing Paul Spence's (FUBAR) wife and roles on "Suits", "Reign", and “Murdoch Mysteries”, Courtney became a member of ACTRA, where she is involved in YEAA, ACTRA Toronto’s “Young Emerging Artists Assembly”.
She is now expanding her resume as a producer and writer. Since developing her production company DEELEN with TROUBLE, Inc. with her partner Michael T. Burgess, they have successfully completed 5 short films, a PSA, a concept trailer, 3 commercials and a music video within the last 2 years.
Courtney continues to create her own work in film and on stage, giving her the freedom to tell the stories and to collaborate with artists that inspire her. You can follow her on Twitter @CourtneyDeelen and check out her website www.courtneydeelen.com for more updates.
Since graduating from St Clair College, Saphire has gone on to perform all over Ontario and the United States. Recently completing the North American Tour of Evil Dead the Musical, Saphire is extremely excited to be doing a sit down in Toronto at the Randolph Theatre this coming February.
Previous credits include: Cheryl in Evil Dead the Musical (StarVox), Witch in Into the Woods, King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Betty in The Great American Trailer Park Musical (HHT), Auctioneer in Obeah Opera (Panamania), Eponine in Les Miserable (The Rose), Alysha/Theo in American Idiot and Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (LOT).
Along with performing, Saphire is a vocal teacher, photographer and writer. Currently, she and her colleagues are starting up a new theatre company in Toronto. Keep up with her performances and new projects via Instagram and Twitter @Saphiredemitro.
Brianna graduated from St. Clair College's Music Theatre program in 2012 and appeared as the title character in Cinderella for her graduation performance. Soon after graduating she worked with many of her fellow classmates in the North American Premiere of Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision. She appeared as the swing performer and fight captain in the North American Tour of Evil Dead: The Musical.
Since graduating she has helped run the local Colasanti's Haunted Hayride, giving performance opportunities to local Post-Secondary acting students. She has appeared in a variety of stage shows and films, and is a member of the Canadian Actors Equity Association. She has her Advanced Certification with the Academy of Dramatic Combat. Recently, she lent her voice to the upcoming documentary BUSH by Stephanie Sturino.
Check out her website: briannalove.workbooklive.com.
Sarah is a musical theatre performer based in Southwestern Ontario, and a graduate of St. Clair College's Music Theatre Performance Program and Capilano University's Bachelor of Performing Arts program.
Awards include the YMCA Celebration of Youth Award for Arts and Culture, the Sarnia Cineseries Scholarship, the Chitovas-Lawton Imperial Theatre Award, and the Walter F. Petryschuk Arts Award.
Check out her website (www.sarahcaraher.com) for more detailed information as well as pictures, video, and audio samples!