Katherine Matlashewski

Winter Drama Minis Lead Instructor (Saturday)

Katherine Matlashewski

Winter Drama Minis Lead Instructor (Saturday)

Katherine (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist and a graduate of Studio 58. Based in Vancouver, BC, she is privileged to live, work, and create on the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Having instructed at Arts Umbrella, Lights Up, and Crossmaneuver, she is excited to continue sharing her passion for the arts with children and youth at CTYP! Select credits include: Courage Now (Firehall/vAct), One of A Kind (International Vancouver Children’s Festival), Everyone Loves a Mystery, The Rocky Horror Show, Cerulean Blue, Tomorrow Love (Studio 58), and East Van Panto: Alice in Wonderland (Theatre Replacement). Like Ms. Frizzle, Katherine encourages her students to, “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!”

Matheus Severo

Winter Drama Minis (Saturday) & Drama Juniors Associate Instructor

Matheus Severo

Winter Drama Minis (Saturday) & Drama Juniors Associate Instructor

Matheus Severo (he/him) is thrilled to be part of the Fall Term for CTYP’s Drama School! He is a passionate Brazilian actor, singer and mover who has recently graduated from the Studio 58 Acting program in 2021. During his time in Vancouver, he has collaborated with theatre companies such as Carousel Theatre for Young People, rice & beans theatre and Zee Zee Theatre, and also trods the boards in The Cultch and National Theatre School’s festivals. Matheus was recently nominated for Outstanding Performance at the 39th Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for his work in Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls at Carousel Theatre for Young People! Yay! When he’s not acting, he’s mindlessly singing and making weird noises.

Vic Ustare

Winter Drama Juniors Lead Instructor

Vic Ustare

Winter Drama Juniors Lead Instructor

Victor (he/him) is a Vancouver-based theatre artist with a focus on physical theatre and theatre for young audiences. Recent and favourite stage credits include “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Pop Pop” (Presentation House Theatre), “The House at Pooh Corner” (Carousel Theatre for Young People / PHT), “The Velveteen Rabbit” (CTYP), “Reverberations” (Reverberations Collective), “Suddenly Slaughter” (The Biting School), and “Die Hard: The Musical-ish” (District 13 Presents). Besides teaching drama at Carousel, Vic is also an instructor at Gateway Academy.

Laura Jaszcz

Winter Drama Minis Lead Instructor (Sunday)

Laura Jaszcz

Winter Drama Minis Lead Instructor (Sunday)

Laura (she/her) is a Vancouver-based actress and instructor with 20 years of experience in arts education. She most recently worked as an actress in Flare Path with Slamming Door Collective. She has performed with CTYP in their productions of  Munscha Mia, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and Munsch Alley. Other theatre work includes, Gateway Theatre (Brigadoon), Chemainus Theatre Festival (The Wizard of Oz and James and the Giant Peach), and Mad Duck (The Tempest and Titus Andronicus). In film and television, she has worked on Ties That Bind, Flowers in the Attic, Witches of East End, The Haunting Hour, Alcatraz, Supernatural, Reaper, Secrets of Comfort House, the Chris Isaak Show, and various commercials. Most recently, Laura has appeared in The Story of Us for Hallmark and The Flash for CW. She plays the ukulele in her spare time and is often in the company of Max the Sheltie, her best puppy friend.

Camryn Chew

Winter Drama Minis Associate Instructor (Sunday)

Camryn Chew

Winter Drama Minis Associate Instructor (Sunday)

Camryn (she/they) is an artist and educator living and working on the unceded lands of the Sc̓əwaθən Məsteyəxw (Tsawwassen), xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her practice is focused on gentle discipline, flexibility, and sustainability. She is a 2020 graduate of Capilano University’s Acting for Stage and Screen program, where she played Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Camryn recently furthered their teaching and artistic practice in Summer 2022 with Bard on the Beach as part of the Riotous Youth internship. Their original play Sometimes I Feel Like I’m Not Even Me has been featured in The Or Festival (Vancouver, BC), Festival Dionysia (Vancouver, BC), the Scripps Onstream Play Festival (San Diego, CA), and JCTC’s New Play Festival (Jersey City, NJ). Camryn is currently participating in the Arts Club’s young playwriting program (LEAP).

Ian Butcher

Winter PreTeen & Teen Lead Instructor

Ian Butcher

Winter PreTeen & Teen Lead Instructor

Ian is a Vancouver-based actor and instructor who has been performing on the Bard stage and teaching Young Shakespearean Workshops and Bard in the Classroom courses for the past 15 years. He’s been leading Carousel classes since 2015. A graduate of Studio 58, Ian has worked extensively throughout Europe and Canada. Select Bard roles: Don Pedro, Oberon, Macduff, Angelo. Other selected theatre: Gross Misconduct (Speakeasy Theatre), Dracula (Chemainus), The Sound of Music (Gateway), Robin Hood (Carousel), Coriolanus (Coriolanus Co-Op). Film/ TV: Billy The Kid, Riverdale, The 100, Super Girl, Arctic Air, Robocop, Supernatural, Stargate Universe, Stargate SG-1.

Rosemary Morrison

Winter PreTeen & Teen Associate Instructor

Rosemary Morrison

Winter PreTeen & Teen Associate Instructor

Rosemary Morrison (she/her) is an emerging theatre artist living and working, on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. Rosemary is currently pursuing a BFA in Theatre Performance at Simon Fraser University. She took her first step into the world of theatre when she joined her school’s improv team in the eighth grade and has since grown into a theatre artist who wears all sorts of hats. From performing to producing, she loves to do it all. She is thrilled to be working with Carousel Theatre for Young People, and can’t wait to share her love for play and performance!

Santana Berryman

Puppet Pro-D Day & Spring Break (Twisted Tales) Lead Instructor

Santana Berryman

Puppet Pro-D Day & Spring Break (Twisted Tales) Lead Instructor

Santana Berryman is a teaching artist and arts administrator from Whitehorse, Yukon, traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. She has worked with youth for over 8 years, in both the rehearsal room and the classroom. A graduate of Capilano University, Santana also holds a TEFL: Performance and Play certification from Educo Italia. She has worked as a teaching artist and facilitator for various companies, including Carousel Theatre for Young People, Bard on The Beach, Gwaandak Theatre, Nakai Theatre, and The Boys and Girls Club of Canada. In her background as an actor and director, Santana’s work and collaborations have been featured in festivals across Canada, including PuSH (Vancouver), Talking Stick Festival (Vancouver), MT Space’s IMPACT Festival (Kitchener), Nakai Theatre’s Homegrown Festival (Whitehorse), Vancouver Fringe and Vines Art Festival (Vancouver). She is passionate about community-building, collaborating, and creating theatre opportunities for youth.

Ashley Chodat

Puppet Pro-D Day Camp Associate Instructor

Ashley Chodat

Puppet Pro-D Day Camp Associate Instructor

Ashley (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. She is particularly interested in devising stories about intergenerational relationships. Ashley has been fortunate to work for companies across Canada like Bard on the Beach, The Cultch, Arts Club, Carousel Theatre for Young People, Theatre SKAM, Kaleidoscope, Arts Umbrella and Young People’s Theatre (Toronto). She holds a diploma in Theatre Performance from Douglas College and is working towards her BFA in Applied Theatre at the University of Victoria. Upcoming: Participant in Rumble Theatre’s Directors Lab, writer of new TYA play June Bug for Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Teo Saefkow

Spring Break Camp (Musical Theatre Magic) Associate Instructor

Teo Saefkow

Spring Break Camp (Musical Theatre Magic) Associate Instructor

Teo Saefkow (He/Him) is an actor, dancer, musician, and songwriter living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh nations (Vancouver). He was most recently at Western Canada Theatre, where he played ‘Rudi Schneider’ in the world premiere of ‘Sleight of Mind’ by Daniela Vlaskalic, and Next, he’ll be travelling north to play ‘Dom’ in The Shoplifters at Theatre Northwest. When he’s not acting, Teo creates and plays music as the solo artist ‘Scalawag.’ Teo is originally from Smithers, British Columbia, and is a graduate of Studio 58.