Shea Heatherington

PreTeen Lead Instructor

Shea Heatherington

PreTeen Lead Instructor

Shea (she/her) leads with compassion and community in all of her directing, producing, administrative and creative work. Shea has had the opportunity to work as a theatre educator for companies like Quest Theatre, Trickster Theatre, Storybook Theatre and Calgary Young People’s Theatre. She was the Artistic Associate at Verb Theatre for three years where she associate directed A More Sparkling Version of Ourselves and co-produced Bliss [the birthday party play] at the High Performance Rodeo. Shea also assistant directed the 2021 remount of Quest Theatre’s Hello Friend. She is passionate about uplifting queer voices, creative collaboration, and workshopping new scripts. As an instructor, Shea dedicated to exploring the power of theatre with young people and is looking forward to this Term!

Marcie Nestman

Pro-D Day Camp Lead Instructor

Marcie Nestman

Pro-D Day Camp Lead Instructor

Marcie Nestman is an actor, playwright, and theatre instructor. After graduating with a Theatre Arts Diploma at MRU in Calgary, Marcie continued her studies at The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC. Marcie has appeared in numerous TV commercials, Film, TV, and theatre productions. Marcie was the assistant director in the production of Dot & Ziggy, and co-wrote and starred in the play On My Walk for CTYP. Theatre credits include Ann in Ruby Slippers Theatre’s production of Communion, Patsy in Carousel Theatre’s The Secret World of Og, and Bobby for 168 performances in the BC children’s tour of The Big League. In addition to teaching at CTYP, Marcie has taught at numerous theatre and writing camps, including the Mount Royal University Summer Camp, CWC Wizards Camp in Korea, the Write It, Read It camp for the Whistler Public Library, and as artist-in-residence in Thailand.

Matheus Severo

Fall Drama Juniors Associate

Matheus Severo

Fall Drama Juniors Associate

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 trod 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.

Rosemary Morrison

PreTeen Associate Instructor

Rosemary Morrison

PreTeen 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!

Jordy Matheson

Drama Juniors Lead Instructor

Jordy Matheson

Drama Juniors Lead Instructor

Jordy is a performer, writer, improviser, and educator. He is a graduate of the Acting program at Douglas College and a UBC graduate with a BA Major in Theatre Studies and a Minor in History. He has had plays presented independently as well as through LEAP and the Pull Festival. With Zee Zee Theatre, he has produced Human Library and Virtual Humanity. He is also an active member of the Vancouver improv community performing with QueerProv, Instant Theatre, Little Mountain Improv, Uncle Janes, and others. He has taught acting for the City of Delta since 2014 and the City of Surrey since 2019. He has a shirt with sloths on it which he likes to wear when making up silly dances.

Katherine Matlashewski

Drama Minis Lead Instructor

Katherine Matlashewski

Drama Minis Lead Instructor

Katherine (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist and a recent 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! Prior to attending Studio 58, Katherine developed a strong foundation in musical theatre. She trained with the Arts Club Senior Musical Theatre Intensive and the Arts Umbrella Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Troupe. Select credits include: Everyone Loves a Mystery, The Rocky Horror Show, Cerulean Blue, Tomorrow Love (Studio 58), East Van Panto: Alice in Wonderland (Theatre Replacement), King Arthur’s Court (Metro Theatre), The Fantasticks (Stage 43), Into The Woods: In Concert (RCMT) and One of A Kind (International Vancouver Children’s Festival). Like Ms. Frizzle, Katherine encourages her students to, “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!”

Ashley Chodat

Pro-D Day Camp Associate Instructor

Ashley Chodat

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. 

Camryn Chew

Drama Minis & PreTeen Drama Associate Instructor

Camryn Chew

Drama Minis & PreTeen Drama Associate Instructor

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. Camryn recently furthered their teaching and artistic practice in Summer 2022 with Bard on the Beach as part of the Riotous Youth internship. Camryn’s past acting credits include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (CapU Theatre), Mercurius in Amphitruo (United Players), and Lady Windermere in Lady Windermere’s Fan (TIC Online). Their 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).

Emily Schoen

PreTeen & Teen Drama Lead Instructor

Emily Schoen

PreTeen & Teen Drama Lead Instructor

Emily is a Vancouver-based emerging actor, playwright, and improviser. Originally from Alberta, Emily holds a BFA in Drama Performance from the University of Lethbridge where she graduated with Great Distinction. Emily has been working as a drama instructor for over 8 years and she has been with Carousel Theatre since 2019. In addition, she has worked at Pumphouse Theatre, Storybook Theatre, Trickster Theatre, and Body Image Education Theatre. Emily has been an active member of the improv community in Calgary (The Kinkonauts) and Vancouver (Blind Tiger Comedy and Tightrope Theatre). Theatre credits include Helen (Sage Theatre), Under My Skin (Body Image Education Theatre), and All That’s Left (Sage Theatre). Film credits include The Good Doctor (ABC), Yellowjackets (Showtime) and The Flash (The CW).

Laura Jaszcz

Drama Minis Lead Instructor

Laura Jaszcz

Drama Minis Lead Instructor

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, AlcatrazSupernaturalReaperSecrets of Comfort Housethe 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.