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Lindsay Duncan

DMA/ACTRA/EQUITY/ADA

Musical Production Director

Lindsay has been an actor/director and dance instructor for over 15 years. Prior to obtaining her theatre degree at Ryerson Theatre School, Lindsay completed her dance degree at Kent State University, and has a theatre diploma from Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts in the UK. Lindsay currently teaches Musical Theatre, Vocal, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Breakdance and has led her students to numerous awards and scholarships throughout the competitive dance circuit. Lindsay also has extensive film, tv and theatre credits which include teen movies Get Over it starring Kirsten Dunst and The Pact starring Megan Mullaly. Lindsay's voice can be heard in various tv and radio commercials, and as characters in the hit teletoon show The Dating Guy. Lindsay works steadily in the print industry and has starred in campaigns for Visa, Perrier, Canadian Tire and Blue Jays in the past year. Lindsay's directing credits include Footlose, Once on this Island, Lion in the Streets and many others.

James Duncan

ACTRA/CAEA/AAEA

Musical Production Director

James has been a professional actor/director for over 10 years. He is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School and has worked at the Stratford Festival of Canada, was nominated for a Dora award and after starring in War Horse in Toronto, Jamie is currently touring with the Tony award winning play where he is the head puppeteer for Joey and Topthorn and also puppets the Goose. Jamie is one of 4 people in canada certified by the Royal National Theatre (London, UK) to teach workshops and classes in puppetry and movement arts. Directing credits include Alice in Wonderland, Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown and Into the Woods.

Krystal White

ACTRA Diploma/MTh-Randolph's Academy for Performing Arts, Toronto

Musical Production Choreographer

Krystal is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, triple threat program with a diploma in Musical Theatre. A teacher, choreographer and performer, Krystal has over 20 years of dance training, and has studied and completed exams under the BATD and RAD syllabus. Krystal's professional credits have taken her all across North America and the Caribbean and have afforded her the privilege to dance with the late Gregory Hines. Krystal continues to take classes in both Toronto and New York to stay current and grow as both a teacher and a performer. Krystal has received numerous awards as a choreographer and teacher for her Tap and Musical Theatre routines. Krystal has been with Studio PAVAS since 2007.

Heidi Lange

Musical Production Music Director

A native of Burlington, Ontario, Heidi has been teaching vocal, piano and musical theatre for over 12 years, having been the director of both musical productions, as well as director of the musical theatre programs at variou schools in Mississauga and Oakville. She recently began teaching voice to students of the George Brown/Ballet Jorgen dance programs at George Brown College. Exposed to a wide variety of music, she has studied violin, piano, voice and music theatre. Heidi studied musical theatre at the University of Windsor and Applied Jazz (Voice) at Mohawk College. Heidi has performed onstage in everything from English-style music hall productions to classic shows such as "Hair" and "Godspell", to critically acclaimed musicals, including "Rent", "Avenue Q" and "The Last Five Years". She also performs as a soloist and band leader in clubs and private functions, recorded and released a CD in 2008, and is working on a follow-up. Having performed in almost all genres of music, Heidi brings a wealth of musical and cultural knowledge to her students, as well a genuine excitement about introducing new songs to them. Heidi looks forward to discovering and developing the gifts and talents of her students.

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