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Coaches

Experienced coaches understand what it takes to teach young people!

Our experienced coaches understand the special requirements of our potential actors and the challenges they face.  Our mandate is to work diligently with each and every student to maximize their potential.

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Matthew Sauvé

Matthew Sauvé is an international multi-award winning “Best Lead Actor” from Toronto, Canada. He’s appeared in over forty film and television productions. Matthew has won 28 “Best Lead Actor” awards all over the world, such as Los Angeles, New York City, London England, Spain, Italy, Amsterdam, India, and South America to name a few. His most recent win was at the West Europe International Film Festival, nominated in the same category as Hollywood veteran Vincent D’Onfrio. He is the proud father of a 16 year old daughter.

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Samantha Ballard

Samantha Ballard is a graduate of New York’s Circle In The Square Professional Musical Theatre School with a Bachelor of Musical Arts (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario. Samantha can be seen in T. V film print and many international commercials. However, her heart lies in theatre and teaching. Notable Theatre Credits include Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary), Waiting For Lefty (stenographer), Into The Woods (Cinderella) and Oklahoma (Laurie) to name a few. Mostly recently seen as Eva Peron in the sold-out Run of Evita.

Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen is currently working in Toronto’s commercial, television, and film scene on both sides of the camera. She is a production assistant, set dresser/dec, session runner, reader, casting assistant and researcher as well as an actor/improviser. Formally trained in theatre and dance, she has been educating, choreographing, and performing within the youth arts realm professionally in both NL and ON.

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Danielle Watling

Danielle Watling is an actress who has performed with the Education Company at Second City in Toronto. Shows: Meme, Myselfie and I, Stop Punching Judy, Zombie Boot Camp. She has worked extensively in television; her credits include Best Christmas Party Ever, Mistletoe Over Manhattan, True Dating Stories, Breakout. You can also see Danielle in numerous national television commercials. She has worked closely as a Casting Associate and assistant for various Toronto Casting Directors for nearly 10 years now.

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Tracy Hamilton

Tracy Hamilton is a stand up comedian, improviser,and a contributing writer for CBC Comedy. She is a graduate of McMaster University’s Theatre & Film Studies program and has been acting and performing for over 15 years. Tracy is a rising star in the Canadian comedy scene performing in the SheDot Festival and the United Comedy Festival.

Skye Regan

Skye is a multidisciplinary performer, writer, and producer trained by the Second City, and is a graduate of Harvard University with a Bachelor’s (cum laude) in psychology. She leads the local non-profit Harvardwood chapter and created Roaming Writers. She has enjoyed several on-camera roles in film and television and has performed in countless live performances at Second City, Comedy Bar, and Theatre Ste. Catherine. To date, her most rewarding performances have been as an ensemble cast member with Comics 4 Kids, which performs for patients and their families at Sick Kids hospital.

Ryan Sheedy

Ryan is an actor, improviser, and instructor based out of Toronto from Calgary, Alberta. In addition to teaching improv at The Second City Training Center and being an alumni of The Second City House Company, Ryan is a founding member and Musical Director of hip-hop comedy crew NOTORIOUS, and has been featured in Bad Dog Theatre Company’s Season 3 Featured Players & Globehead, Big City Improv Festival, Improvaganza (Rapid Fire Theatre), and every sleepy hour of The Kinkonauts’ 26-Hour Improv Marathon.