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:
Class of 2019
Raised in the small town of Mount Brydges, Ontario, I grew up in a theatre-loving family. For many years I was involved with Fridge Door Live Theatre Camp, a children's theatre camp owned by my father, the award-winning playwright, Len Cuthbert. Having grown up learning the piano and singing, I quickly was drawn to musical theatre when I got to high school. By the time I had performed in my third production with the Grand Theatre's High School Project, I knew that the stage was what I wanted to dedicate my life to.
A few years ago, I also found a love for writing scripts, music and lyrics. I first began by composing the music for the original musicals, Short of 30 and Grace Mission with my dad. Then in November of 2018, I wrote and produced a workshop for my first solo-written musical, Runaway.
In April of 2019, I completed my three years in the Music Theatre Performance program at St. Clair College in Windsor. Today, I am constantly writing (by myself and with collaborators), as well as finding work in the performing business.
Class of 2018
Emma has been busy since graduating in the spring of 2018, working on two world premieres with fellow students – Let the Music Come Alive in the summer of 2018, prior to returning to Windsor in the fall of that year for Raise the Stakes at the Olde Walkerville Theatre. She starred as Scaramouche in the Starvox Production of We Will Rock You which played to sold-out houses at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, and Brie in Dormistory for Call It a Day Productions. She is represented by Talent House in Toronto.
Class of 2017
Malinda has been working across Canada since graduating from St. Clair in May of 2017, happily doing what she loves. Prior to being part of the Toronto company for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Mirvish Productions, she travelled to Montreal where she played The Sea Witch in The Little Mermaid, before going on to Calgary for two R and B shows, All Shook Up and Soul Sistahs at The Mayfield Theatre. Other post-grad credits include the Lower Ossington Theatre production of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Malinda is represented by Talent House in Toronto.
Class of 2016
Originally from New Brunswick, Taylor came to St. Clair College in 2013, graduating class of 2016, and has since toured across both Canada and the US with theatrical productions. He has also had the great fortune of portraying various leading roles in Toronto and surrounding cities. When not on stage, he is also directing, producing, and creating new musical works through his company RTS co. His latest project, Raise the Stakes, saw it's first full production in 2018 to outstanding critical acclaim, premiering at the Old Walkerville Theatre here in Windsor.
Moulan Bourke is an actor, singer, gifted mover, and teacher based in Toronto, Ontario. Moulan has performed across Canada, United States, United Arab Emirates, Jamaica, and Turks and Caicos. Selected credits include Lead Vocalist at Rotary International (Scotiabank Arena); Martha in Heathers (Hart House); Trinity Tiller in the Canadian Premiere of Little Miss County Fair (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Sarah in the Canadian Premiere of Something for the Buoys (Eli Pasic); Aquata in The Little Mermaid at Randolph; Voila! Series at Beaches Turks and Caicos & Sandals Southcoast Jamaica; Florinda in Into the Woods (HartHouse); Laurey in Oklahoma! (St. Clair College). Moulan is currently represented by The Talent House. You can find Moulan swingin' and singing with her all-female jazz trio: The Wild Blueberries.
Check out her website: www.moulanbourke.com for more information regarding upcoming events and booking information.
Class of 2014
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!
Class of 2013
Hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Paige majored in Painting & Drawing at OCAD University in Toronto before receiving a diploma in Music Theatre Performance from St. Clair College in Windsor. After graduation, she moved to Vancouver to receive a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree from Capilano University. She has also studied Wedding Photography at George Brown College in Toronto.
As part of the 2014 International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver, she served as the Artistic Director of Design & Visuals, as well as an actor, singer and dancer for the original show "A Presence of Monster".
Now based in Toronto, she works in film & television and has been involved with projects for both TIFF and The Canadian Film Festival. Television credits include season 2 of YTV's Emmy nominated, half scripted/half improvised comedy "Undercover High", "Hollywood Homicide" on OWN, "Carter" starring Jerry O'Connell on Bravo and "What We Do in the Shadows" on FX.
Paige has trained with Bruce Clayton (Pro Actors Lab), James Price (The Acting Studio New York) and Ben Ratner (Haven Studio) among others, and is certified with the Academy of Dramatic Combat in single sword and sword & dagger.
Paige spent October 2016-July 2017 traveling across Ontario starring as Marilyn Monroe in the original one-woman show Misfit. The production has appeared in Toronto's Gay Play Day, at the Grand Theatre in London as part of the London One Act Festival and most recently in Hamilton Fringe. The show's been described as a "meaty offering" and though it is "a small but mighty production. It's one not to miss."
In her first turn as both producer and executive producer, Paige spent 2018 adapting Misfit from stage to screen with the help of some very talented folks (see IMDb). With a screenplay written entirely by Marilyn herself, Misfit M. will hit the festival circuit in late 2019.
Having founded Lockeport Productions in Spring 2019, Paige's second endeavour as a producer, the short 8+ Weeks, is now completed with a scheduled 2019 release. To stay up-to-date on all things film-related visit www.lockeportproductions.com.
Between acting projects, she works as a commissioned artist specializing in portraits and as a photographer.
She has traveled across Canada as a wedding & engagement photographer, photographed plates at Ivan Reitman's Montecito Restaurant in Toronto and has worked steadily as a headshot photographer for fellow actors over the past 5 years.
As an artist, she has painted/drawn people's dogs, families, babies and loved ones.
All that aside, her primary passion is with film as an actor and producer. "I'm very, very excited to see what the future holds."
Class of 2012
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.
Class of 2011
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.
Class of 2010
Courtney Deelen is an award winning director, actor and producer who’s most recent short film,“The Last of Ian Campbell” premiered at the Oscars and BAFTA qualifying 2020 LA Shorts International Film Festival. It took home three top awards at LA’s Best Shorts Competition, and was acquired by CBC for distribution.
Courtney is a proud member of both ACTRA Toronto and the CMPA, who’s on-screen credits include: Good Witch, Suits, Murdoch Mysteries, Becoming Burlesque, Blink Twice, Reign and 12 Monkeys.
She had the pleasure of co-producing the CFC’s Actors Conservatory Showcase in 2018, completing 7 short films in less than 2 months. She is a faculty member of St. Clair College’s Music Theatre Performance program, a grant recipient of the Ontario Arts Council, and a finalist of both the Cayle Chernin Awards ( 2018 / 2021 ) and the 2019 TAWC short film creation lab.
Courtney is currently developing two feature films and a web-series through her production company DEELEN with TROUBLE, Inc. and her micro documentary anthology series HERstory is set to launch on- line in 2022.
Director Demo: https://vimeo.com/341287798
Personal Website: www.courtneydeelen.com
DwT Website: www.deelenwithtrouble.com
Class of 2009
Brady is honoured to be leading an exciting career path for which St Clair College has been very instrumental. Recent credits: Mowgli in The Jungle Book (Chinese 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
Class of 2008
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