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TEACHERS


    
Heather MacMillan






Amanda Bulger is an avid lover of drama and was involved in numerous drama productions throughout Jr. High and High School.  Amanda is an elementary school teacher who teaches grade 2 French Immersion.  She has a bachelor of Education from University of Alberta with a minor in French.  With an enjoyment of teaching kids and drama Amanda is loving her time teaching the wonderful students involved at Cornerstone.



Tori Grebinski







Jonathan Epp 
 has lived in Red Deer for the majority of his life and has just finish ed his Masters in Counseling and has worked with youth in multiple areas of life. Jonathan was a Middle School Youth Pastor at Living Stones Church for six years and enjoys teaching and working with young people in a variety of settings. Jonathan has taught Fundatmentals of Drama for Cornerstone and is slated to be on the Winter 2017 Artistic Team.
 

 
 
Nancy Acevedo

My name is Nancy Acevedo I have a huge passion for teaching. I used to volunteer at my local church as a catechism teacher while I was in high school. I taught kinder garden for two years and grade three for one year. This experience helped me decide what my passion was. I wanted to be a teacher!  I am currently attending Red Deer College in the Education program. I am majoring in English and minoring in Drama this is my second year in my program.  I enjoy all my experiences so far and can’t wait to graduate from my program and begin to teach in schools.


Ashley Miller comes from an extensive background of education and experience in both music performance and music therapy. She earned a Certificate in Music Therapy from Acadia University, a Master's Degree in Music from The University of New Mexico and a Bachelor's Degree from The University of Montana. Her music therapy practice, Prairie Music Therapy, is located in Red Deer, and serves all of Central Alberta. She provides her clients with a comforting environment to promote self-expression and nurture development.
As well as teaching clarinet and voice, Ashley is also involved with Tree House Youth Theatre and Cornerstone Youth Theatre, providing music direction, and is the festival director for the Red Deer Festival of The Performing Arts.  Her principle teachers include Joyce Howdle, Dr. Maxine Ramey and Keith Lemmons and Dr. Stan Fisher.



Katharine McKee  has been involved with Cornerstone Youth Theatre in Red Deer since the beginning of 2011.  She began working in the Prop department with her first show, and has been working and perfecting her craft there ever since.  She has led the team that has created Cornertone props for over 14 shows.  Originally from California, Katharine was involved in Youth Theater in Santa Barbara, but was always in the orchestra playing the cello.  Now she volunteers as the Cornerstone Props Production Team leader and she also works as the staff Cornerstone Facilities Liason.  


Laurette Woodward has been immersed in music her whole life. Playing piano and accompanying singers and choirs as a teen was one of her earliest opportunities. As an adult, Laurette has music directed multiple theatrical productions including The Sound of Music, The Ark, Annie, Rapunzel, Wild West: a Night at the Museum, Tom Sawyer and most recently, Beauty and the Beast. She also regularly accompanies a school choir, and at church, and she sings in small groups occasionally for fun. Laurette loves working with children and youth to build their confidence with their own musical skills. Laurette has a BA in Communications and is a freelance writer / communications consultant. Laurette has two children, both of which are involved in Cornerstone Youth Theatre.

Lynne Martin is a mother of 5 children and currently resides in  Red Deer Alberta. She was born and raised in England and moved over to Canada on her own 31 years ago and worked as a nanny for two years., before getting her landed immigrant status.   During her time in Canada  she has had significant musical training and experiences. She has been taking voice training for more than 30 years. She sang in a professional duo that travelled around Western Canada. She has also taught choir in a few elementary schools, lead praise and worship at church, and taught  Sunday  School / run summer and Christmas musical programs at church. Lynne has explored a variety of singing techniques during her training with various instructors. She has achieved a level 1 and II Estill Voice training and is currently working with an Estill vocal coach in Spain and a mentor in New York (over the internet!). Last year she participated in an Easter Production called The Towering Cross, and is currently involved in another musical production that is raising funds for the Pregnancy Care Centre in Red Deer.   She also teaches singing lessons, and loves working with kids!


Victoria McGill began dancing at the age of 4 at DancEast in Moncton, NB where she was exposed to ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern and tap. After 10 years of recreational dance she began studying her passion more seriously at the Academy of Classical Ballet where she  studied the vaganova discipline of ballet under such ballet masters as Sergie Petrosyan, and Igor Dobrovolskiy as well as other prominent members of the maritime arts community.   At age 15 Victoria began learning how to teach by working with the faculty of the Academy as a teaching assistant and demonstrator. In 2005 Victoria was head of the dance department at Camp Manitou in Perry Sound, Ontario where she taught and supervised classes while directing and organizing several performances with other departments throughout the summer. From 2006-2008 Victoria taught ballet and choreography at the Academie de Danse Dieppe in Dieppe, NB and then went on to teach for outreach programs bringing arts to children in the Halifax area until 2010.    Victoria has taught dance with Cornerstone Youth Theatre since spring 2015 teaching core dance and emotions in motion.
 

Stephanie Orr has worked in many capacities with Cornerstone Youth Theatre affiliates since 1998 in Spokane, Washingtor.  A co-founder and business manager of Christian Youth Theatre - North Idaho in 2007, she taught classes and directed two fully staged productions (Jungle Book and Tom Sawyer) before joining the staff of Cornerstone here in Central Alberta in 2011.  She has taught a variety of classes for Cornerstone...Drama, Voice, Musical Theater, Accents & Dialects, and other specialty classes, as well as directing many main stage musical productions (Jungle Book, Annie, Robin Hood, Narnia, Grimm, Wild West, Tom Sawyer, and most recently Honk!)  She is excited to be a part of a theater arts training organization in her home area of Central Alberta. Little known fact (until today) studied ballroom dance back in the 80's and won a local dance competition doing the "Charlston".... there will be no encore performance of THAT .




 
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