Currently playing Nat on the hit comedy, Jonesy, and recently sas Echo on the CW series, The 100, Tasya has fast become a performer with lots of eyes on her career, Known for her extensive training and ability to make the difficult seem effortless, this creative powerhouse is now expanding her creative energies to writing and producing as well. Her training in Los Angeles and Vancouver has been diverse and consistent.
Devyn is an accomplished actor, stunt performer, and voice-over artist. She’s worked closely with Steven Spielberg on The BFG, with Andy Sirkis on The Planet of the Apes, and performed roles on the animated series My Little Pony and Beyblade Burst. Some of Devyn’s more noteable credits include Godzilla, Once Upon a Time, Skyskraper, Supernatural, Arrow, Leminy Snickets: A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Predator, and X-Files, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Mabel Clements studied a 3 year BA (Acting) at the world renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has since worked with some of London and New York’s top theatres including The Young Vic, The Old Vic, London’s West End and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Mabel’s voiceover career began with the Harry Potter films as a child, and has included Skyfall, Bohemian Rhapsody and Beauty and the Beast to name a few. Mabel has taught acting and voice for over a decade and is excited to be joining Story Institute.
Peter is committed to making his own work happen, by writing and performing in independent films, including co-producing some of those old cabaret sketches and popping them online twenty years after the fact.
James got his start as a Producer, learning the key elements of lighting, camera, and editing before immersing himself into the acting side of the industry. His credits include both stage and camera work and this diverse storyteller is well versed on what is needed from both sides of the camera.
Joel is one of Vancouver’s most respected and recognized independent filmmakers. His projects have received critical praise and his support and connection to our local film community is unparalleled. This accomplished director and instructor is a wonderful member of our team.
An award winning writer/actor/producer, Michael has performed professionally on television, film, stage, video games, radio, and cartoons. He is the founder of Rebel West Pictures. Michael’s played the dwarf, Happy, on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Michael has also performed roles on X-Men: Evolution, Hello Kitty, DBZ, Inuyasha, Hamtaro, Supernatural, Smallville, Stargate, and many other popular shows.
Siobhan was first seen on the CBC’s internationally acclaimed series, ‘Heartland’, followed by a recurring role on The Cartoon Network’s live-action series, ‘Level Up’. She has performed leading roles on numerous films and series, notably John Cassar’s ‘Forsaken’ with Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, and Demi Moore, and AMC’s acclaimed series ‘Hell on Wheels. Siobhan has recently played lead and regular roles on ‘Scared lies’, ‘The Deadly Class’, ‘ Billy the Kid’, and the exciting new video game ‘The Quarry’.
William has also appeared in over 80 theatrical productions. He has played the title roles in “MacBeth” and “Coriolanus”, King Henry in “The Lion in Winter”, as well as Petruchio in “Taming of the Shrew”, Enobarbus in “Antony and Cleopatra”, Ned Weeks in “The Normal Heart”, John in “Oleanna”, Aston in “The Caretaker”, Starbuck in “The Rainmaker” and Johnny in “Frankie and Johnny in the Claire De Lune”, to name a few.
Writer/Director/Editor Rusty Nixon is an accomplished filmmaker who wrote and directed both Death Rumble and A.M.I. and has worked on both mainstream productions and independent films. His diverse resume and extensive skills in mutliple facets of storytelling are a tremendous resource for the students who train here at Story Institute.
James Douglas is an actor, writer and producer, known for The Doctor’s Case (2018), Wicked Ways TV (2021) and Wilds to Riches (2013). James originally received acting training at the University of Victoria and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. James was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Victoria, and in 2004 completed one year of graduate coursework at the university’s Theatre department.
Best known for his performance as Sherlock Holmes in the movie The Doctor’s Case based on a Stephen King story, JP is an accomplished performer with incredible experience on stage and on camera. JP’s ability to write, produce, and perform his own professional shows offers invaluable experience and knowledge to our students.
This talented performer graduated from Story institute’s Professional Actor diploma program and she now leads our youth programs in Prince George.
This amazing artist specializes in teaching the standard US Dialect that is required for nearly every production in Vancouver. Her workshops are incredibly popular and we are honoured to include her on our team of creative instructors.
Kirby Morrow trained in theatre at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout his career, he also trained in Vancouver, Paris, Dublin, Toronto and Los Angeles. Reaching a successful stature in both on camera and animation voice-overs, he was a highly sought-after guest at animation, science fiction and Comicon conventions around the world.