Faculty

Instructor Fred Ewanuick

Fred Ewanuick

Best known for his role as Hank Yarbo on the long-running series Corner Gas and Corner Gas: Animated, Fred is one of Canada’s leading talents. Fred starred as Dan in his own show, Dan for Mayor, and had memorable roles in the series Robson Arms and Dark Angel. Fred has lent his voice to other popular cartoons like Beat Bugs and Dinotrux. Fred is currently recurring in the new series Family Law.

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Instructor Toby Marks

Toby Marks

Toby has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, Magna cum Laude from Syracuse University in New York.  She then trained at Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London and went onto Los Angeles, where she lived and worked as a film/TV actor and coach for almost a decade. Recently, she finished shooting a principal character on the FX show “A Teacher” airing this fall.  You can also see Toby as a series regular on the series “Hipsterverse.”

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Instructors Devyn Dalton

Devyn Dalton

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.

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Instructor Tasya Teles

Tasya Teles

Recently completing several years as 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. 

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Pamela Jones Instructor at Story Institute

Pamela Jones

With degrees in theatre (UBC) and broadcasting (BCIT), Pam has worked at several major market radio stations. She has voiced thousands of local and international spots and wrote and voiced the Knowledge Network’s pledge campaigns. Pam has voiced for SlugterraMolly of Denali and appeared in indie films, and commercials. She is an award-winning screenwriter and a voice casting director for ESL clients and for Walla groups at Pinewood Sound.

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Instructor Sidney Quesnelle

Sidney Quesnelle

Sidney has been actively involved with the Canadian Improv Games as a coach and judge and is an amazing addition to Story Institute. Improv has given her the opportunity to compete and perform on the global stage in Tennessee, Beijing, and Shanghai.  Sidney attended the University of Victoria where she studied fine arts.

Instructor: Improv 

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Instructors Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow
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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.

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Aura McKay

 An enthusiastic, get right to the heart of the matter coach, helping actors figure out how to make more money, work smarter, and create the lifestyle and impact they want.

Aura loves working with passionate, creative actors who are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, pr plateaued trying to build their thriving and rewarding business.

Valerie Duthill

Valerie is most passionate about helping people connect to their true nature and feel empowered. As a qualified voice coach, she has worked with actors, corporations, yoga instructors, and entrepreneurs, guiding them to finding their authentic voice and drive. She has achieved a Bachelor of Performing Arts and a Post Graduate Certificate in Voice Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia. As an actor, Valerie has performed in an array of stage plays, independent films, and was seen recently on the hit television series The Good Doctor.

 

Leslie Murphy

Leslie is an actor and writer based in Vancouver and Los Angeles. She received her degree in Theater Dance and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley, and her acting credits include roles in several films and television series for CBS, TNT, ABC and Showtime. Her pilot scripts have also placed at the Austin Film Festival, Diverse Voices and Shore Scripts screenwriting competitions. Leslie writes, directs and produces her own work as well, and loves working with actors to learn how to do the same!

 

Instructors Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

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.

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Natasha McKay

Natasha is an actor, writer, and producer with a diploma in theatre acting in addition to a diploma in film acting. She has trained with some of the most renowned coaches in Calgary and Vancouver, and continues to train extensively herself. She has a strong team player mindset and strives to give others tools and experiences needed to create an atmosphere of fun, professionalism, connection, and positivity.

 

• All instructors have completed the Safe Sets International COVID-19 Certificate