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.
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.”
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 recently completed 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.
Instructor: Voice Over
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.
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 and has numerous productions on air and in development. Michael’s most notable role is likely the iconic 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.
Instructor: Audition Masterclass
Joanna is an actor/writer and producer. Along with completing the Douglas College Theatre program, she also attended the BFA Acting program at UBC. She has trained and performed with some of the top actors in Vancouver. Her diverse training and continued studies in film, television, and voice-over make her an asset to the team.
Joanna strongly believes that no dream is too big, and she is excited to help the students of Story Institute reach theirs!
Instructor: Youth Programming
An international talent, she has performed voice over for radio, film/TV/web, and has appeared in principal roles in various TV shows, films, and commercials airing in Canada, the USA and the UK.
Requell’s commitment to her own ongoing evolution as an actor make her an incredible asset to the school and students of Story Institute. Look for Requell as a Guest Star in the upcoming series, Hipsterverse.
Instructor: Online Courses
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 Classes
Micaele started out at the prestigious Circle in The Square Theatre School in New York City.
Micaele works Professionally on stage and screen, and her diversity in classical training and experience with modern film and television techniques have given her an incredible foundation for her craft and we’re thrilled she is sharing it with others.
• All instructors have completed the Safe Sets International COVID-19 Certificate