Head of Voice, Music
Since moving to Toronto from Sault Ste. Marie in 1984, jazz vocalist Lisa Martinelli has been an active singer and educator. She is a freelance artist in the Toronto area where she leads her own jazz quintet.
Full-time Faculty, Theatre Performance
Sharon B. Moore creates as a choreographer, director, and movement coach for dance, film, theatre, and circus. She is an award-winning creator and performer working for companies around the world.
Full-time Faculty, Music
Andrew completed his undergraduate degree in Jazz Drums and Music Technology in 2006 and continued his studies at McGill University obtaining his Masters of Music in Sound Recording in 2008.
Full-Time Faculty, Music
Born and raised in Ottawa, saxophonist Dave Neill moved to Toronto in 1995 to pursue a jazz performance degree from the University of Toronto, where he studied with Alex Dean and Mike Murley.
Head of Brass, Music
One of the Toronto jazz scene’s most exciting trumpet players, Brian O’Kane holds a master's degree in jazz performance from the University of Toronto.
Head of Woodwinds, Music
Mark is known as a versatile saxophonist, woodwind doubler, arranger, composer, conductor and clinician. He is the head of the woodwind department at Humber College in Toronto.
Head of Guitar, Music
Ted is the Head of the Guitar Department at Humber College and is regarded as one of the most versatile guitar players in Canada. His skills are highly in demand as a jazz player, session musician, writer and educator.
Full-time Faculty, Theatre Production
Ray Salverda has worked in theatre and live entertainment for over 35 years, primarily as a production manager, technical director and project manager.
Full-time Faculty, Acting for Film & Television
Dixie Seatle trained at Dawson College and graduated from the National Theatre School in Montreal. She was a guest artist at Earl Haig School for the Arts, and the Shakespeare in the Schools program.
Head of Composition, Music
Gord Sheard has enjoyed a many-faceted career as a professional musician for over three decades.
Full-Time Faculty, Creative Writing
Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna and, most recently, The Naturalist. Stories from her short fiction collection, Any Given Power, won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award.
Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo has over 15 years of professional creative work under his belt, including four full length productions, two touring shows, over 15 commissions, and over 50 corporate collaborations across 21 dance genres.