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Dixie Seatle

Dixie Seatle

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.

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Gord Sheard

Gord Sheard

Head of Composition, Music

Gord Sheard has enjoyed a many-faceted career as a professional musician for over three decades.

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Maureen Spillane

Maureen Spillane

Part-time Faculty, Music Business

With more than a decade of experience in bringing results-based strategy to the table for world-class record labels and artists, Maureen Spillane is a marketer and freelance label and project manager working in Toronto, Ontario.

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Graham Stairs

Graham Stairs

Part-time Faculty, Music Business

Graham Stairs is president of Popguru Sound & Vision, the Shadow Cabinet Music Group and the Confidence Emperors.

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Sarah Kim Turnbull

Sarah Kim Turnbull

Part-time Faculty, Music Business

Sarah Kim Turnbull is an artist, arts manager and promoter. She is the artistic director of the Markham Jazz Festival and executive director of Euphonia, Toronto’s indie classical orchestra.

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Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo

Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo

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.

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Waleed Abdulhamid

Waleed Abdulhamid

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and film-maker, Waleed Abdulhamid, has been an active member of the Toronto music scene, since his arrival in Canada in 1992.

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Brian Ainsworth

Brian Ainsworth

Brian Ainsworth’s dynamic career in media has spanned over 35 years as a producer of television, comedy, music, film, stage, Internet, and multimedia presentations. 

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Colleen Allen

Colleen Allen

Alberta born sax player and multi-instrumentalist, Colleen Allen first launched her musical career in Toronto. Colleen Allen is known as much for her charismatic stage presence as she is for her collaborative spirit.

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Nina Lee Aquino

Nina Lee Aquino

Nina Lee Aquino is a director and dramaturge. She was the former Artistic Director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company and Cahoots Theatre Company and the current Co-Artistic Director of the Factory Theatre.

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Mike Ardagh

Mike Ardagh

Active as a freelance drummer, producer and engineer in Toronto, Mike Ardagh is equally comfortable on-stage or in-studio and prides himself on his ability to craft sounds and inspire great performances from his fellow musicians.

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Ethan Ardelli

Ethan Ardelli

Ethan Ardelli is a freelancing musician in Toronto's vibrant music scene. Ethan graduated from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music Jazz Program in 2006.

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