With the workshop of STATIONARY: a recession-era musical just weeks away, we are excited to welcome three new people to our team. With Claire Hesselgrave starring in The Penelopiad at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, and cellist Evan Lamberton back making us cellous (get it?) of Toronto, we welcome some new recruits to the team.
KAYLA DUNBAR – Choreographer, Britta
Kayla Dunbar is a Vancouver actor, choreographer, and teacher. She is a graduate of Studio 58 where she received the 2012 Sidney J. Risk Award and scholarship for outstanding skills in acting. Acting credits include: High Society, Hairspray (Arts Club), Cat In The Hat, The Wizard Of Oz, A Year With Frog And Toad (Carousel), The Crucible, 1984, The Comedy Of Errors, Secret In The Wings (Studio 58), Hello Dolly, West Side Story, 42nd Street (RCMT), Oliver! (Vancouver Playhouse), Grease, Annie (TUTS), Emily (Gateway), and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Blockhead Productions). Kayla was choreographer of the highly acclaimed new musical The Park at Studio 58 in 2010. She also choreographed Delinquent Theatre’s highly acclaimed production of STATIONARY: A Recession Era Musical at the Neanderthal Festival in 2012, and is delighted she gets to choreograph as well as act in the 2013 run at Presentation House. When Kayla is not performing or choreographing, you can find her teaching acting and dance to kids all over the lower Mainland. Watch for her next as Kate Monster in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2013 production of Avenue Q.
ALEX HAUKA – Cellist
Alex Hauka is a classically trained cellist from Vancouver, British Columbia. He has toured the country with playing in orchestras and performs with multiple local artists, including Jasper Sloan Yip, Coldwater Road, and Rio By Night. He makes a living busking on Granville island with his friend and bandmate, Patrick. When asked how excited he was to be a part of the upcoming musical STATIONARY, he replied, “Super Stoked!”. Rest assured, he is.
MOLLY MACKINNON – Violinist
Originally from Nelson, B.C, Molly grew up in a thriving arts community where she had numerous opportunities to develop her love for classical and Celtic music. She had the pleasure of playing in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in 2006 and 2009, and in the latter year won the position of concertmaster and received a NYOC Board of Directors Leadership Award. In 2012, Molly was part of a musical adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, a featured play in Vancouver’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. A recent graduate of UBC, Molly now works as a freelancing violinist and has played with various groups around town, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
We are super excited to work with these wonderful folks!