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our team of

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Are you wanting more opportunities in your chosen artistic endeavour?

 

The academy can help!

 

We have a highly skilled team of working professionals as your instructors that will work with you to enhance, refine and build on your strengths and skillset with tried and true tools and techniques of the trade.

 

This will aid your struggles and disappointments and greatly enhance your confidence and open many more doors to your future in the performance industry, everywhere!

 

Our artists have shown tremendous success after training in our professional programs.

Having learned the skills and acquired the tools of being prepared for auditions now they can proceed by presenting themselves as the equipped and artists they are meant to be.

Here are the members of our Triple Threat team:

CONNIE ROTELLA

Program Director, Artistic Director, Producer, Choreographer & Amazon Bestselling Author

Hi, my name is Connie Rotella, I'm an artist just like many of you. 

I'm a passionate creator, and I'm dedicated to being of service to up-and-coming artists. I've created this intensive Three-Step Program to give you the tools you'll need for the industry and how to apply them. This 10-week intensive Program encourages your growth as an artist and offers new experiences so that you can pursue your career and dreams with confidence. 

I'll help you commit to your goals in all styles of dance and give you the professional training in musical, vocal and acting fields. There are specific strategies that we'll explore together so you have the right material to showcase your talent and become more visible to professionals and agents in the entertainment industry.

If you are an Actor, Singer, Dancer, Songwriter or an Artist with curiosity and a desire for more, this is the perfect Program for you. 

Let's design your portfolio together so you can prepare for upcoming auditions with confidence.  This Program gives you the opportunity to put your best foot forward and build your career in a positive and comprehensive way. We are waiting and excited to help you develop your skill set and amplify your talent.  

Connie leads and directs this Program and guides you to ensure you're becoming the person you're destined to be by the end of this journey. She will also act on your behalf as the liaison between talent and casting agencies as well as show producers in order to showcase your updated portfolio of abilities.

Connie Rotella

Founder of The Triple Threat Academy

Learn more about Connie at:

Emilie Josset

SINGING VOICE PROGRAM

Telling stories is Emilie Josset’s real passion. Should it be through the heart of the actress or the voice of the singer.

Trained in acting, singing and dancing since her early childhood in France she moved to Canada 20 years ago to fulfill her dreams to become a triple threat. She is constantly thriving on new challenges to gain expertise on her crafts, not only to evolve as an artist herself but to be more geared to help the new generation of performers grow.

Credits include musicals and plays like “ Chicago”, “Cabaret”, “Singing in the Rain”, “Nine”, “Sweet Charity”, “ Fiddler on the Roof”,  “Masterclass”, “ Les Fourberies de Scapin”, “La femme du Roi”, “Backstage” and more recently “ Footloose”.

Emilie acted and directed a few Kino short films here in Montreal. You can also hear her voice in french dubbed movies like Moana, Cars 3, Beauty and the Beast to name a few.

Her goal is to provide a safe environment where you can put yourself in danger artistically and where she can help you become the best story teller you can be when you sing.

ANIK MATERN

ACTING

Anik Matern’s acting goals are to supercharge all participants toward new possibilities! 

With over 30 years of experience in the acting industry and also as founder/artistic director of Montreal’s former award winning training ground, Dynamic Theater Factory, Anik continues to pursue her great passion; to inspire artists towards their full ‘acting into being’ potential, no matter their age or experience level.

An actor herself, always in the ‘risk taking arena’, Anik wants to guide you to discover or strengthen your inner voice and creative instincts through improvisation, audition technique, monologue and character work. She will guide you as to when to be humble yet bold in your presence and performance choices, using the ever synergistic body, mind and spirit connection.

Her desire has always been to nourish an actor’s unique talents and creative impulses, and through her ever-evolving methodologies, Anik will encourage you to find and confidently bring to light your inner story telling warrior.  

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CHRIS BARILLARO

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Chris Barillaro is a Montreal-based music director, pianist, orchestrator, actor, singer, magician, and graduate of Dawson College’s Professional Theatre Program and of McGill University (B.A. in music and theatre).

 

Over the past twelve years, Chris has had the honour of helping to develop many new musicals—in both of Canada’s official languages—as an MD/orchestrator, including: In Real Life; Sisters: The Belles Soeurs Musical; Demain matin, Montréal m’attend; Last Night at the Gayety; Schwartz's: The Musical; Senza Luce; Belles-Soeurs: Théâtre Musical; and You Are Here.

 

He’s also had the pleasure of performing at many beautiful theatres across the country, including: Place des Arts, NAC, Confederation Centre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Globe Theatre, Centaur Theatre, and the Segal Centre.  Selected music credits include: L’homme de la Mancha; Anne of Green of Green Gables; Beauty and the Beast; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Dogfight; Senza Luce (Assoc. MD); The Last 5 Years; Forever Plaid; and the Canadian premieres of Rooms: A Rock Romance and of Altar Boyz. Selected acting credits include: Funny Girl (Segal Theatre), Forever Plaid (Segal Theatre/Copa), Songs For A New World (Players' Theatre); The Play's the Thing (Segal Theatre); Schwartz's: The Musical (Centaur); Souvenir (CETM & IYFE); Altar Boyz (CETM); The Jazz Singer (DWYT) and SyFy's Being Human.  In 2018, Chris received a Félix at the Gala ADISQ in the category of “Spectacle: Interprète” for Demain matin, Montréal m’attend and in 2019, Chris received a Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding music direction for Kiss of the Spider Woman. 

PHILIPPE BOVET

DIRECTOR & ACTOR

Philippe Bovet is a bilingual actor, director and all around storyteller born in Montreal, Philippe started his artistic training in an intensive theater program at the age of 12 in a school dedicated to fine arts F.A.C.E. He then went on to study acting at the Carter Thor Acting Studios in Montreal, after attending as student Philippe was asked to become a coach in the studio himself, after working as an acting coach both privately for plays, movies and with different acting studios. He has since gone on to co-found A Class Act Intensive a program dedicated to help dancers around the world become better storytellers using every element of the performing arts. As an actor he has worked on numerous productions from Hollywood blockbusters like X-Men and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan to award wining independent short film and TV shows. His work as a director includes award wining short and medium length films and documentaries, he has also worked on multiple commercial projects with well established brands such as lululemon, McDonalds, Converse and many more. He is also a published photographer and an accomplished painter.

I want to push each participant to become better then the norm, I want help each one of them to become their own driving force or creation, through character development I want them to experience the possibilities of letting the character do the work for them, then I want them to dig deep into different scenes and monologues so they can master an artistic comprehension of stories, because once you know what story you're telling and what character you need to tell it, we can't keep our eyes off you!

Learn more about Philippe at:

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DANCE PROGRAM

Kelly Fletcher has been working in the performing arts industry for over 18 years.

Her career began as a Swing and Dance Captain for the US National tour and Broadway production of “Mamma Mia!”.

She continued her career both on stage and as a creative in many productions throughout North America.

Kelly has led dance and movement auditions for Broadway, Toronto’s Mirvish productions, The Stratford festival, US National tours and Disney Resorts Creative Entertainment.

Kelly is most recently working as the Associate Director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s “We Will Rock You”.

Choreography credits include: Choreographer for Montreal’s Just for Laughs Jane Krakowski and Laverne Cox Galas, Assistant Choreographer for the US National tour of “We Will Rock You”, the Stratford Festival's "Kiss me Kate" and "Evita", and for Ross Petty's Production of “Peter Pan”.

Dance Captain credits include: “Mamma Mia!” (Broadway, U.S National Tour, Toronto); “We Will Rock You” (Mirvish); “Boys in the Photograph” (Mirvish and MTC).

Kelly has also been seen as Val in “A Chorus Line” with Stage West Mississauga.

Film/TV:2007's “Hairspray”, in the role of Corny Council member LuAnne, starring John Travolta, Queen Latifah and Michelle Pfeiffer and the TV series “Bomb Girls”, as a featured swing dancer. I like to work in a positive atmosphere where hard work is encouraged and confidence is built!

 

In my class, you will...

 

  • Get a brief overview of some commonly used Broadway dance styles. 

  • Receive tips on how to prepare for your upcoming auditions. 

  • Build on technique along with presentation and how to work the room to the best of your advantage. 

  • Have the opportunity to run through a mock dance audition and receive personal feedback.

 

 

SERGINE DUMAIS

MUSICAL THEATRE

MUSICAL THEATRE

My approach is based on acting techniques specifically designed for musical theatre. Performers learn to build a character, to tell a story while respecting conventions of the musical theatre art form. 

Musical theater is commonly defined as being the combination of three forms of art: theater, song, and dance. However, I believe that musical theatre is more than this simple fusion: it is an art form that stands on its own. It is the performer’s responsibility to tune his/her instrument regularly, and continue to refine. My workshops won’t replace dance or voice lessons. They offer tools, techniques to “act a song” and play a part in musical theatre. 

During the workshops, all the performer’s skills (singing, acting, and movement) are called into action. As a result, the whole instrument will have a chance to evolve.

Learn more about Sergine at:

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DAWN FORD

ACTRESS / VOICE ACTRESS

Dawn Ford has lent her voice to over {50} fifty leading roles in delightful animated programs, over {55} fifty-five campaigns for such recognized and prominent name brand corporations as Tide, Toyota, Air Canada, etc, not to mention the over {20} twenty Video Games she has provided character voices to over the course of her career.

 

Dawn’s body of voice work has reached an enormous and immeasurable audience worldwide, both adult and children alike, and has collectively contributed to earning millions of dollars in profits to her lucky employers, the networks, producers, advertising agencies and gaming companies across Canada.  

 

Although Dawn’s voice may not always be recognizable to the ear due to her impressive range, she has been acknowledged with several awards for her work, the ACTRA AWARD for OUTSTANDING VOICE PERFORMANCE as the lead in the animated series, Fishtronaut, in addition to ACTRA WOMAN OF THE YEAR.  

 

From Montreal, Canada, Dawn is bilingual, amongst being able to deliver countless dialects and accents, to add to her notable and endless list of attributes.  

She is currently recording an animated feature of Discovery’s series Fishtronaut, Helen’s Little School, and can be heard in the latest Mott’s Clamato campaign.

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