Rae Ellen has been acting and coaching professionally for over twenty years. She received her MFA-Acting and a Diploma in Voice and Speech from York University, has been a Voice and Acting instructor at York University and the University of Calgary, was an Associate Instructor at the National Voice Intensive, and has served as Voice/Acting Coach on numerous Calgary and Toronto stage productions. Rae Ellen also works as a Dialogue/Acting Coach in film and TV, recently coaching series’ leads Matt Long, Lorraine Bruce and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. on the ABC series Lucky 7; Jay Ryan on Beauty and The Beast for CBS, and Megan Follows, Alan Van Sprang and Rossif Sutherland on Reign, also for CBS. Other Dialogue Coach credits include: XIII: The Series for Showcase, Transporter for HBO, and Frenemies for Disney.
Rae Ellen’s Toronto film and TV acting credits include recurring roles on “Queer as Folk” and “This is Wonderland”, and in the feature film Tkaronto. Selected stage credits includes the critically acclaimed “Bluebeard” at the 2008 Fringe; The Old Neighbourhood for East/West Theatre Company; “Lemon Water” for the Summerworks Festival, and DWARF for Equity Showcase Theatre, under the direction of David Rotenberg. A John Hirsch Director’s Award nominee, Rae Ellen’s directing credits include the Dora Award nominated production of Jason Long’s “Offensive Fouls” for Hustle n’ Bustle Theatre Co. and MTYP, Celia McBride’s “Anatomy of a Broken Love Affair” for Vintage Productions at Summerworks (Best Director – NOW Magazine), and Brad Hampton’s The Picture Of Happiness which she co-created and produced with Brad Hampton and Patti Loach.
Rae Ellen also coaches privately from her home studios, and is Voice Mentor for the CFC’s Actor Conservatory. Rae Ellen’s teaching is based in the Linklater method of Voice training, her studies with her Master Teachers, and, primarily, the trial-and-error of her acting, coaching and directing experience.
Rae Ellen currently resides in BC on Vancouver Island with her husband, but offers workshops in Toronto two or three times throughout the year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about her upcoming classes or workshops.