WELCOME!

 

My career in acting and broadcasting began pretty much simultaneously. As a performer you need to be a triple-threat, but that doesn't necessarily mean sing, act, dance. For me it's been a combo of acting, voice-over and broadcasting!

Some of the theatre companies I have performed with over the years include Workshop West (Hooking for Paradise, world premiere), the Citadel Theatre (Henry the IV, Pt 1, among others), Chinook Theatre (Tartuffe), Chemainus Theatre Festival, and Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre (The Glass Menagerie.) 

 

In broadcasting I worked on-air for radio stations K97 and CISN in Edmonton. Following that, I landed in Toronto where my  years there were spent on-air at Q107, as well as a stint weekend  hosting for talk giant CFRB.  And while in Toronto I did a lot of voice-over work, mostly national radio and TV, and began my own radio syndication company. Oh, and I became a mom!

I now work out of Vancouver and Victoria, BC where I continue to write and host two national radio shows, as well as working as an actor in theatre, film and television. TV Series: Motive, Arrow, Intruders, The L Word.  TV movies and feature films: Framed for Murder, Trophy Wife, Augusta Gone, The Mermaid Chair, Tron Legacy and others.  I've also hosted and worked as a life-style reporter in television for the local station CHTV (now CHEK) while continuing to work in voice-over, as well as  teaching acting to teens and adults.

That's about it. Thanks for reading!

Joanne

A bit about me...

News...

• Had a great time voicing the role of Ayati, one of the regular characters on  Disney's new animated TV show Gigantosaurus. Every kid loves dinosaurs, right? Even the big kids! Such fun!

• Had a blast working on Bryan Skinner's improv feature Open for Submission. It was a bit of a reunion for some of us --Johannah Newmarch (When Calls the Heart), John Emmet Tracey  (iZombie, 50 Shades Free), Chris Mackie (Two4One, The Devout) and I were in the feature Cascadia a few years back., and John, Tyler Parr  and I worked on Runaway Production (also directed by Bryan) . It's a small world! 

• Had another great year teaching "Auditioning Technique" to the 2019 graduating class at the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts. Hard to believe that I've been teaching at VADArts for more than six years. Always enjoy the energy and passion of the students !

• I'm teaching an evening Auditioning Technique class  at the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Acting for Film & TV.  It's on-going so if you're interested check out my Classes and Coaching section!

•  Catch me in the Hallmark movie Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery  starring recording  artist Jewel. It's  been regularly airing on television over  the last few months.

 

• Ever wondered what it's like to act in a Virtual Reality game? I'll be part of a live panel at M-CON on September 17/17 to promote the  Cloudhead VR game The Gallery: Episode 2 : Heart of the Emberstone, in which I acted opposite the wonderful Adrian Hough. Come say hello and learn more about this fascinating new realm for actors! It will be held at the Nanaimo Convention Centre, with all proceeds going to The Children's Wish Foundation...which is awesome!

•Indie short "Watching Something Private" will soon be released and hitting the film festival circuit. More on that soon!

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