I am a recent graduate of Mount Allison University having received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and a minor in Drama. I have been working with children for the past five years at West Haven Camp and Canadian Parents for French Summer Camp. I have travelled to Costa Rica to work on a sea turtle conservation project and just last year studied Tropical Marine Biology in Bonaire. I am excited to impart some of the knowledge I have learned in my studies and travels to the children enrolled in Scientfic Safari this summer!
Chris is pleased to be coming home to direct his sixth musical theatre camp! For most of the year Chris is an instructor and teaching assistance at University of Toronto where he is finishing his graduate studies in drama. He is artistic director of an experimental music theatre collective called Open Cors Theatre and is an instructor for Acting Up Statge Theatre Company's youth training program. He is also a leading founder of Lock and Keynote Productions which runs additional musical theatre programs in Sudbury and Timmins, Ontario.
Eileen, coordinator of "Grenfell's So You Think You Can Dance" Camp, has been dancing since the age of three with the help and support of local instructors. She has taught a variety of dance classes at Dance Studio West including ballet, jazz, modern and ballroom. She has spent two years studying contemporary dance professionally at the Ottawa School of Dance under the artistic direction of Sylvie Desrosiers. Eileen has also spent two summers coordinating Grenfell's summer dance camps and she is looking forward to another summer of dance!
Asmita is entering her second year at Mount Allison University where she is studying math and physics. She has been involved in Grenfell Campus' Activity Camps as a participant for eight years, and even volunteered as a camp counsellor for one year! She has also worked as a gymnastic's coach at Saltos Gymnastics Club, teaching children up to age ten. Asmita is looking forward to making this week a week of wonders!
Nate has been involved in volleyball for the past 21 years, both as a player and, more recently, a certified coach. During the past four years he has been coach of Corner Brook Regional High's girls team and the Titans Volleyball Club bringing home several provincial championships and awards. As an active member of the NLVA's Elite Development Committee, Nathan has been very involved in regional programming. He is driven to give back to a sport that has done so much for him and he is excited about bringing his leadership, experience and training to Grenfell's volleyball camps this summer. We are thrilled to have Nathan share his knowledge and love for the sport to our volleyball campers.
Jonathan joins the Activity Camps team as the coordinator of the Mini Masterpieces camps. A fourth year Visual Arts student, Jonathan is originally from Zimbabwe - but now calls Corner Brook his home. In addition to being a full-time student, Jonathan organizes a variety of Art Gallery activities and children's art programs offered by Community Education and College Relations. His desire to create art through using recycable materials will be seen in the Mini Masterpieces camp.
Sarah is back to Grenfell Campus for her third year of Musical Theatre. Sarah comes from Sudbury, Ontario and is an honours graduate of Ryerson University's Dance Program. Sarah was also able to perform in her own self-choreographed solo works. Under the direction of Nadia Potts, she continued her training in ballet, modern and jazz. Prior to her university training, she received professional training from The National Ballet School as well as the Quintee Ballet School. She is currently a principle dancer for Cadence Progressive Contemporary Ballet Company. Sarah is thrilled to be travelling with Lock and Keynote for another exciting summer.