Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre (dance, acting)
I was born in British Columbia, grew up in Alberta and have been dancing since I was 4. I was always able to find a reason to dance and a way to perform, whether it was at my dance studio, putting together a routine at home for my family, or in the many theatrical shows while in school. In my second year of high school I joined Calaway Park’s ‘Calaway Live’ cast and 2015 marked my ninth and final season performing with the Park. High school was spent putting on show after show (15 productions in total) and after graduating and taking a year off, I moved to Toronto, Ont. to attend George Brown College’s Dance Performance Program. Following this I moved to Victoria, BC. and received triple-threat training from the Canadian College of Performing Arts. CCPA was essential to developing my artistry and helped me discover the deepest reasons of why I love all things theatre! I have also trained with the School of Alberta Ballet, Canada’s National Ballet School, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (Professional Training Program), and Company of Rogues Acting Studio.
I’m so glad and lucky that my travels have given me so many different ways to look at dance, theatre and the performing arts and I’m grateful for how much it has helped build my passion for what I do. I can’t wait to share my love for the arts with the students of Music and Play.
⇒ Dance Performance Certificate – George Brown College
⇒ Certificate, Diploma, and Applied Diploma in the Performing Arts – The Canadian College of Performing Arts
Theatre Arts: Musical Theatre (voice, acting)
Rosina Filice is a recent graduate of St. Lawrence College’s Music Theatre Performance Program and has a strong background in classical, jazz, and pop voice. She began studying classical voice and acoustic guitar at 9, as well as being involved with her local church and school choirs. She went to high school at Father John Redmond Regional Arts Centre with a major in vocal music, which also consisted of extensive music theory training. There, Rosina studied up to Grade 8 RCM Voice and Grade 3 Harmony, as well as developed a strong musical ear. During high school, Rosina also developed a love for musical theatre; taking jazz and ballet classes and participating in school musicals.
Rosina then went on to study at Sheridan College in their Performing Arts Preparation Program and then onto St. Lawrence College to study Musical Theatre Performance, where she participated in many workshops, musicals, and plays expanding her abilities as a performer. During college, Rosina tutored in music theory and voice, and then went on to teach guitar with the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation. Rosina is very excited to join the team at Music and Play!
⇒ Ontario College Certificate (Performing Arts Preparation) – Sheridan College
⇒ Ontario College Advanced Diploma (Music Theatre Performance) – St. Lawrence College
⇒ Grade 8 Voice – Royal Conservatory of Music
⇒ Grade 3 Theory – Royal Conservatory of Music
(Co-Founder, Director: Theatre Arts, Artistic Producer: Imagine Performing Arts)
As an arts entrepreneur, management consultant and community builder, I’ve had the pleasure of creating and leading arts organizations across Western Canada over the past 25 years. I spent the majority of my early career as a theatre director, designer and artistic director/producer focusing on multi-disciplinary & musical theatre creation – founding three arts organizations, three performing arts schools directing/designing over 60 productions – and I still come back for more! The second half of my career has focused on helping companies in the corporate, government, church and education sectors meet the goals and dreams they have for their organizations. Music and Play is the culmination of my life’s work and loves – providing artists and audiences, of all ages, the opportunity to experience and explore all that the arts has to offer.