Dates: January 15- March 19
Time: Saturdays, 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
Instructor: Crystal Hanson & Kim Turner
Dive into a class full of theatre games, improvisation, script analysis, and more! This class emphasizes creative bravery, teamwork, and saying “yes!” for beginners and experienced performers alike.
Crystal holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance and runs a private vocal studio in St. Albert. She is also certified in all 3 levels in CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music), Somatic Voicework, the LoVetri Method ®, through Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. She has completed Level 1 of The One Voice Certificate Course in Integrative Studies in New York. Currently she is working on her Masters in Voice Pedagogy through the University of Wales. And has recently launched Voice Body Works offering somatic voice work and coaching to singers, actors and voice professionals. Crystal has been teaching musical theatre classes at the Foote Theatre School, Citadel Theatre in Edmonton for over 15 years. She has toured throughout Western Canada in various musical productions and one production based out of Prague, Czech Republic. She toured with the Alberta Opera for 4 seasons and played a large role in creating and directing the Alberta Opera’s Artist in Residency Program. She has written, produced and performed in many musical productions at the Edmonton, Winnipeg and Victoria Fringe Theatre Festivals. A freelance vocal coach, she is proud to have worked on 5 musical productions with Eastglen High School in Edmonton. (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Once Upon a Mattress, Grease, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Honk, Bye Bye Birdie, and 9 to 5 ). A busy entertainer, Crystal is a member of the local Edmonton show band The Scoundrels, Dash Rip Rock and the Crystal Hanson Trio.
Kim is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, where she is working towards a degree in Education. Her grand debut into the preforming arts world came in 2007, where a nine year old Kim played an unnamed clown. Her love for theatre only grew from there as she branched out to try many different aspects of theatre production. Kim recently got to experience the most rewarding aspect of the many that she has tried… Teaching theatre. This is her first year with the Foote Theatre School but she has already developed a fierce passion for encouraging students to express their individuality, embrace laughter, and to surpass their own expectations of themselves.