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Faculty Profiles

Laurel Paetz Instructor, Acting for Film and TV

Laurel has worked in theatre, television, film, and radio across Canada. She is a Gemini nominated actress, and an accomplished educator, consultant, and coach. In theatre, Laurel has had the opportunity to work with some of Canada’s finest directors both at major regional companies, and at smaller grassroots theatres. She has originated roles in over two dozen new Canadian plays, many of those during the ten years she spent at the Blyth Festival, during her tenure at the Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, and while a member of the resident ensemble at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary.

Laurel has also appeared onstage across Canada at The Arts Club, The Belfry, Citadel Theatre, Globe Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Manitoba Theatre for Young Audiences, Factory Theatre, YPT, Thousand Island Playhouse, and the Piggery, among others. In addition to her acting career, She has coached dialects for Soulpepper and Tarragon theatres and was a dialogue coach on the series, Heroes Reborn.