Students & Alumni
Amanda Kind’s students and alumni are involved in the professional music, theatre and entertainment scene in a variety of capacities. Her students have appeared on stage at Drayton Entertainment theatres, Stratford Festival, Theatre Aquarius, Centre in the Square and other venues in Canada and beyond. They have played shows across Canada, the US and overseas and worked in other aspects of the entertainment industry including broadcast journalism, event planning and more.Elliot Anton
Elliot Anton is the lead singer of Safe As Houses, an alternative folk band based in Ontario. Their debut album “Sink My Boat” includes the popular title single. Safe As Houses were recently regional finalists in the CBC Searchlight competition. Safe As Houses released a sophomore album “The Fall Of The Sparrow” in December 2014.
AJ Bridel is a stage performer, pop singer and actress. She was a runner up on the popular CBC reality competition Over The Rainbow and appeared as Peter Pan in Peter Pan for the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge in 2013. She previously appeared in 80s Solid Gold (Stage West Calgary), as Ariel in The Little Mermaid (BroadwayLiveBroadway), Mary in The Little Years (Stratford Festival), Lucy in 13: The Musical (KWMP). In the summer of 2014, AJ reprised her role in Peter Pan at the Huron Country Playhouse and King’s Wharf Theatre. This Christmas, she appeared in the Hallmark television movie Shelby The Dog Who Saved Christmas. AJ recently appeared as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in March at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.
Colin Briscoe is the bass player and back up singer for the band Amberwood based in Ontario. Their EP Event Horizon is available on iTunes. Their new single “Out Of This Place” is available on their website. Amberwood recently played Big Music Fest in Kitchener Waterloo.
Joel Cox is an actor, performer and singer-songwriter. Since 2009, he has appeared as Oliver in Drayton Entertainment’s production of Oliver! and Tiny Tim in Theatre Aquarius’ production of A Christmas Carol, as well as several commercials for Toyota, Honeycomb Cereal and IKEA. Joel recently appeared on the CW series Reign.
Joel Cumber is a stage performer currently attending the Musical Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Select stage roles include Josh in 9 To 5: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment), Jack in Into The Woods, Archie in 13: The Musical (KWMP) and numerous variety show concerts. Joel is a contributing writer at www.artspaceblog.ca/author/cumberjoel.
Follow him on Twitter at @CoelJumber.
Jessi Elgood is a stage performer and activist based on Ontario. Select stage credits include Little Match Girl in Striking 12 (KWLT), Pepper in Annie (Drayton Entertainment), The Grapes of Wrath (Stratford Festival), Louisa in The Sound of Music (KWMP) among others. Jessi is also a singer-songwriter and is actively involved with the peace education charity CSIV. Jessi recently released an original song called “Rekha” – partial proceeds support Plan’s “Because I am a Girl” project. Buy the track on iTunes. Jessi currently attends the prestigious Guildford School of Acting in the United Kingdom.
Follow Jessi on Twitter @JessiElgood.
Marcus Iafrate is a singer, model and actor based in Ontario. He has appeared on stage in The Full Monty, RENT and Hairspray (KWMP). His acoustic cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” is available on iTunes.
Follow Marcus on Twitter at @marcusiafrate.
Delaney Jane is a pop singer and stage performer based in Toronto, Ontario. She is currently attending the conservatory program at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. Delaney is signed to Spinnin’ Records in Toronto.
Follow Delaney on Twitter at @iamDelaneyJane.
Erik Larson is a bass player, singer and composer/arranger based on Ontario. Erik is also a stage performer; credits include Oliver! (Stratford Festival), several productions with The Singer’s Theatre and Moody in Anne of Green Gables (KWMP), among others. Erik recently appeared as Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone (ECI). Erik currently attends Humber College for music.
Follow Erik on Twitter at @ErikSonOfLars.
Mikayla McCrory is a singer-songwriter and stage performer based on Ontario. Select credits include Amber in Hairspray, Kendra in 13: The Musical and Prissy Andrews in Anne of Green Gables (KWMP). Mikayla recently appeared in Canada Sings! with Victoria Playhouse Petrolia. She recently played Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone at the Registry Theatre and will perform with KW Glee and the KW Symphony at the Centre In The Square this January.
Follow Mikayla on Twitter at @mikaylamccrory.
Maggie Roth is a singer and stage performer based in Ontario. Select credits include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (LMT), Hairspray, Urleen in Footloose, Patrice in 13: The Musical, and Annie in Annie (KWMP).
Follow Maggie on Twitter at @maggieanneroth.
Sarah Schilling is a journalist, social media maven, ex-gymnast and singer based in Ontario. Sarah has completed the Journalism program at Constoga College and has worked at ET Canada.
Follow Sarah on Twitter at @_sarahschilling (especially during awards shows!).
Harrison Smith is a stage performer currently attending the Musical Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Select stage roles include 9 To 5: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment), The Wolf in Into The Woods, Lyle in Footloose (KWMP) among others.
Follow Harrison on Twitter at @harrisonsith.
Christine Watson is a dancer, choreographer and stage performer. She has appeared in numerous musicals and dance performances including Dance Legends (The Grand Theatre), Peter Pan, Oliver! (Drayton Entertainment), A Chorus Line (Rose Theatre Brampton) as well as on film and TV; notably as the Demon Hipster Chick in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Follow Christine on Twitter at @christinewdance.
Emily Weir is a stage performer, pop singer, actress and competitive equestrian rider in Ontario. Select stage credits include Mimi in RENT (RCMPI), Pepper in Annie (Drayton Entertainment), Gertie Pye in Anne of Green Gables (KWMP) and others. Emily currently attends the Film and Television program at Humber College.
Follow Emily on Twitter at @emmylouweir.
Amanda worked with the following aspiring professional performers during their tenure with KW Glee.