2022 Teaching Artist Bios

Anna Marie Anderson

Anna Marie [she/her] is a UVIC Theatre Graduate. She is the director of Victoria Fringe Productions Summer Bucket List (2019 Best Original New Work, Best Drama) and The Fitting Room (2018 Overall Favourite Show, Bravest Show) and SKAM’s most recent SYC Show The Fates. She often works with plays that deal with themes such as social justice, coming of age, and mental health. In all of her work she aims to lift the voices of young adults and empower both the artists and the audience. She is excited to be teaching with SKAM again and can’t wait to start creating.

Anna Marie can be contacted at [email protected]

Chelsea MacEwan

Chelsea [she/her] is a local theatre artist from Sidney, BC. She graduated from The Canadian College of Performing Arts’ Company C program in 2020. It was at CCPA where she found her own artistic voice, which led her to write and direct award-winning mini-musical “BRUNCH: The Musical”. She has worked across BC, most notably in Kelowna and the Kootenays. Chelsea has taught theatre camps as well as classes for SKAM and currently teaches dance at Elevate Dance Centre. She is passionate about giving students a creative outlet and igniting a love of theatre in students of all ages!

Chelsea can be contacted at [email protected] 

Kendra Bidwell

Kendra [she/her] is an actor, dancer, singer and musician from Victoria, BC. After graduating from Company C at the Canadian College of Performing Arts she has had the privilege to stage manage, portray Disney princesses with Enchanted Fables, tour with Jubilations Dinner Theatre in Buddy Holly’s Happy Days, and perform shows with Theatre SKAM aboard the pop-up truck. Kendra’s teaching journey began in high school where she assisted musical theatre classes, continuing on to teach at the McTavish Academy of Art, and now with Theatre SKAM. She hopes to share her passion for performing with everyone!

Kendra can be contacted at [email protected] 

Lynnéa Chan

Lynnéa [she/her] is a queer, Chinese-Canadian theatre artist, vocalist, and a graduate of the University of Victoria. With a specialization in directing, and a passion for writing, Lynnéa hopes to create stories in various mediums that are provocative, loving, and dedicated to casual diversity. She has written a variety of short plays, and performed at the Phoenix Theatre in Victoria, BC. Since graduating, she has worked with Theatre SKAM, completed the LEAP program at the Arts Club Theatre, and the Telling It Bent program at The Frank Theatre.

Lynnéa can be contacted at [email protected]