2022 Teaching Artist Bios

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] 

Jessica Burdge

Jessica [she/her] is a recent graduate of the University of Victoria’s theatre department. She has been involved with theatre since high school where she played Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man and competed in the Canadian Improv Games. She participated in the Belfry 101 program and has coached high school improv teams and hopes to continue to teach theatre in some form. Jessica also acts as a character performer with Enchanted Fables and has worked with Theatre SKAM for their Pop-Up Home Delivery Theatre. She is excited to share her knowledge with the students of the SKAM School of Performing Arts!

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]