Who We Are
We have a combined experience of over 30 years as professional performers and arts educators, and have been involved in the Markham area since 2013. Formerly the creative directors of the Flato Markham Theatre's Discovery Camps, we are proud to continue to enhance and support the arts in Markham.
ARTSies has a very specific focus on THEATRE FOR KIDS! All of our programs are FUN, inclusive, educational, and taught by industry professionals.
Joseph has worked throughout Canada, Italy, China, the Middle East and in Manhattan as an arts educator, performer and director. Favourite performance credits include Baloo in Jungle Book Circus (China and Dubai Tour), Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, Javert in Les Miserables, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Bobby in Crazy For You.
Libby is an established Arts Educator in the GTA and across the country. She "retired" from the stage in late 2011, after being abroad for over a decade. During that time away, Libby lived, trained, and performed in New York City for several years, and spent many years traveling as a performer and Dance Captain on cruise lines.
Our amazing team consists of energetic and passionate leaders who bring plenty of experience in both the arts, and childcare. All staff members are Standard First Aid and CPR-C certified, as well as High Five certified.
Camp Special Guest Director: Shana Brown
Shana Brown is a graduate of the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, holding a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Literature, a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Education (Piano), and a Bachelor of Education, Althouse College. She also holds an ARCT both in Piano and Voice.
Private Voice & Piano Lessons: Athena So
Athena is a classical pianist with a passion for musical theatre. She is known for various roles including music director, music teacher, accompanist, and collaborative artist. Athena is a fifth year York University student pursuing two degrees concurrently in Bachelor of Fine Arts with Specialized Honours in Music and Bachelor of Education.