Director of Arts on Fire Ajax and ADULT IMPROV
Sheri Prescott has been teaching drama for more than 23 years with the DDSB. She loves directing plays and coaching improv teams for schools and competitions.
Mrs. Prescott has enjoyed acting in local community theatre and has an appreciation for British comedies and Shakespeare plays. She especially likes teaching and performing improv with adults. Adult improv is laughter-therapy at its best!
Join Sheri for theatre sports and short-form improv scenes.
Sharpen your mind and let out your creative side. Meet other adults like yourself who enjoy life to the fullest!
YOUTH and TEEN IMPROV
Connor Atkins is passionate about improvisation and the power it has to change lives. He is a National contender of the Canadian Improv Games and graduate of Humber College's "Acting for Film and Television" program.
Connor will deliver improvisational training as well as develop the actor's ability to create strong characters with confidence. Jump out of your comfort zone and into the improv pool where the preparation for real life begins!
Mrs. Tara Sarre is a graduate of J.Clarke Richardson's musical theatre and York University's Theatre Studies program. She is an English and Drama teacher for the DDSB and is talented at directing musical choreography.
Mrs. Sarre and her vocal colleague Marcelle Boisjoli will teach students choreography, singing and acting skills. Be prepared to be amazed at how far an actor can progress in just12 hours of instruction.
This is an excellent program for audition preparations for schools, community theatres, colleges, and life in general.
Theatre Tech & Music
Joseph is a certified elementary teacher with specialists in music and film technology. He loves to work with young people. Joseph is an alumni of Ajax High's Improv and Tech Crew.
Holly Guthrie is an accomplished artist and a graduate of OCAD in Toronto.
A former Dunbarton student, Holly is ready to mentor our Durham youth in the arts. Her enthusiasm in the art studio will be inspiring for beginners and experienced students alike.
Enjoy watercolour and acrylic painting lessons with Holly on Saturdays from 12:00-2:00 p.m in Studio 129.
MUSICAL THEATRE AND VOCAL LESSONS
Marcelle Boisjoli has been training young voices for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in vocal performance from McGill University and is a classically trained singer.
Marcelle is the vocal instructor for our Musical Theatre classes. She will help students build confidence with one-on-one coaching. Students will prepare two separate pieces of music for performance, and be encouraged to prepare a solo. This is an exceptional opportunity for aspiring singers and those preparing for auditions.
Marcelle also offers private lessons at her home studio: firstname.lastname@example.org. or facebook.com/Marcelle.A.B.
Tatyana is a grade 12 student at Ajax High School and a fan of film and theatre. She will be working at the Arts on Fire reception table greeting our students as well as taking pictures and making weekly videos.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel "Arts on Fire Ajax" to see Taty's fun weekly highlight videos!
ASSISTANT YOUTH IMPROV INSTRUCTOR
Ben is a grade 12 Ajax High student who loves improvisation games and working with kids as a Town of Ajax camp counsellor. He took Connor's improv classes when he was younger and enjoys coaching young people to have fun with characters and story-telling. You can join Ben in the Teen Improv class.
ASSISTANT YOUTH IMPROV INSTRUCTOR
Luke is a grade 10 student at Ajax High school and a member of the Improv Club. He enjoys theatre sports and enjoying a laugh with other emerging comedians. Luke attended Improv University at Bishop's University this past summer and learned new skills from the best improvisers acorss Canada!
Kenesha, Mathusa, and Olivia
These art assistants are talented, patient, and helpful. Kenesha, Mathusa and Olivia create a wonderful learning environment for our kids. They help our instructor set up the studio, guide young artists, and clean up everone's mess afterwards!