Meet the Acting Class of 2015

Train here. Work on any stage.

The U of A BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Acting degree is a rigorous four-year conservatory training program and one of the most impressive in the country. Our talented alumni are gracing stages, television and film around the world. Every year we present yet another group of talented individuals who are ready to take to the stage – any stage!

Hunter CardinalHunter CARDINAL
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Hunter Cardinal is an Edmonton based Indigenous performer studying acting, singing, improvisation and movement. Hunter also has been improvising with Rapid Fire Theatre since 2011. In addition to theatre, Hunter is a writer at Elevenses, exploring the love of food and pursuit of health in its relation to culture.  Selected stage credits include: Gratiano from The Merchant of Venice (University of Alberta), Claudio from Much Ado About Nothing (University of Alberta), Tom Collins from Rent (Edmonton Fringe), St. Thomas from The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Studio Theatre), and Moritz Stiefel from Spring Awakening (Citadel Theatre).

Natalie DavidsonNatalie DAVIDSON
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Natalie Davidson is thrilled to be making her Studio Theatre debut this year as Ingrid in Blavatsky's Tower, and will also be seen in The Threepenny Opera and A Dream Play along with her very talented classmates! Originally from Calgary, Natalie first fell in love with the craft of acting at Company of Rogues Actor's Studio before coming to the University of Alberta to pursue further training. She is grateful for the growth she has experienced here, both as a performer and a person. Upon graduation, she plans to always follow where her curiosity takes her, and hopes to be able pursue a new found passion for contact improvisation and interdisciplinary performance, as well as any acting work that comes her way.

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Bobbi is a Saskatchewan-born, Alberta-based artist in her final year of the BFA Acting Program at the U of A.  A graduate of Mount Royal University’s Theatre Performance program, Bobbi has worked in Alberta and abroad as an actor, voice/dialect and text coach, and arts educator.  Selected credits include: Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (Freewill Shakespeare Festival), Antonia in The Merchant of Venice (U of A), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Theatre Prospero), Gabrielle York in When the Rain Stops Falling (Studio Theatre), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ensemble in King Lear (Freewill Shakespeare Festival), ‘The Actress’ in Jason Chinn’s adaptation of The Seagull (U of A) and as a member of Theatre Calgary’s FUEL ensemble in Much Ado About Nothing. This year in the Studio season, Bobbi can be seen as Audrey in Blavatsky’s Tower, Mrs. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, and in Caryl Churchill’s adaptation of A Dream Play.

Nicole HulowskiNicole HULOWSKI
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Originally from Athabasca, Alberta, Nicole Hulowski is an Edmonton-based artist and actor combatant. Before auditioning for the University of Alberta's BFA Acting program, Nicole spent two years in the University's Bachelor of Arts Drama program. Recent theatrical credits include: Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice, Lampito in Lysistrata, The Actress in Jason Chinn's adaptation of The Seagull (University of Alberta), Julie in Jake's Women (Seven- Eighty Players), and Sarah in The Lover (For Sale Theatre). This season at Studio Theatre, Nicole can be seen as Gilda/Helen/Millie/Flynn/Rita in Loveplay, Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, and in Caryl Churchill's adaptation of A Dream Play.

Max LebeufMaxwell LEBEUF
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Maxwell loves the heck out of his family and friends, and feels very fortunate to have them in his life. He is thrilled to be sharing the Timms Centre Studio Theatre stage this season with such wonderful classmates and colleagues. In the future he hopes to make lots more beautiful arts and sing a lot.

Kabriel LILLY
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Kabriel Lilly is a Toronto based actor who has called Edmonton home for the past five years. Her passion for musical theatre is what brought her to the Acting program. Her favorite past roles include Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, and Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors. This year, as part of the Studio Theatre Season, she will appear in Loveplay, A Dream Play and as Polly in The Threepenny Opera. Other credits include Portia from The Merchant of Venice (U of A), Kalonika from Lysistrata (U of A), and Rose from The Playmates (New Works Festival 2012).

Dylan ParsonsDylan PARSONS
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Originally from Ontario, Dylan came to Edmonton four years ago to pursue further acting training. Along with all the training at the University of Alberta, he has found a great passion for dance. he toured and performed 3 shows this summer with Toy Guns Dance Theatre such as Red Wine, French Toast, and The Best Sex You've Ever Had. Other past credits include The Merchant of Venice, The Seagull, and Lysistrata. Dylan is very excited for the current studio season and hopes you enjoy the shows. 

Joseph PerryJoseph PERRY
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Joe Perry is an Alberta-based theatre artist and is thrilled to be acting on the Timm’s stage in Blavatsky’s Tower, The Threepenny Opera and A Dream Play. Prior to the U of A Joe attended the recently cut Mount Royal University theatre arts program in Calgary. Select acting credits include: The Merchant of Venice (UofA), Almost a Love Story (Lunchbox Theatre), SIA (Downstage Theatre), and Destroy & Air (Major Matt Mason). Joe’s work in SIA garnered him a nomination for “Outstanding Actor In a Supporting Role” at Calgary’s 2012 Betty Mitchell Awards. Recent directing credits include: Girls, Girls, Girls  & Control (Major Matt Mason) and Beware, Beware (Duckrabbit Theatre). Film Credits include: The Valley Below (North Country Cinema *2014 TIFF selection), and The Takeaway & American Virgins (Polyscope Productions). Upon graduating, you can catch Joe in The Shakespeare Company’s As You Like It in Calgary, and in North Country Cinema’s film O Brazen Age, being released summer of 2015.

Zvon RacZvonimir RAC
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Originally from Novi Sad, Zvonimir has called Edmonton his home for the past eighteen years. He completed four years in the Bachelor of Arts in Drama and English at the University of Alberta before his acceptance into the BFA Acting Program. Recent acting credits include: The Taming of the Shrew (Freewill Shakespeare), The Merchant of Venice, Lysistrata, The Seagull, Arabian Nights, Howl (University of Alberta), Guernica (Edmonton Fringe), The Good Woman of Setzuan (Studio Theatre). Upcoming productions include: Loveplay, The Threepenny Opera, and A Dream Play as part of his graduating year in the Studio Theatre season. Zvonimir would like to extend an endless thank you to his family.

Morgan YamadaMorgan YAMADA
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Morgan Yamada is excited to be preforming in Studio Theatre’s 2014/2015 season. Look to see her in the ensemble of Loveplay, A Dream Play and as Lucy Brown in The Threepenny Opera. Morgan is an Edmonton based actor, who has a passion for theatre and stage combat, and recently had the opportunity to certify as an Intermediate Actor-Combatant with FDC. Some previous credits include: Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Penelope in Lysistrata, and Nina in The Seagull (University of Alberta).