Kristen Pottle

Theatre Performance Program

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Havenwood Studios will offer a new Theatre Performance Program (TPP) in Charlottetown this fall. Established theatre professionals Lisa MacNeil and Kristen Pottle will lead the TPP’s teaching faculty, as well as direct and choreograph musical productions for Havenwood’s 2021-22 season.

The new program will provide aspiring young performers with well-rounded theatre training.

As the TPP choreographer, Pottle will teach musical theatre classes for students ages five and up. She has performed in The Citadel Theatre, Vancouver Opera, and the North American Tour and Mirvish Production of The Wizard of Oz, as well as six seasons at the Charlottetown Festival, which included work as the associate choreographer and dance captain for Anne of Green Gables.

MacNeil, an enthusiastic theatre educator for over 25 years, will lead the TPP for students ages 13 and up. She holds a diploma in Musical Theatre from Sheridan College, an Honours B.A. in Drama from the University of Guelph, and a B.Ed from Western University. Lisa brings a wealth of experience to the program as a director, choreographer, writer, performer and adjudicator.

Havenwood’s TPP begins September 9 and runs until the end of May. Group placement interviews will take place August 11. All are welcome to join the program, regardless of previous experience or training. Reserve a spot at havenwooddance.ca.

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