Projects

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The Mom Show or the Most Boring Show Ever

2016 | Debued at the Atlantic Fringe Festival

A one woman show featuring a new mom, a yoga mat, and a bit of comedic honesty. From Sukhasana to Shavasana, a mother's yogic flow on stage. 

The Mom Show is a honed piece of theatre so timed-out that when the moments of vulnerability are found and allowed to breath they stand out and tug at the heart reminding us, or maybe just me, of my own theatre-loving mother.
— Ian Mullan

Artist Spotlights

2016 - Current | byamygrace.com

I am inspired by so many artists. Here I explore what make other creatives tick.


YouTube

2014 - Current | youtube.com/byamygrace

While my primary focus is writing, I've found inspiration in making a few videos. From motivational videos to reconnecting with my Bestie, YouTube can be a great medium for some of my creative whims.


Chronicles of the Dramatics Society

2013 | Debuted at the Atlantic Fringe Festival

When three girls learn to share a bond and rely on each other during their school years what happens when they grow and change? For The Dramatics Society, it is not what was planned.

Chronicles of the Dramatics Society, a lively play about the travails of female friendship, delves into the same territory as The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.
— Elissa Barnard

Experience

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Writer

2015 - Present | Self

Writing on the work and collaboration of artists. Bringing local female artists into conversation and collaboration with each other. Telling stories that are real, honest and raw. Staying involved in projects that produce healthy, and needed communication surrounding honesty.


Creative Mentor

2016 - Present | Self

Guiding clients in the direction of understanding how creativity fits into their work and life. Giving insight into the implementation of a creative practice while maintaining the integrity of the visioning process. Providing feedback of ideas and processing that match the clients needs and style.

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Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash

Photo by Peter Lewicki on Unsplash

Theatre Teacher

2014 | Neptune Theatre

Prepared and taught various different theatre classes weekly. Focusing mostly on the four - six age group and working on necessary foundational skills such as 'listening, respecting others, turn taking, confidence, character play, story telling and singing. Along with teaching prepared a new and unique short dramatic piece for parents each week.


ASL/ENGLISH INTERPRETER

2010 - 2013 | SDHHNS & APSEA

As a freelance Interpreter with a background as an Educational Interpreter I would take work from two main sources. The Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (A local referral agency) and Atlantic Special Education Authority (a school that outsources Deaf students to their local schools and supported them with Interpreters and other accessibility set-ups). With these two main employers I invoiced them and go where ever the need. Settings I facilitated communication in as a Sign Language / English Interpreter include Classrooms K-12 , University lectures, College classes, Doctors appointments, Surgeries, Staff meetings, Dental appointments, Job training, Theatre etc. An Interpreters job is to create an environment in which each client Deaf and Hearing are provided with a cultural, linguistic and meaning based communication facilitation. I enjoyed my time as an Interpreter and still feel passionately about the profession, community and language.

Photo by Vladislav Klapin on Unsplash

Education

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Dalhousie Swing Dance Society

2011 - 2016 | Swing / Blues Dance, Intermediate

Studied all levels of Swing and Blues dance as a 'follow'. Knowledgable in methods of Lindy-Hop, East Coast Swing, footwork, floor-craft, Charleston, 'Doin the Jive' , The Shim Sham and more.


Neptune Theatre School

2013 - 2014 | Pre Professional Training Program, Theatre

An eight month intensive training program to either spring board theatre actors into further training or prepare them for the industry. Intensive study repertoire of theatre movement, singing, dancing, voice and acting. As a small ensemble class we worked specifically together and joined the Musical Theatre Foundations Program to produce and run "Spring Awakening The Musical" as an end of year show.

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Nova Scotia Community College

2007 - 2010 | American Sign Language (ASL) / English Interpretation

As a student in the AEIP, I learned how to analyze spoken and written language for intended meaning as well as analyze the other elements of communication. This includes body language, voice intonation and the surrounding environment. I spent time behind a camera being recorded while interpreting and then would be analyzed for message accuracy and inaccuracies. American Sign Language / English Interpreting training is a very intense process in which you are arguably put to the test everyday and the standard for students is above and beyond other programs. I was expected to be a professional from day one of training. The Interpreter training is still with me today.


Sackville Skating Club

2006 - 2008 | Figure Skating, Star Skate 5

Learned and acquired basic Figure Skating skills such as waltz-jump, shoot the duck, sit spin, cross-overs etc.

Photo by Paul Solomon on Unsplash

Photo by Paul Solomon on Unsplash


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Stephanie Allen Piano Studio

2004 – 2008 | Piano, 8+

Learned and acquired skills in grade eight + of piano technique, theory and musicality.