Mr. Rowsell has been involved in professional and amateur stage productions across Canada for almost 30 of his 40 years, both in musical theatre and non-musical drama.
He has done voice acting for CBC radio drama and other interesting arts side projects. He founded and spent a number of years running a touring company specializing in theatre for young audiences.
Mr. Rowsell studied theatre as a sub-specialization within his literature degree and is an experienced actor, director and playwright.
Heather is a Vancouver Islander born and raised who has rediscovered her passion for the performing arts after many years away from the stage. While she was a member of several choirs over 20 years she did not get involved with theatre again until invited to help with vocal coaching at a local high school musical production. That show led to helping out at Four Seasons with costumes, production, set painting, props and just about everything else. An accidental audition forFlibberty and the Penguin brought her back on stage for the first time since grade eight and she has not regretted a minute of it.
Over the last three seasons Heather has been a principal performer, dresser, assistant director, co-producer, follow spot operator, makeup assistant, child herder, community liaison, and even a solo director for the very first time. She has also taught voice, acting, and movement at the Four Seasons youth classes and is getting ready to do it again. While Heather is still participating in projects around the lower island with other companies, her heart is with Four Seasons. This might explain why she is now not only on the board of directors but is also heading up the development of youth and teen activities for the spring and summer.
Trained singer-actor-dancer, Yanik is a graduate from the University of Montreal (B.Mus-Voice Performance), the Canadian College of Performing Arts and the Chemainus Theatre Acting Internship Program. He has been working for several years as a voice & piano teacher, vocal coach, music director, stage director and accompanist for many local groups and theatre companies across Canada, and has been teaching musical theatre at Boston Dance Collective, Canadian College of Performing Arts, Dansko Studios and Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Studio. He is currently music director for the Victoria Male Voice Choir. Stage credits include performances with Theatre North West (Dancocks Dance, Portia White, All Shook Up), Chemainus Theatre (Hello, Dolly!, Sherlock Holmes), Langham Court Theatre (Jacques Brel), Belfry Theatre (Urinetown), Pacific Opera Victoria (La Traviata), Butchart Gardens (Showtime!, Love Matters) and Kaleidoscope Theatre (Aladdin, Scrambled Feet, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) to name a few. He also directed for companies in Montreal (Broadway II) and Toronto (Bye Bye Birdie, Seussical).
He participated in national and international tours and music festivals across Canada and in Europe and regularly attends voice conferences and seminars across North America to further his teaching career. Yanik is Vice-President for NATS-National Association of Teachers of Singing-Victoria Chapter and an ATCL-Associate of Trinity College London (UK).
Yanik keeps busy as a full time voice coach at his own studio, Yanik Giroux Performing Arts Studio, specializing in Musical Theatre & Contemporary Commercial Music. www.yanikgiroux.com