Faculty

Join The Show to learn from some of the best! The Show’s faculty is a powerful force of artistry, skill-development, and above all, excellence. All faculty artists have worked extensively as a team to reinforce and complement each other’s strengths and skills. Their expert production abilities combine to provide an incredible opportunity for the holistic growth of company members under their mentorship. From dance and vocal technique, performance, musicality, acrobatics, choreography and arranging to solo and small group coaching, acting, harmony, industry education and more, they are the total package. They run The SHOW! 

Directors

Lauren Ireland
Co-founder and Director

A soprano with exquisite control of her velvet tone, Lauren Ireland has taught private voice lessons for fifteen years. After completing her Bachelor of Secondary Music Education program at the University of Calgary, Lauren set out to pass on the secrets of the virtuoso technique she crafted over hundreds of hours in the studio. Proving she’s as talented a teacher as she is a singer, many of Lauren’s students have placed first and won honours at competitions including the Calgary Performing Arts Festival and the Stampede Talent Search.

Lauren’s students have been accepted into highly competitive post-secondary vocal programs across Canada. Others have been professionally recorded, posted YouTube videos that have earned tens of thousands of hits, and performed on live television.

Lauren served on the vocal faculty of The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede from 2012 to 2016. She is an accomplished singer and performs in Calgary as a soloist. Singsana Performing Arts, her vocal studio, is highly regarded as a school both for beginners to learn the fundamentals of the craft and seasoned veterans looking to take their skills to the next level.

Scott Henderson
Co-founder and Director

Scott is one of North America’s most notable vocal ensemble specialists. His passion for groove, harmony, and musical expression leads to exceptional performances. Scott is the founding member of R&B vocal group, The EarthTONES (5 top-20 hits, 2 Juno nominations). He is also the lead singer for the soul/funk group Souls in Rhythm.

Scott’s career has taken him across North America and Asia, and he has shared the bill with many varied artists including Boyz II Men, David Foster, Jann Arden, Brett Kissel, and Common (to name a few). Scott was an on-camera vocal coach for both seasons of Global TV’s Canada Sings in 2011 / 2012.  

When he’s not in the spotlight, Scott is a sought-after songwriter, producer, arranger, and performance coach. He's recorded with some of the world's best producers including sessions at Prince's Paisley Park Studios, and Giorgio Morodor's Beverly Hills studios. 
Locally, Scott co-ran the performing arts school Theatre Works, chaired the Stampede Talent Search, and has served as both senior vocal director and artistic director for The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede.

Scott has contributed to Canadian Musician magazine and continues to write, record, perform, and conduct performance workshops. He loves to collaborate with choreographers, and is excited to produce and develop talent with The Show! 

Dance Faculty

Brandon Wood - Dance Instructor

Brandon is often described as the ultimate triple threat and has been seen by thousands on stages across the globe. With his solid foundation in voice, dance, acting and gymnastics, he has traveled the world performing on international cruise lines - most recently as a lead singer/dancer on the prestigious six-star Crystal World Cruises. Brandon was a full-time faculty member with The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede, a choreographer for the 2014 World Champion Showband Dancers and was an inaugural member of O2 The Dance Company, Calgary’s contemporary dance group.

Brandon has been nominated for several local awards for performance and choreography. He travels internationally as an examiner and adjudicator for dance and talent competitions. Brandon was one of a few Canadians to workshop the new Broadway musical Lou-Lou and shared the stage with Tony Award winners and Drama Desk Award winners alike. Local performances include starring and supporting roles in The Last Five Years, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Little Women, and The Sound of Music. He shared the stage with Ben Heppner in the Canadian premiere of Moby Dick with Calgary Opera and toured as a backup singer for Canada’s Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

Ashley Brodeur - Dance Instructor

Ashley has been dancing for most of her life and started teaching at age 16. She’s worked with some of the very best choreographers in the dance world on both live and TV performances throughout the globe. She’s traveled internationally with both the Canadian National Tap Team, and the Canadian National Jazz Team.
 
She received her BFA in Dance at York University and attended the Commercial Dance Program at George Brown College studying dance, vocal, theory and acting, and has trained at Millennium Dance Complex (Los Angeles).  A member of Artists In Motion, she performed in various shows, videos and festivals in Toronto. Ashley received her RYS200 HR Yoga Teacher Training (Spain) and completed a teaching residency in the Dominican Republic.
 
In Calgary, she’s studied with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and now teaches for them. Ashley is also the Army of Sass City Leader (YYC), and is studying Yoga Therapy at Mount Royal University.
 
A well-rounded dancer and teacher of jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet and hip hop, Ashley is excited for her role with THE SHOW!

Kirsten Villaroman - Dance Instructor

Kirsten Villaroman has 15 years of dance experience and is trained in all styles including acrobatics and aerial work. 

Her versatile training has lead her to perform at Disneyland, Hollywood's EDGE, and in Las Vegas. Kirsten has experience performing both on stage and on camera.

Kirsten is formally trained in ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.), and was a member of The Young Canadians for several years. She's trained with notable instructors and choreographers including NappyTabs, Brian Foley, Angela Benson, J.T. Horenstein, Cyndi Scott, Rachael Poirier and many others. 
 
Kirsten is in the process of receiving her Junior Acrobatique Teacher's Certification. She has been a dance instructor for 3 years and desires to both grow and share her knowledge and love for dance.

Former SHOW Faculty

Georgina Moore - Dance Instructor

Georgina is a New York City-based performer, trained in all styles of dance. She is currently performing with the company of the 42nd Street National Tour.  

Her elite training began at the School of Alberta Ballet's Professional Division. Georgina performed in a variety of classical ballets at the school, including Swan LakePaquita and Don Quixote. She also appeared with the Alberta Ballet Company in their nationally-acclaimed rendition of The Nutcracker Suite.  Georgina expanded her training by attending Summer Training Intensives at The Boston Ballet School, Cincinnati Ballet Academy, and Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She was accepted into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York City's Dance Theatre Conservatory program on a partial scholarship. She broadened her training in all styles of dance, as well as voice, scene study, musical theatre, improvisation and camera work.

Her passion for teaching has inspired her to create The Broadway Workshop Series; a program dedicated to the teaching and preservation of original Broadway choreography.  Georgina continues to be inspired as a performer, student, teacher and choreographer between her ongoing projects in both Canada and the U.S.