LeadershipGet to know the triple threat creative forces behind the scenes at this training ground for young artists pursuing excellence in singing, dancing and performance.
At The SHOW, we foster a learning environment where each company member can become the best version of themselves.
In his career as songwriter, vocal performance coach and musician, our music maestro Scott has toured the world. He shared the bill with artists including Boyz II Men, David Foster, Jann Arden, Brett Kissel, and Common (to name a few), and was a vocal coach for Global TV’s Canada Sings. Scott has recorded with some of the world’s best producers including sessions at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios, and Giorgio Morodor’s Beverly Hills studios. He is the founding member of R&B vocal group, The EarthTONES (five Top 20 hits, two Juno nominations), and lead singer for the soul/funk group Souls in Rhythm. Locally, Scott co-ran the performing arts school Theatre Works, chaired the Stampede Youth Talent Search, and served as senior vocal director and artistic director for The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede.
Lauren, vocal technician extraordinaire, has made a name for herself as both a performer and the talented instructor behind her company, Singsana. Lauren completed her Bachelor of Secondary Music Education program at the University of Calgary, and has taught private voice lessons since 2001. Her students have been accepted into highly competitive post-secondary vocal programs across Canada, and won honours at events including the Calgary Performing Arts Festival and the Stampede Youth Talent Search. Lauren served on the faculty of The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede from 2012 to 2016, and most recently was invited to participate in Disney’s 2017 Educator’s Summit: Inspiring Brilliance.
Dance Faculty Director
Don’t let that boyish exterior fool you! Brandon Wood is a triple threat performer who excels in teaching our company members how to soar (both literally and figuratively). His solid foundation in voice, dance, acting and gymnastics resulted in hundreds of hours onstage in starring and supporting roles, as well as nominations for several awards for performance and choreography. He was a faculty member with The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede, a choreographer for the 2014 World Champion Showband Dancers and an inaugural member of O2 The Dance Company. Brandon has travelled internationally as a performer as well as an examiner and adjudicator for dance and talent competitions.
Lauren cares with her whole heart about every single student. She does everything that she can to make sure that we feel comfortable while also stepping out of our comfort zones. She’s always trying something new.
I like how Brandon always goes from 0 to 100. There’s never any progression, he wants you to jump into it. It’s a lot different than most teachers – they start slow and he pushes you into the deep end. I find it actually helps you improve faster.
Scott embodies style and mastering your own technique. He loves individuality and truth in every performance, and he’s always checking in on how you are doing. He wants to help you grow, and constantly learns from you to build off whatever it is that you bring.
Lauren’s outgoing and bubbly personality makes it so easy for her to relate to her students and creates strong relationships that benefit their learning environment. She is experienced, knowledgeable, professional and smart.
Brandon is the true triple-threat performer, the perfect example of a multi-talented teacher. He sings, dances and acts, and can coach you in all of those skills. He understands dance from a technical aspect, but also knows how a singer will approach dance, and a dancer will approach singing. He coaxes the best performances out of you.
Scott is one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met, just an amazing artist, and so passionate. It comes across in his teaching for sure. He cares so deeply about all of us, and he’s so good with detail. If Scott thinks something is good, he’ll let you know that, but he also makes it better.
AT THE SHOW COMPANY, LEARNING NEVER ENDS.
Our mission is to train, empower and showcase exceptional young singers and dancers as members of The SHOW's performing arts company in Calgary, Alberta.