Artist Training

Academy 2013

Soulpepper Academy

The Academy is composed of actors, designers, directors, playwrights, and producers, a new and unprecedented expansion demonstrating Soulpepper's continued dedication to training the next generation of theatre artists. The Academy curriculum aims to develop theatre artists who will, upon graduation, be ready to create, contribute to, and work with Soulpepper and other professional performing arts companies.

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The 2013-2015 Soulpepper Academy

Mikaela DaviesMikaela Davies Peter FernandesPeter Fernandes Katherine GauthierKatherine Gauthier Hailey GillisHailey Gillis
Gordon HechtGordon Hecht Richard LamRichard Lam Oyin OladejoOyin Oladejo Colin PalangioColin Palangio


Directing   Design  
Erin_Brandenburg_hsErin Brandenburg Frank_Cox-O'Connell_hsFrank Cox-O'Connell Anahita_Debonehie_hsAnahita Dehbonehie Shannon_Lea_Doyle_hsShannon Lea Doyle
Playwriting   Producing  
Anthony_MacMahon_hsAnthony MacMahon Thomas_McKechnie_hsThomas McKechnie Kelly_Read_hsKelly Read Jordana_Weiss_hsJordana Weiss


Soulpepper strives to play a significant role in the development of future generations of theatre artists through the Soulpepper Academy. This full-time, paid training program was launched in 2006.

"My original intention was to pursue a career as a musician. So there were many experiences, from an acting standpoint, that I didn't have until I arrived here and one of those was being in a Shakespearean play. So at the age of 32, at the most prestigious classical theatre company in Canada, I made my Shakespeare debut!" - Mike Ross, Soulpepper Academy 06-08

"It's been a challenging, beautiful two years and whatever I do and whoever I become will absolutely be coloured by this experience." - Sarah Wilson, Soulpepper Academy 06-08

We gratefully acknowledge the following supporters of the Soulpepper Academy:

and the philanthropic support of Soulpepper's Soul Circle Mentors