Some Notable Graduates
ActOUT! is thrilled to have a strong community connection with an impressive list of former students and team members who are doing great things!
Emily Weir and her love of performing started at at a young age when she was chosen in the lead role of Odyssey in a musical called Twinkling Among the Stars, performed at Sheppard Public School. Right after Emily auditioned and starting performing with actOUT!, capturing the roles of Molly in Annie, Anne in Anne of Green Gables and Wendy in Peter Pan. Emily has since performed numerous productions with K-W Musical Productions, The Community Players, Drayton Entertainment, and The River Run Centre. Emily has gone on to Humber College for Acting, Film and Television. Emily has performed anthems numerous times for the Kitchener Rangers and Waterloo Siskins. Emily encourages all young and old to follow their passion and dreams into the arts/performing world. ActOUT! was an excellent partner for Emily to help her own passion and dreams.
Ethan Ioannidis was bitten by the acting bug when he joined actOut! in 2009, when he was only 8 years old. His first role was the Sultan in actOut!’s production of Aladdin Jr. Ethan did a few more shows including the lead role in James and the Giant Peach. Ethan fell in love with acting and with the people of actOu!. In 2011, he was hired by, the Stratford Festival to play the part of the Young Duke of York in Richard the III. He has appeared in short films and commercials. He played in his second season with the Stratford Festival in their performance of Waiting for Godot. Ethan credits actOUT! as being the place that encouraged him to do his best, reach for his dreams and believe in himself. The directors at actOUT! have given him so many opportunities and he can’t wait to return to do another show.
JO JO WORTHINGTON
Breakout artist JoJo Worthington, from Waterloo Ontario, Canada, is known for her avid songwriting on the ukulele. From ages nine through fifteen, she appeared in musicals with actOUT!. In addition, she performed with various theatre companies such as the KW Singers Theatre, Drayton Entertainment and K-W Musical Productions. She began to write her own songs on the guitar and formed a local band named More Than Robots. She spend her high school years at Eastwood Collegiate Institute, enrolled in the Integrated Arts Program, from which she graduated as an Ontario scholar. In 2012, JoJo released her debut EP, SOON. JoJo has won several songwriting competitions and continues to compete in global songwriting events.
AJ Bridel got her start in musical theatre at age 11 with actOUT! appearing in five productions with them in two and a half years. Today AJ has gone on to widespread experiences from placing third overall in the Over the Rainbow television competition, and performing in multiple productions with K-W Musical Players and Drayton Entertainment plus a spin with Mirvish Productions' Kinky Boots. AJ serves as an inspiration and role model to all actOUT! participants and continues her journey as a singer, actress, dancer and motivational speaker.
John McGill majored in musical theatre major at the University of Cincinnanti College-Conservatory of Music. ActOUT! was the first theatre he was involved with outside of his elementary school and helped foster his love for performing setting him on the track he is on. John holds tons of great memories from actOUT!'s shows X-Mas Files, Wizard of Oz and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.