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.
in 2009,when he was only 8 years old, Ethan Ioannidis was bitten by the acting bug upon joining actOUT!. 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. 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.
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!. She wrote her own songs on the guitar and formed the 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. In 2015, she won the Songwriters Hall of Fame Award for her work.
with another actOUT! alumnus Noah Hryniuk
AJ Bridel got her start in musical theatre at age 11 with actOUT! appearing in five productions with us in two and a half years. Today AJ has gone on to place third overall in the Over the Rainbow television competition, performed in multiple productions with K-W Musical Players and Drayton Entertainment. She won the 2016 Toronto Critics Award and was nominated for a Dora Award for her performance as Lauren in Mirvish Productions' staging of Kinky Boots.
John McGill went on to pursue his B.F.A. in musical theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ActOUT! was the first theatre he was involved and helped foster his love for performing. After actOUT! he has performed with Royal City Musical Productions and K-W Musical Productions. John holds tons of great memories from actOUT!'s shows X-Mas Files, Wizard of Oz and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.