Michael M Primo
Michael’s past training is an eclectic collage of various accomplishments.
He has a B.A. in political science from McMaster University, a black-belt in tae-kwon-do, served in the Royal Canadian Artillery Militia, completed the Chef program at George Brown College and ran his own business as a personal trainer/strength & conditioning coach. He was first introduced to the acting world when, after a chance encounter with a film maker, Michael was cast in the lead role for an independent film called “Lovers and Strangers.”
Michael’s life path is always organic and involved. Jumping from one adventure to another with passion and energy. As the Executive Director for Rize Studios, Michael brings his varied background, experiences and talent in storytelling to help individuals build confidence and forge strong connections within a team.
Chantria is a Cambodian-born Toronto-based artist, educator and financial advisor.
She brings her extensive experience teaching workshops and classes on presentation, communication, and leadership skills to various groups such as members of the Mississauga Board of Trade, financial advisors at the Bank of Montreal, ambitious entrepreneurs at Ryerson University and students of all disciplines at Concordia University.
Chantria is the recipient of multiple artist-in-residencies for research and creative development including an unprecedented project, ‘Voices of the 1.5 Generation’, a joint University-Community project funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. Her solo show, ‘Someone Between’ is set to present at the Young Centre for Performing Arts in Fall 2017. She has spoken on several artist panels including at McMaster University, Southern Illinois University and Concordia University. She has also been a delegate and speaker during the 2008 Forum for Indigenous Issues at the United Nations.
For over twenty years Bryan Doubt has been actively involved in the theatre, notably as an acting coach, teacher and director. Teaching highlights include The Stratford Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training, The National Theatre School of Canada, The National Arts Centre, The Banff Centre, Concordia University, Dawson College, and Champlain Regional College. During this time he has also coached professional actors and been hired by companies such as Prairie Theatre Exchange as a movement coach on specific productions. Over time he has developed an integrated approach to the teaching of acting, where movement, voice and text play an integral part in developing character and in enhancing performance skills. His directing and assistant directing credits cover a wide range of plays and playwrights, from Ibsen (Ghosts/Banff Centre) and Tennessee Williams (Twenty-Seven Wagons Full of Cotton/Concordia) to French (Salt Water Moon/Hudson Players) and King (Misery/J.M.C. Productions). Amongst other studios and schools, Mr. Doubt trained at The Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London, England, and he also holds an MA in Drama.