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Kim Dolan - General Manager
Kim Dolan is native to Kingston and is pleased to be home and serving her community. Kim holds a Masters of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is an Accredited Music Therapist (MTA) working in the region. She has always been passionate about the arts and creative expression, and is an advocate for the use of arts for wellness and self-expression. Kim has deep ties to Blue Canoe Productions having been involved in a variety of productions since 2007. She has been involved in various capacities both on and offstage in productions including: Seussical, RENT, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Spring Awakening, and Newsies. Kim has a breadth of administrative and creative experience with other arts initiatives including The Kingston Store Front Fringe Festival, Laurier Musical Theatre, and Laurier's A Cappella group (Hawkapella). Kim is looking forward to continuing her engagement with the Kingston youth arts scene, and is thrilled to be a part of the dynamic and experienced Blue Canoe Team.
Gloria Digby - Managing Director
Gloria was born and raised in Napanee, she has been a performer and avid theatre goer since a young age. From dancing at competitions, to singing for large audiences, to acting in plays/musicals; she has loved every second of it. Gloria has trained in various dance genres and participated in multiple workshops with choreographers from L.A., Broadway, Toronto and “So You Think You Can Dance”. She has studied various levels of the BATD and ADAPT dance syllabus. Along with Dance, she has also trained in multiple vocal styles since the age of 12. She has sung at a variety of events including; country jamborees, town festivals and multiple competitions. Some of her most memorable singing moments were when she did a Cafe concert with Ryland Clark(James), opening for Jacob Moon and winning the Student Artist of the Year Award from her hometown. Gloria is currently working towards a Bachelor of Music Theatre at SLC/Queen's University. She is super excited to have this opportunity to work with youth through the arts!
Alex Boese- Education Coordinator
Alex is very excited to share her passion for the arts with the youth community of Kingston. She is an Elementary Occasional Teacher with the Limestone District School Board. Alex graduated from Brock University in the Concurrent Education and Child and Youth Studies program with a teachable focus in Dramatic Arts. Alex has been involved in theatre most of her life. She has assumed a variety of roles and responsibilities, including actor, director, and stage manager. Alex is enjoying supporting arts education in Kingston.
Courtney Day - Juvenis Festival Managing Director
Courtney Day is a local Kingstonian and has been involved with Blue Canoe since she was 16 years old. Her acting credits with the company include; The Producers, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Spring Awakening, Newsies and Freaky Friday. She is absolutely thrilled to be standing on the other side of the process by heading up the 2020 Juvenis Festival (running May 1-9th). Courtney recently graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours where she studied Drama and Music. Courtney can’t wait to continue working with youth and give back to the company that help her develop her passion for the arts!
Hayley Cann - Director of Marketing
Hayley Francis Cann is a certified music therapist providing music therapy services within the Kingston, ON area. She has clinical experience with seniors including dementia and Alzheimer’s, individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, and rehabilitation including stroke, acquired brain injury to name a few. In pursuit of higher education (BMT, MTA, NMT), Hayley received advanced training in piano, guitar, and voice, as well as saxophone as her principle instrument. Throughout her life, Hayley enjoyed performing in various ensembles and choirs in her community and volunteering at schools,hospitals, and seniors homes. This lead her to pursue a career involving music, the arts, and connecting with people. Hayley has additional experience in marketing and branding and she is a general lover of the arts. These experiences lead her to accept the Director of Marketing position at Blue Canoe Productions. In tandem with joining the Blue Canoe team, Hayley is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Aging and Health at Queen’s University to further explore the aging process, the impact the arts has in healthcare, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to find ways to promote wellbeing during the aging experience. Hayley is also using her love of the arts to author a Children’s book releasing in March 2020. In everything she does Hayley aims to provide an authentic experience that is respectful toward all people no matter their age, diagnosis, background, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Kate Seip - Administrative Assistant
Kate has been involved in Blue Canoe since beginning her undergraduate as a drama major at Queens University in 2018. She became serious about theatre when she went to a high school with an Integrated Arts Program where she majored in drama and minored in media arts. She has performed in both musicals and plays and has transitioned into costuming and stage makeup. Kate is thrilled to be working for Blue Canoe because she grew up in a small town with very little arts opportunities and she hopes to make the arts more accessible for youth. In addition to her theatre experience, Kate also has experience working in an administrative position and so she is ecstatic to apply her knowledge to her Administrative Assistant position at Blue Canoe.