Drama & Performing ArtsThe Richmond Arts Centre is proud to offer classes taught by some of the best and brightest instructors from around the Lower Mainland. Below are brief introductions to some of those instructors and their qualifications.
Jill Raymond – Musical Theatre, Drama
Jill Raymond is a British-Canadian multi-talented international performance artist with over a decade of professional experience. Her training includes a First Honours Degree in Acting, as well as extensive vocal/singing and dance courses. Her professional career has seen her performing on stages on three continents. More information can be found on her extensive resume and background on her website: www.jillraymond.com
Jill has worked with children and young adults most of her life. Currently entering her fourth year at the Richmond Arts Centre, Jill also teaches independently and at a number of other organizations in the Lower Mainland. She is passionate in crafting and developing talent and creativity in aspiring artists and future generations through theatre, music and dance.
Ian Harmon - Performing Arts
Ian holds a BFA in Acting from UBC and is a graduate of the Douglas College Theatre Program. He is a performer, director and theatre educator and has performed and inspired young minds all overt he country.
His past performing credits include: Hamelin: A New Fable (Axis Theatre Co.), Munsch-ercise (Kaleidoscope Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Gateway Theatre), 500 Words (Green Thumb Theatre) and Hay Fever (Presentation House). Some of his recent directing credits include And Bella Sang with Us (Vancouver Fringe/Firehall), Shrek (Assistant Director - Theatre Under the Stars), and Shrek Jr, and Peter Pan Jr, (Kay Meek Centre).