Born and raised in vibrant Kelowna, BC Élodie showed interest in the arts from a young age; dancing, singing and performing on many occasions around the city. At the age of 18, after graduating from high school she moved to Toronto to study performing arts at Randolph College of Performing arts.
Two full years of craziness followed and Élodie graduated in December 2015 from the performing arts program arts as a nominee to the triple threat award, and three awesome roles under her belt; Calpurnia (Julius Caesar) Eleanor (Big Love) and Morticia (The Addams Family musical).
Upon graduating from Randolph College, Élodie has kept busy in numerous performing opportunities. Amandine et Rosalie; a touring francophone kids show helped her reconnect with her inner child and gave her the chance to meet francophone children in Ontario. She went on to be cast in Stage West Calgary’s annual musical review Hollywood Hits.
Élodie also juggled the filming of two short films; Love Stinks and Love you to Death, which since then, have been viewed on the big screen in many festivals. Élodie is also super excited to be part of The Annex; an LGBTQ+ web series coming out (hehe) in the next year.
In both 2016 and 2017 Élodie served as a bilingual emcee for Kelowna’s acclaimed annual Maple Festival. She then emceed for the kids’ show Oh non ! put on by AKA Dance productions for immersion schools in the GTA.
Wanting to dip her toes in directing, Élodie created, directed and produced her first devised theatre piece called SPACES. This audience participation piece explored space and proximity between humans in all types of relationships and went up at the Cahoots Theatre venue. In 2017 Élodie directed Frontières Libres, an Ontario-written francophone play. With a company of 17 actors and inspired by Lecoq views on character discovery, she explored heightened stylistic theatre, chorus work and choreography.
On the teaching side Élodie created and directed a weeklong theatre workshop that catered to adults and elders in British Columbia’s communities. She travelled throughout B-C, teaching the theatre intensive to seniors and adults. Élodie also regularly gives workshops to students and professionals on breath + speaking techniques, team building, character development, clown work and improv skills.
Élodie can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for her.