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Founded in 1977 by Dr. Dasha Goody, Edmonton Musical Theatre (EMT) is a performance-training organization unique to Western Canada. EMT  is an independent, non-profit society without affiliation with any educational institution or with any amateur theatre.
 
How It All Started:
 
Dr. Goody began her own music career as a vocalist at the age of fourteen. In 1952, along with a young pianist, Tommy Banks, she started Orion Theatre and discovered a deep commitment to the musical training of young people. In 1977, Dr. Goody's'desire to work with young talent resulted in the founding of Edmonton Musical Theatre, to which she devoted her time, talents and passion for musical theatre until her death on June 7, 2001. During her lifetime, Dr. Goody was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades in honour and recognition of her dedication to musical theatre instruction, including the Woman of Distinction Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Training of Young People in 1991, an Honourary Doctor of Letters from the University of Alberta in 1994 and an induction into the Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in 1996. 
Dr. Dasha Goody - Founder
Edmonton Musical Theatre
Edmonton Musical Theatre's Board of Directors
Joyce Mellott
President
 
  joyce@edmontonmusicaltheatre.com
Rod Caroca
 
Vice-President
 
 
Margaret Stefanyk
 
 Secretary / Treasurer
 
marjoire@edmontonmusicaltheatre.com
Shannon Diachinsky
Director
 
 
Carly Neis
Director
carly@edmontonmusicaltheatre.com
James McBride
Director
 
 
Daisy Cheers
Director
 
 
 
Robyn Wispinski
Student Rep
 
 
Andrew Wood
Student Rep
 
Susan Rasko
 
Honorary Director / Designer
   srasko@edmontonmusicaltheatre.com
DR, DASHA GOODY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
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STEFFNI AULT

Steffni Ault  - General Manager / Choreograper
 
A graduate of the Theatre Arts Program at Grant MacEwan College, Steffni Ault has worked professionally throughout North America and around the world as an actress, dancer, and choreographer.  Steffni has worked with Grant MacEwan College, Red Deer's Centre Stage, Stage Polaris and the St. Albert Children's Theatre.  She was one of the original founding dancers of Kompany!, and co-founder and co-director of the Gold Dust Dancers, a performance troupe which has appeared in Las Vegas, Japan and all across Canada, including a Royal Command Performance for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in Ottawa.  Steffni started with Edmonton Musical Theatre as a very young dancer in 1978 and returned to the organization 18 years ago as a dance instructor and choreographer. Steffni served as Artistic Director for 6 years and has taken on the newly created role of General Manager beginning in the fall of 2007.
 

RANDY MUELLER

 
Randy Mueller - Music Director
 
Randy Mueller is an Edmonton based composer, choral director, vocal coach and music director. He received his formal training with the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Theatre Arts program at Grant MacEwan College. Randy's career in theatre began at Edmonton Musical Theatre as Resident Music Director from 1986 - 1988. It was there, under the guidance of Dr. Dasha Goody, that his passion for musical theatre was first realized. He made his conducting debut at age 19 with the Tommy Banks Orchestra for EMT's 1986 production 'From London With Love'". Randy also held the position of Music  Director for Stage Polaris from 1988 - 1999, and for ELOPE. Randy has worked with theatre companies throughout Western Canada including: Kompany!, Leave It To Jane, Celebrations Dinner Theatre, Keyano College (Ft. McMurray), Ground Zero (Calgary) and Canadian Western Theatre (Kamloops).  Randy has been an instructor for Theatre Alberta's summer drama camp for teens "Artstrek" for 7 years and the Foote Theatre School at the Citade.  He also provides accompaniment for the BFA acting program at the University of Alberta. Randy is the recipient of the 1996 Sterling Award (Edmonton) and the 2006 Betty Michell Award (Calgary) for Outstanding Music Director.

DAVID WILSON

David Wilson - Vocal Instructor
 
David Wilson (B.Mus, M.Mus) is a Singer, Conductor, Voice Teacher, Yoga Instructor, and Breath Therapist. In Calgary he served as Artistic Director of the Calgary Renaissance Singers, Debut Opera Society, and SPIRITUS Chamber Choir, winning a 1999 International Contemporary A cappella Recording Award for their CD "Crossing Bridges". In 1999, David received the Alberta Choral Federations' Con Spirito Award, and in 2004, was invited to the Évora Cathedral Music School in Portugal to present his Master's Thesis, "Manuel Cardoso of Portugal". Since moving to Edmonton he has served as Music Director for Vocal Alchemy, the Edmonton Recorder Orchestra, "My Fair Lady", Randy Mueller's "Dream King", "Mikado", and most recently, "RENT". In addition to singing with Edmonton Opera and teaching voice in both Edmonton and Calgary, David is the founder of Body, Breath, & Voice Integrative Therapy; he leads over fifty workshops a year in schools, offices, community centers and hospitals on the use of yoga, breath and voice to develop physical health, vocal strength, and personal confidence, as well as to unleash one's full creative potential. He is currently working on his first book.  His website is body-breath-voice.com.
 
 
 

STACEY HIGHBAUGH

Stacey Highbaugh - Pre-School  & Junior Instructor
 
Stacey Highbaugh returns  as the Artistic Instructor for the Rising Star Program and is delighted to bring her years of experience as an early childhood educator to the Program. We are excited that this year, Stacey will also be joining the artistic team of the Junior Program as the director/drama instructor. An accomplished performer in her own right, Stacey is an EMT alumnus whose past performances include shows with the group We Are Family and several EMT workshop and year-end shows. Stacey is also an instructor at CDI College for their Early Childhood Education Program.

SONJA GOULD

Sonja Gould -  Tween / Teen Drama Instructor
 
Sonja Gould is so thrilled to be joining the artistic teams at Edmonton Musical Theatre for both the Tween and Teen Programs. She brings a wealth of experience with her in to her position of director/drama instructor for both programs. Originally from Halifax, Sonja instructed in many programs and directed high energy productions throughout Nova Scotia. Upon moving to Edmonton she joined Edmonton Musical Theatre for the first time in their Major Show 2016, “Murder and Mayhem”. Sonja's Edmonton directing debut will take place in November with the Sherard Musical Theatre Association with their production “Battle Of The 90's”.
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