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 - 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 - 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.
Kim Mattice-Wanat - Vocal Instructor

Kim Mattice-Wanat is the vocal instructor for the BFA Program at the University of Alberta and the Artistic Director of Opera Nouva
Stacey Highbaugh - Pre-School  & Junior Instructor

Stacey Highbaugh returns for the 2016/17 season 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.
Carlye Highbaugh - Tween Dance Instructor / Pre-School Assistant

Carlye Shae Jasnoch is an alumnus of Edmonton Musical Theatre and is an accomplished performer in her own right. She started instructing in the Play Shop Program in 2009 and then in the Rising Star Program in 2011, as well as being the Dance Instructor & Choreographer in the EMT Tween Program since 2012 and the Teen Program since 2013. Carlye received her 10 Year Performing Award with EMT in 2014 and the Lindsay Thomas Excellence in Musical Theatre Memorial Award in 2010.She started performing for family functions at the age of 3 and gradually expanded to public performances by the time she was 5. Carlye graduated from Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts. Other performances include numerous school and dance productions and performances with the Edmonton Musical Theatre Adult Show Group for various conventions and community events. EMT is delighted to have Carlye returning to our Artistic team in both the Rising Stars Program and the Tween Program for the 2016/17 season.
Joy Quilala - Tween  Music Instructor
Joy graduated with a music degree in 2000, majoring in piano and voice.  She traveled across the United States and Canada, playing the piano,  performing for Pope John Paul II in Toronto in 2002.  She was musical co-director for Gypsy with Sherard Musical Theatre in 2007, and accompanist for several shows in the Edmonton.  As a vocalist, Joy was involved with Edmonton Musical Theatre for 5 years and was the recipient of the Dr. Dasha Goody Memorial Scholarship in 2006.  Other  credits include Seussical: The Musical (Gertrude) with EMT, White Christmas with Festival Players, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Milly) with ELM Theatre, and Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical (Lady Beaconsfield), Titanic: The Musical (Marion Thayer),The Full Monty (Pam) and Miss Saigon (Ellen) all with Two One Way Tickets To Broadway Productions. From 2009-12 she was the musical theatre instructor at The Art of Dance in St. Albert and was also the musical director for Austin O'Brien High School's production of  Zombie Prom in April 2011.  Joy performed in The Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree in 2012, 2013 & 2015 both as a vocalist and director of the kids' choir. This fall she will begin teaching musical theatre at Dance Experience, along with her much loved time teaching at Edmonton Musical Theatre. She is currently  preparing to join the prestigious Vocology In Practice network. She applies her knowledge of the singer's physiology and attention to detail apply in all areas of her vocal instruction including technique, breath, ear training, range, stage presence and performance skills. She instructs  the piano with a focus on music theory, sight reading and accompaniment. Joy is passionate about encouraging students to realize their potential and break through their self-imposed barriers to embrace their talents and creativity as artist.
Victoria Suen- Teen Dance Instructor
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Victoria began dancing at the age of 4 with the Shelley Shearer School of Dance and trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, musical theatre, and hip hop with several highly acclaimed instructors. Victoria has received many awards throughout her dance career including several scholarships at the Manitoba Dance Festival and at dance conventions, as well as special awards at the Canadian National Dance Competition. In 2005 Victoria qualified to represent Canada at the World Dance Championships with a jazz solo earing a score of 97%. Professional credits include The King and I (Rainbow Stage), Pot of Gold Musical Revue (Rainbow Stage), Franklin at the Symphony (KOBA), Friendship Acapella Ensemble (Paquin), and The Backyardigans on Tour (KOBA). Victoria taught at the Shelley Shearer School of Dance for 8 years and in that time instructed students aged 4-21 in a variety of disciplines with several students going on to win dance accolades and titles worldwide. Victoria moved to Edmonton to pursue a PhD in Psychiatry which she completed in 2014. She is excited to have joined the EMT family and make her return to the stage after a 6 year hiatus!
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”.
EMT Youth Show Group