Our Instructors

Meet the instructors who bring you the best in fun and educational camps, both online and in person.

Norah Rahman

Greenthumb Gardening Camp & Wildlife Cardio Exercise

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Norah is a International Baccalaureate student with a science concentration who moonlights as a karate instructor, english tutor, and cat mom. She loves to be involved, and some of her favourite extracurriculars are her role as DECA president, school ambassador, and badminton team member. Norah also likes to write poems, and she has been published in Toronto Public Library’s youth anthology. Other accomplishments she is proud of include: getting her black belt, her Harry Potter fan-fiction hitting 31k views, her two year tenure as anime club president, and making grade 11 honour roll. In her spare time, Norah enjoys hanging out with her friends, devouring books, and trying to get the latest pair of Jordans.

athena kaitlin trinh

Wizarding Camp

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athena kaitlin trinh is a recent acting graduate from the National Theatre School of Canada. She is a Dora nominated, queer, Chinese-Vietnamese actor, writer, and spoken-word poet.

 

With roots stemming from Southern China, Toronto, and all over Viet Nam, athena celebrates her Chinese-Vietnamese heritage and dedicates herself to diverse, intersectional, and inclusionary art-making.


athena is a settler in Tkaronto, on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas, the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee peoples. She has worked on numerous workshops and shows in the city and continues to hone her craft with various theatre companies and mentors.

 

She is represented by Robyn and Dan Friedman at Compass Artist Management.

Cameron Ferguson

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Storytelling and Acting Camps

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Cameron is a writer, producer, director and actor.

 

At the age of eighteen Cameron was scouted by Ford Models New York and consequently spent the next seven years as an international model working for clients such as Cosmo, Ralph Lauren, Elle, and Vogue in Paris and New York. 

 

Following her fashion career, she went on to obtain her theatre and teaching degrees. She has published academic articles and co-authored a dramatic arts textbook “Dramaworks” which has had Canada wide sales.

 

Cameron completed her Masters of Arts at OISE and has been involved in speaking at conferences such as UNICEF that address equity arts initiatives in education.

 

After a twelve-year position as a high school educator and theatre department head, Cameron recently started a production company with the goal of producing content that explores the intricacies of relationships in all their forms.

 

She an is OCT certified teacher and has taught on both the YRDSB and TDSB. Cameron also works as a set teacher on many film and TV productions in the city. 

Katya Kuznetsova

Dance Camp 

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Katya Kuznetsova is a professional dance instructor and choreographer on a mission to facilitate enjoyable dance experiences for everybody, regardless of skill level or variations in physical ability. Originally from the Russian Far East, she trained in competitive ballroom dance since age of eight. In her teens, she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she studied a variety of dance styles including Jazz, Contemporary, Swing, Salsa and Afro-Cuban. During her decade in Alaska, Katya taught for the University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance and founded and co-directed Ritmovida Dance Partnership – the first Salsa dance company in the state. Since moving to Toronto, Canada in 2009 and earning a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance Dramaturgy and Choreography, she has worked as an independent dance artist, teacher and choreographer. She is a founder and director of Dance Together Project and a co-producer of the annual Dance Together Festival.

Armon Ghaeinizadeh

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Dance

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Armon Ghaeinizadeh is a Toronto based dancer, actor and award-winning choreographer.

 

Productions Armon has choreographed in the city of Toronto would include; Electra, Hairspray, The IrRational Trilogy, DEEP END, and CINDERELLA A Musical Pantomime. 

 

Armon has also been choreographing and teaching dance with the Only Human Dance Collective at the University of Toronto since 2016 choreographing for productions including MOSAIC, ONCE UPON A TIME, ELEMENTS, and RIPPLE.

 

As the Artistic Director of New Story Productions, Armon has also taught and lead multiple community building dance and movement workshops for people of all backgrounds and ages.

Rachel Marks

ASD Improv Camp

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I first saw a Roseneath show when I worked in Front of House at YPT in the 90’s (sssh, don’t tell anyone how long ago that was!) and have been drawn to their work ever since.

 

Roseneath creates and presents work that allows all kids and youth to see themselves represented on stage, so offering an Improv class for kids on the autism spectrum is just a natural evolution for the company.

 

I am excited to work with all the kids and youth who sign up for the class! It’s going to be a super fun 4 weeks of Improv games!

Bret Rikheim

Dungeons & Dragons &
How to Train Your Dungeon Master

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Bret has been a nerd of everything involving fantasy novels, movies, and video games. He started with making small stories to share with his local Dungeons and Dragons players.

 

Since then, he has been working with several Tabletop Roleplaying Systems creating adventures for beginners and experts alike.

 

During his education for Science and Technology Studies at York University, he began to work with Roseneath Theatre developing DND series, How To Train Your Dungeon Master, and other TTRPG events.

 

Working with tabletop has been a transformative experience throughout the years and have increased reading comprehensions, mental math, literacy, foundations of theatre, and teamwork. All of this would not be possible without the love and support of fellow family and friends along with Roseneath Theatre. The adventure never ends!