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a place where students and instructors alike can thrive and make the most of their talents. We gladly welcome creative and passionate students from around the world.
The Winnipeg Actors Academy is an ideal Acting School for students to prepare for a career in the industry. We're committed to providing students with incredible learning opportunities through innovative training, classes and special events, hosted at reputable locations throughout the city of Winnipeg. Whether you’re enrolled or thinking of applying, continue browsing to find out about our programs, admissions and more.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Michael Strickland began his acting career with theatre at the age of 7 in school plays.
He spent 6 years living in Vancouver, where he graduated from the Vancouver Film School in 2014 with honors.
He then became an instructor for Arts Umbrella in South Surrey, where for 5 years he taught Acting for the Camera, The Art of Acting, Theatre Works, Creative Drama, and Musical Theatre. With his friend Paneet Singh, they managed to completely revamp the theatre and film department and made it one of the most sought-after programs in history at the Arts Umbrella - South Surrey location.
He has trained with numerous casting executives and directors including Jane Jenkins, Deborah Aquila, and Seth Yanklewitz, as well as coaches Andrew McIlroy, Bart Anderson, Matthew Lillard, and Leslie Kahn. He has spent the past few years specializing in techniques from theatre practitioners such as Adler, Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekov and Spolin. He returned to Winnipeg in 2019 and looks to bring a fresh new approach to the arts community that will push actors to go deeper and farther in their work.
Michael has had the privilege of working on projects alongside many actors, including Amy Teegarden, Michael Radi, Andy Sirkas, Jillian Murray, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lea Thompson, and Michelle Monaghan. Some of his most recent acting credits include David in Great American Family's "A Brush With Christmas", Dustin (the pilot) in the CTV Comedy series, "Acting Good", Casey in Hallmark's "New Year's Resolution", Officer Parker in Brad Anderson's "Blood", El Matador in the animated series "Supa Strikers: Rookie Season", and six voice characters in the "Warhammer: Chaosgate Daemon hunters" game including the main villain, Mortarion.
Catch him as Terrance in the upcoming Feature Film "The Hillsdale Adoption Scam" alongside Keisha Knight Pulliam on March 18th, 2023 at 8/7c on LifeTime.
As well as Ian in "The Spencer Sisters" on March 24th, 2023 at 9/8c on CTV.
Really. Ask us anything.