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Michael Strickland.

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1-on-1 coaching, self-tapes and voice-over work.


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We’re proud of the reputation that The Winnipeg Actors Academy has been gaining in its first year -

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.




Born and raised in Winnipeg, Michael Strickland began his acting career with theatre at the age of 7 in school plays. 

He spent the last 6 years in Vancouver, where he graduated from the Vancouver Film School in 2014 with honours.

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, 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 recently returned to Winnipeg and hopes to bring a fresh new approach to the arts community that will push actors to go deeper and farther in their work.


His most recent acting credits include the role of Casey in Hallmark's "New Year's Resolution", Officer Parker in Brad Anderson's "Blood" and El Matador in the animated series "Supa Strikers".





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