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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 FOUNDER
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 and colleague, Paneet Singh, they managed to completely revamp the theatre and film department and made it one of the most sought-after film programs at the Arts Umbrella - South Surrey locations history.
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 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, Niall Matter, Jillian Murray, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lea Thompson, and Michelle Monaghan. Some of his most recent acting credits include Mike in Hallmark's "Holiday Hotline"Rory in Hallmark's "A Lifelong Love", Terrance in Lifetime's "The Hillsdale Adoption Scam", David in Great American Family's "A Brush With Christmas", Dustin (the pilot) in the CTV Comedy series, "Acting Good", El Matador in the animated series "Supa Strikers: Rookie Season", and seven voice characters in the "Warhammer: Chaosgate Daemon hunters" game including the main villain, Mortarion.
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