Being part of Saskatchewan Express is like being part of a great big family and as part of that family, we take pride in all of their accomplishments. Take a look below to follow the careers of some of our amazing past performers.

 

PERFORMERHOMETOWNCAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Matt AlfanoReginaPerformed in West Side Story and Crazy for You at Straford Festival, 2014
Performed on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar , 2012
Performing at Stratford Festival from 2007 to Present
Performed for Charloteetown Festival 2004, 2005 & 2006
Performed for Holland America Cruise Lines 2006
Megan AlfanoReginaTeaching dance and choreography community and profesional shows in London, ON
Former Director of the Regina Musical Theatre Studio
Choreographer for Saskatchewan Express
Former Director of the Regina Mini Express and The Expressions
Parres AllenMoose JawStarred as Shrek in Shrek at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, ON
Currently pursuing a stage career in Toronto
Performed at Oakville Summer Theatre and at the Deerhurst Resort in Ontario
Television credit include The Shania Twain Story
Ashely ArnettYorktonPerforming in Somewhere with You with The Bleecker Company out of Toronto
Starred in the Classical Theatre Project, Toronto production of Hair , touring North
America January to May, 2014
Danny BalkwillReginaTouring North America in the hit rock opera Rock of Ages
Appeared in The Buddy Holly Story at the Globe Theatre, 2012
Appeared in HONK! At Globe Theatre in Regina, 2010
Performed in We Will Rock You , Toronto 2007 - 2009
Released his first full-length solo CD of original songs June, 2006
Played Ren in Footloose for Theatre Under the Stars in Vancouver
Perfomed in ABBA musical Mamma Mia! in Toronto and US touring company
Top 30 finalist in Canadian Idol, 2003
Dean BalkwillReginaAppeared in numberous national TV commericals
Played the lead Hyena in The Lion King in Toronto
Played Kenicki in Grease on Broadway
Appeared in various roles in Rent , Toronto
Appeared in Canadian tour The Who's, Tommy
Appeared in Guys and Dolls , Charlottetown Festival
Roles in television and film
Jim BallantyneSaskatoonWorld famous jazz pianist currently living and working in New York
Released five CD's
Juno Award winnter 1992
Gina BeckSaskatoonTeaching opera in Boston
Appeared with the Boston Pops Orchestra
Carrie BetkerSaskatoonAppeared at Tokyo Disney
Performed in industrial shows in Toronto and New York
Toured to Canadian Forces bases in the Middle East
Appeared in Beauty and the Beast , Toronto
Donalyn BobyckReginaDance studio operator in Las Vegas
Professional dancer in Las Vegas
Performed in U.S tour of 42nd Street
Nicole BourgeoisAssiniboiaAppeared in Covert Affairs
Performed in Mirvish Productions and Tokyo Disney
Performed in We Will Rock You , in Germany and Toronto
Performed in 42nd Street in Germany
Performed in productions in Russia
Performed for Sunquest Cruise Line
Won the Triple Threat Award - Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, Toronto
Brian BowleyMoose JawArtistic Director, Repertory Company, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre
Performed in numerous productions in Germany including Cats , Guys and Dolls and
Phantom of the Opera
Studied opera at McGill University
Patrick BurwellSaskatoonProfessional perfomer in Toronto
Performed in Forever Plaid for Globe Theatre at Casino Regina
Travelled internationally in Carmeron McIntosh's Hey! Mr. Producer
Performed in numberous productions for the Charlottetown Festival
Ashely Carter BlackReginaStarred in the movie King of the Camp
Perfomed for Drayton Production in Ontario in Beauty and The Beast , Nunsense
and The Mikado
Performed at Charlottetown Festival 2004 & 2005
Played the lead role of Charity in Sweet Charity , Sheridan College, Toronto
Jane CookeSaskatoonAppeared in television and film including the movies The Other Me and Sins of
the Father
Appeared in movie of the week Flood: A River's Rampage with Richard Thomas
Appeared in an episode of Falcone for CBS and PSI Factor for CTV
Performed at Stratford in West Side Story and Dracula
Performed in U.S. and Canadian touring companies of Beauty and The Beast
Cory Daubenfeld ChalkSt. BrieuxFormer Entertainment Director, Canada Place - Vancouver
Performed for Holland America Cruise Lines
Andrea Etheridge (nee Day)ReginaOwner/Director of Hinterland Dance Academy in Gold Coast, Australia
Performer on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Mariner of the Seas
Chosen as one of eight dancers our of 150 for Paul Taylor's Esplanade produced by
the University of Arizona
Kim Dedman (nee Braaten)CabriPerformed as Guilia in The Gondoliers for the Savoy Society in Ottawa
Kirk DeHavenMoose JawFormer Production Manager/Technical Director for Saskatchewan Express
Performed across Canada with male a cappella group HOJA
James EdgeStrasbourgPlaced in top 100 competitors on Canadian Idol 2005
Performed with HOJA, an all male a cappella group
Jeremy ElderHumboldtAppeared in national TV commercials
Performed in Forever Plaid for Globe Theatre and Casino Regina
Performed for Celebrity and Holland America Cruise Lines
Played Stuart Dalrymple in Brigadoon at the Sunshine Festival in Orillia
Aubree EricksonReginaAppearing as Suzy Simpson in The Marvelous Wonderettes at Souris Valley Theatre
in Estevan 2014
Dan FalkMoose JawPublished his first book Getting Ahead: Touring the World as a Giant Dancing Bear
in 2014
Stars in a Hyundai commerical
Appeared in productions of Snow White and Aladdin at the Mae Wilson Theatre in
Moose Jaw, SK
Appeared in Shakespearean plays in the Toronto area
Appeared in As You Like It Can Stage Productions, Toronto
Stephan FlegelMoose JawPerformed with HOJA, a male a cappella group out of Saskatoon
Heidi FordHumboldtNationaly recognized Contemporary dance coach, choreographer and adjudicator
Performed on Broadway
Performed at the Charlottetown Festival
Scott FreethyRosetownAppeared in HONK! At Globe Theatre in Regina, 2010
Performed in Mamma Mia! In Toronto
Toured for two years from Taiwan to New York with Latin Sensations Revue
performing as Ricky Martin
Performer with Celebrity Cruise Lines
Stan GarchinskiNaicamWrote winning song for 90th and 100th anniversaries of Saskatchewan
Chrissy Bottaro (nee Gartner)ReginaPerformed with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines with her husband and fellow dancer
Armando Bottaro
Former rehearsal director and assistant choreographer for Saskatchewan Express
Performed as dancer, vocalist and dance Captain on Disney Magic Cruise ship
Leora Perrie (nee Godden)ReginaRecorded an album with husband, Scott Perrie in 2014
Appeared in Shout Sisters at Globe Theatre in Regina 2012
Appeared in HONK! At Globe Theatre in Regina, 2010
Appeared as Anne Muury in production in Halifax
Anne of Green Gables , Globe Theatre 2008
Eva Peron in Evita , Persephone Theatre Saskatoon
Graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York
Performer, Souris Valley Theatre 2004 - 2006
Solosit with Regina Symphony Orchestra
Appeared in Globe Theatre's production of Beauty and The Beast
Has recorded several CD's
Alvaro GonzaloReginaAppeared with his band at locations across the Middle East
Pamela Gordon-WiebeReginaAppeared in Cabaret at the Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton
Appeared in various performance ventures across the Middle East
Appeared as Sandy in Grease , at Citadel Theatre in Edmonton
Principal performer at the Mayfield Theatre in Edmonton
Principal performer in Toronto production of Gershwin's Crazy for You
Stuart GrahamNorth BattlefordAppears in numberous opera and operetta productions around the world including
The Merry Widow , The Most Happy Fella , La Dame Blanche and The Land of Smiles
Graduated from McGill Univerisyt and Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag,
Netherlands
Jason HuskaPrince AlbertToured North America with The Wizard of Oz
Shandar Mann (nee Gray)RaymoreEnjoyed a career as a country singer and recording artist
Released a second CD
Released her first CD with Touchwood Studios in February 2001
Released popular hit Gimme Some Mo'
Aidan HawrylukSaskatoonPerformed in WOW Entertainment dinner theatres in Winnipeg and Edmonton
Scott HeatcoatAssiniboiaReleased an album of accordion music, Lock Up Granny!
Appeared in the Canadian move Remember , released in 2012
Appearing in The Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, Albert during July 2011
Terry Ivanochko ApostlePreecevilleCurrently CTV Morning Live Weather Specialist in Winnipeg, MB
Worked as radio morning news and mid-day news for 1290 CFRW in Winnipeg
Appeared in two made for TV movies as well as the feature film Shall We Dance
Performed with Celebrations Dinner Theatre in Edmonton
Craig KielEarl GreySummer Production Manager for Saskatchewan Express 2011
Performed CANCON shows with Brad Johner and other entertainers for troops
stationed in Bosnia
Ellen Kolenick NasserSaskatoonSuccessful recording artist with new CD's released in 2012 & 2013
Performed for Norwegian Cruise Lines
Graduated with Honours from Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria
Darren LaceyReginaPerformed with gospel singer, Carmen, during U.S. tour
Performed in Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show 2000
Danced at Disney World and music videos
Lara Lyyn LaceyReginaCurrently working in television in Calgary
Performed in the original cast of Animal World at Disney World
Rebecca LascueReginaAppearing as Betty Jean Reynolds in The Marvelous Wonderettes at Souris Valley
Theatre in Estevan, 2014
Jennifer LawsonLumsdenWon Fresh Faces Model Search 2004
Performed at Tokyo Disney as dancer, character actor
Kevin LeddingRosetownPerformed in the Yukon Summer Follies and at the Palace Grand Musical Theatre
in Dawson City
Charles Lubiniecki (aka Charlie David)YorktonStarred in the movie More Scenes from a Gay Marriage
Executive Producer of mini-series Coming Out
Hosted Bump! Travel reality show
Co-owner/operator of Border2Border Productions
Produced and starred in first feature film, Mulligans , 2009
Co-owner of talent agency Los Angeles/Vancouver and of Rubber Ducky Productions
Stars in criticcally acclaimed TV series Dante's Cove
Hosted Crash Test Mommy on The Life Network
Appears as the lead in a new Lionsgate TV series Charlie and The Party Machine
Enjoys a successful modelling career
Appeared in several TV shows on NBC, BBC, The Learning Channel and The Discovery
Channel including an appearance on The Other Half , hosted by Danny Donaduce,
Dick Clarke and Mario Lopez
Duff MacDonaldWatsonStarred in Hank and Patsy's Heavenly Hoedown at the Orilla Stage Coompany in
Ontario
Prfoessional performer and recording artist in Toronto
Appears in numberous TV commercials
Appeared in Twist and Shout, The British Invasion at the Funfield Theatre,
Cambridge
Appeared as Guy, the costume designer in the new musical Killer Business at the
Factory Theatre in Ontario
Appeared in the films Something Like This and Insight
Appeared as the outlaw Don Calliway in the Canadian movie Billy the Kid
Appeared in Cinderalla Man with Russell Crowe
Appears as the barber in the movie version of The Music Man starring Matthew
Broderick
Headlined aboard Princess Cruise Lines
Played Hank Williams in Hank WIlliams, The Show He Never Gave in Toronto
Played Judas in Toronto production of Godspell
Appeared in Les Miserables , Toronto and Canadian Tour
Paula MacNeill GirvinReginaRecording artist and entertainer who appears on The Singing Bee
Performed for Holland America Cruise Lines
Appeared in film and television projects including Me and My Shadows and The
Judy Garland Story starring Judy Davis
Rochelle MajorReginaReleased her first CD I'm Gonna Be Alright in 2004
Chip McDanielSaskatoonDirects and choreographs for Prairie Skies Theatre
Writes, choreographs and stars in many productions inclduing shows for under-
priviledged youth
Performed as lead singer for Carnival Cruise Lines
Performed on Holland America Cruise Lines
Vocal coach of 2006 Saskatchewan Express Summer Tour
Producer of the Opening Ceremonies of the 2005 Jeaux Canada Games
Musical director, vocal coach, and associate choreographer for Saskatchewan
Express 2005 25th Anniversary Celebration Summer Tour
Appeared as Tony in Copacabana for Holland America Cruise ships
Performed musical revues for Stiletto Productions, Los Angeles
Beth McIvorShellbrookPerformed with Lunch Box Story Theatre, Children's Theatre Company, which
tours New York and Arizona
Celebrations Dinner Theatre Winnipeg and Edmonton
Lyle McMillanReginaPerformed on Norwegian Cruise Lines for nine years
Performed for Anita Mann Productions aboard Holland America Cruise Lines
Jessica NicholsonRouleauProfessional performer in Vancouver
Appeared as Jill in the premiere production of Canadian musical drama Dregs:
Rock Bottom in B.C.
Facilitated a summer theatre camp at the University of British Columbia
Taught a vocal improv speciality class at Capilano College
Eric NelsonReginaPerformed in summer theatre in B.C. in 2004
Graduate of Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria
Lauren PalmerReginaAppeared in Young Frankenstein, Prairie Skies Theatre
Randy OlteanCuparColumnist for Industry Dance Magazine
Performer in musical revues for Stiletto Productions in Los Angeles for Holland
America Cruise Lines
Appeared in Anne of Green Gables and Guys and Dolls, Charlottetown Festival
Danny PapadatosSaskatoonWorks and advocates for the LGBTQ community and was voted Mr. Gay Canada
2013
Placed among the top 100 singers on Canadian Idol 2005
Performed for Sandals resports in Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos Islands
Performed with provincial male a cappella gropu HOJA
Melanie PhillipsonMoose JawAppeared as Mimi in Guys and Dolls
Played Mrs. Darling and Tiger Lily in the Peter Pan Pantomime at the King's Warf
in Ontario
Professional performer in Toronto
Appeared in Sunday in the Park with George and Play, Orchestra, Play , Shaw Festival
2009
Performed in Hairspray in Toronto
Appeared in Lust's Labour Lost: A Rock Musical at the Sugarcaine Entertainment
Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival
Appears in national television commercials
Performed for Holland America Cruise Lines
Carman J. PriceReginaProfessional vocalist in Vancouver who released a CD in 2014
Formed musical group, the Carmen J. Price Quartet
Graduate Capilano College music program, Vancouver
Jeff PufahlSaskatoonAppeared in Les Miserables in Chemainus, B.C.
Starred as Avram in Fiddler on the Roof in Chemainus, B.C.
Starred in The Full Monty at Persephone Theatre, 2010
Director of Estevan Summer Theatre 2009
Appeared in Anne of Green Gables, Globe Theatre 2008 and Evita at the Persephone
Theatre, Saskatoon
Wrote and appeared in award winning fringe musical revue Caberlesque, produced
by B-Side Productions
Appeared in off Broadway production of the musical Caligua
Played Gaston in Regina Globe Theatre's production of Beauty and The Beast,
December 2004
Directed Regina Lyrical Light Opera's 2003 production of Cabaret
Directed several shows for Souris Valley Theatre including A Closer Walk with
Patsy Cline, Calamity Jane and Cocktails for 2009
Directed Regina Lyrick Light Opera's 2001 production of Guys and Dolls and 2000
production of Fiddler on the Roof
Performed in Globe Theatre production of Cruel Tears
Played "Romeo" and "Lysander" for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan summer
1999 & 2000
Lori RebalkinSaskatoonPlayed the princial role of Dainty June in Sherwood Park Musical Theatre's
presentation of Gypsy in 2006
Original Studio Director of the Saskatchewan Express Musical Theatre Studio -
Saskatoon
Original Director of the Saskaoton Mini Express and The Expressions
Performer in CANCON shows for the troops in Bosnia
Jody RipplingerLumsdenAppeared on Broadway in Aida and Dream
Appeared in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat , Toronto & Chicago
Appeared in the Canadian Tour of The Who's Tommy
Assistant choreographer to Wayne Cilento, Broadway chorographer
Assistant choreographer - Cynthis Dale special, CBC-TV
Angie RoyPaddockwoodWorking on new music with composer/performer Brad Smith
Graduate Grant McEwen in Edmonton
Is a member of female a cappella group in Calgary
Released a solo CD in 2009
Aijineen SagalReginaPlays violin with the band Li'l Jimmy's Chicken Pickers
Worked at Caravan Farm Theatre
Performed in Threepenny Opera at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon
Perform in Dead Reckoning for the Performance Works Granville Island in B.C.
Graduated from Studio 58 and worked at the Vancouver Playhouse and The
Electric Company
Craig SalkeldSaskatoonCurrently resides in Vancouver where he writes, arranges and produces music for
celebrities and up and coming young performers
frequently tours with Rory Allen - A Tribute to Elvis band
Producer, award winning Centennial song CD 2005
Music Director of Theatre Under the Stars - Vancouver
Appears in numerous productions as pianist/conductor at Casino Regina including
with Rory Allen
Writes and arranges music and has produced CD's
Jeremy SauerLiptonWorks as a sound and lighting technician as well as music composer for Globe
Theatre Regina
Performed as pianist in various groups on cruise ships
Amber SchneiderLeaderWas notmiated for numerous Saskatchewan Country Music Awards in 2010 and
enjoyed a successful career in country music
Attended Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton Music program for voice
Performer for 2005 at the Carlton Trail Jamboree, Rabbit Lake, A Taste of
Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Country Music Association
Show Prince Albert
Leanne J. ScottReginaCollaborated with Jeffrey Pufahl, another Express alumni, as a choreographer
for more than 10 theatrical shows, Caberlesque , Fiddler on the Roof , Guys and
Dolls and Cabaret , in which she also appeared as Sally Bowles
Appeared in lead roles on many episodic television shows and feature films
Kristen SehnBiggarPerformed in Toronto production of We Will Rock You
Brittany SorianoReginaTeaches and performs in Bournmouth, England at Stagecoach Theatre Arts School
Performed for Disney Entertainment as a character actor and singer/dancer
Cailin StadnykReginaAppeared at Fantine in Les Miserables in Chemainus, B.C. in 2013
Voices the character of Barbie in cartoons
Appeared in Last Resort f or Globe Theatre in Regina, 2013
Appeared in HONK! For Globe Theatre in Regina, 2010
Played the lead in Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliette in March 2005
in Vancouver
Expert "mocap" (motion capture) performer and has worked on numerous
animated movies
Played Fanny Brice in Funny Girl in the Arts Club Theatre Company at Vancouver's
Stanley Park Theatre
Appeared in the made for TV movie version of Once Upon a Mattress starring
Carol Burnett
Devra StrakerSaltcoatsAppeared as Velma von Tussle in Hairspray at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre in 2014
Appeared as Patsy Cline in a Closer Walk with Patsy Cline for the Globe Theatre in
Regina
Performs for Mayfield Inn Dinner Theatre, Edmonton
Performed for WOW Entertainment dinner theatre in Winnipeg
Dean SwanPlentyPerformed with Disney Magic Cruise Lines in several roles including Pluto and
Captain Hook
Linnea SwanSaskatoonAppears as a solo artist in The Company of One for TRIP Dance Company based in
Winnipeg
Appeared with Dancemakers company based in Toronto
Jacqueline ThairSaskatoonAppeared as Lulu in Cabaret and as Rachel in The Sea at the Shaw Festival
Appeared in Fire for Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon
Played Anita in West Side Story in Prince Albert
Appeared in Mayfield Inn in Edmonton Carousel
Performed in Jubilations and Celebrations productions in Winnipeg, Edmonton
and Calgary
Performed aboard Carnival Cruise Line's MS Fantasy
Shannon ThueReginaPerforms with the acclaimed Jazz band, The Deep End
Won CBC Best New Jazz Artist award, 2004 and can be heard on numberous jazz
music broadcasts
Teaches music at l'Ecole Gabrielle-Roy in Surrey, B.C.
Graduated with Bachelor of Music from Capilano College, Vancouver in 2004
Ksenia ThurgoodPrince AlbertAppeared in 100 Days of Happiness at the Montreal Fringe Festival in 2014
Appears across Canada on stage and in a film and television
Appeared as Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense at Souries Valley in Estevan in 2003
Performer in CANCON shows along with The Johner Brothers and other artists
for troops stationed in Bosnia
Jacob WagnerBulyeaWorked at Koba Entertainment
Appeared in touring production of A Chorus Line
Appeared in DoddleBops national tour
Ted WarrenReginaProfessional musician Toronto and professor in Jazz Studies at Humber College
Leader of Jazz combo The Ted Warren Commission
Drummer for the Boss Brass
Steven WildeReginaPlays and sings with the Toronto based band The Modern Hearts
Placed in top 100 competitors Canadian Idol 2005
Performed with provincial male a cappella group HOJA
Adrienne WilsonReginaProfessional actress in Toronto who appears in numberous commercials and TV
shows
Appeared as a named character on television series Zoey Busiek, Wild Card
Appeared in national television commercials
Kellen ZiffleReginaLiving and working in Toronto
Appeared in Dinner Theatre Productions in Calgary
Appeared as the male performing swing in My Fair Lady and The Admirable Crichton
at Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario for the 2011 season

 

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