Breanne Ritchie

Breanne is a passionate arts educator, administrator, and advocate who is currently independent as the Covid-19 pandemic turns our arts education world upside down. She currently resides in Stratford, but spread her ambition far and wide in Toronto before that working for Young People’s Theatre, Canadian Opera Company, oaks ‘n acorns, Artistic Edge Dance Company, and Children’s Arts Theatre School among other GTA companies. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours from York University after studying Theatre with a focus on Arts Education. Now, as an arts administrator, she has played an integral role “behind the scenes” at Stratford Festival, Evolve Educational Tours, oaks ‘n acorns and at YPT where she served as Drama School Coordinator and had the opportunity to interact with the youngest of theatre participants by creating and teaching a program called Baby Drama Time. As a member of the PAONE Board of Directors, Breanne is eager to advocate for arts education and bring our passionate community together. She has an appreciation for theatre at any level and confidence for the role it can play in a child’s social growth and development.