Sharon Heldt

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Sharon continues her diverse acting career in theatre, musicals, classical theatre, film, television and commercials. You can catch Sharon in the first episode of Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale! As a teacher with over 25 years of experience, Sharon holds teaching credits with numerous leading arts organizations, most notably, Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA) where she has directed their last five musical productions. Sharon also coaches young hopefuls to succeed in entering various arts schools: ESA, Cawthra, Cardinal Carter, Sir Father Redmond, Wexford and Claude Watson’s Drama/Music Theatre Programs. Sharon is the founder and Artistic Director of ACTING OUT! Kids Theatre, a thriving children’s company in Roncesvalles Village, as well as co-director for Master Class Triple Threat Intensive, set to launch this July! Special thanks to the entire YPT Drama School for their unending support and opportunity to learn from our young actors.

Q&A with Sharon – Summer 2022

What is your favorite part about teaching drama?

It’s always a joy experiencing children having fun through drama games & bonding with their new friends. This summer will be more important than ever, as they move forward and grow as young artists. 

What is your favorite summer time activity?

Finally the warmer days are here! Long walks on the shores of Lake Huron is my ALL time favourite! At home in Etobicoke, gardening nurtures me. It keeps me grounded and connected with nature.

If a play was written about you, what would be the central theme?

My central theme would be laughter. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Keeping life light and enjoying the ride!

What are you looking forward to most about being in person for Summer?

I look forward to being IN-PERSON!! Our connections, playfulness and the development of our collective creations. Sharing unique stories with our audiences is the icing on the cake!