Acting, Voice, Performance
A trained and experienced performer and teacher, Frances works with actors and non-actors to develop presence, authentic performance, and overcome personal barriers to achievement.
Frances holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, with a focus on writing, dramaturgy, directing, and physical theatre. She spent 6 years in Australia, establishing herself as a performer, emcee, producer, and creative consultant.
Frances holds an Associate Performer Diploma (ATCL) with Trinity College, London, UK, and is a certified Speech Arts Teacher with Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Toronto, Canada and is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainer's Association (VASTA). Trained in Reiki, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Frances is a Certified Fitzmaurice Voicework® Teacher.
Frances has earned her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland, specialising in mental health, chronic pain, and neuro. She is also a triathlete.
Founder and Owner of 123 Steps Ahead, Vibrance's Canadian Partner
Since preschool, Natalie's journey with dance and theatre has been her passion. After completing her studies in Theatre and Dance in Vancouver and Montreal, Natalie gained further knowledge and experience in early childhood education.
123 Steps Ahead is the realisation of her vision for an inclusive dance program for children, 18 months and older. Successfully implemented by preschools, daycares, The English Montreal School Board, and March of Dimes Canada, Natalie is excited to bring her program to the United States.
Natalie describes it as an incredible journey to bring to life the dream of creating a program for kids of all abilities that democratises dance and contributes to their development and self-esteem. The dream continues as the program expands to meet the needs of children with a variety of musculoskeletal and sensory processing diagnoses.