Brittany Banks

  • Role at Bravo Academy

    Senior Troupe Director & Choreographer

  • Education

    BMus in Vocal Performance & Theatre, University of Prince Edward Island, Randolph College for the Performing Arts, New International Performing Arts Institute (Austria)

  • Biography

    Brittany (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist from Prince Edward Island, now based in Toronto. Her background is in musical theatre performance, directing, and choreography, with an emphasis on collective creation, devised, and physical theatre practices. Her choreography and movement work has been featured in productions at the Charlottetown Festival, National Arts Centre, Sheridan College, Harbourfront Theatre, The Guild, Victoria Playhouse, and more. She has also directed productions such as Anne & Gilbert, How To Be a Lady, Grease, Footloose, Fame, High School Musical, and Go-Go Beach. Brittany is a proud graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island, an alumnus of Randolph College, and has studied directing and physical theatre under the mentorship of the Ostrenko Brothers in Austria, at the New International Performing Arts Institute. Brittany has performed on stages across the country and was a recipient of Musical Stage Company’s Banks Prize. Her favourite credits include Josie in Anne of Green Gables, Mamma Mia, Kronborg: the Hamlet Rock Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar (Charlottetown Festival), Amber in Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius), Cinderella in Cinderella (Torrent Productions), Red Rock Diner (Drayton), and Abegweit, Soul of the Island (Vancouver Olympic Games). Brittany has worked with Nightwood Theatre in their Young Innovator program and is currently continuing her education in theatre production via York Region Arts Council's Artrepreneur Program and Generator TO. Brittany is passionate about working with the next generation of performers, and for the past 15 years has worked as a dance instructor and theatre educator. In 2018, she established the Youth Actors Lab, a program bringing high-quality acting training to youth in Prince Edward Island. Brittany is committed to creating safe, inclusive spaces, and is thrilled to work with the fantastic students of Bravo Academy!