MMus, BEd, BFA.
YPC's Owner and Artistic Director
Brittanny is a local performing artist who resides in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia with her husband, Brett. She has been running performing arts programs since 2007. She has directed dozens of young company musicals such as Grease, Wizard of Oz, Shrek: The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Into The Woods, The Lion King, Jack and the Beanstalk, Frozen, Footloose and Les Miserables. Her acting credits include 'Velma Kelly' in Chicago (Toronto), 'Maureen' in Rent (Toronto), 'Wicked Witch' in Wizard of Oz (PEI), 'Rizzo' in Grease (PEI), and 'Dragon' in Shrek (Halifax), to name a few. She has also performed with Feast Dinner Theatre (PEI) and Second City (ON). She is a member of Carl Orff Canada, Performing Arts Educators of Canada (Jazz), Royal Academy of Dance and NSMEA / CMEA. She studied Performing Arts at York University (Toronto, ON) and graduated in 2011 with a double major in Dance and Music (Jazz Vocal Performance). She then went on to complete her Bachelor of Education from Crandall University (Moncton, NB) and her Masters in Music Education from Western University (London, ON). She has presented at numerous education conferences for dance, drama and music, and she is currently conducting research in the field of vocal pedagogy with a focus on contemporary vocal belting, which has recently been published. She has taught grades P-12 in public schools through HRSB/HRCE, and currently teaches music and drama at Marine Drive Academy. In addition to teaching public school, she has taught Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Break Dance, Musical Theatre, Voice, Piano, Ukulele and Guitar through Maritime Dance and Maritime Theatre School, Fall River School of Performing Arts, and Halifax Rec (Lake and Shore, Porter's Lake) where she founded and designed the successful "Broadway Bound" program. She is passionate about performing arts education and has been recognized by the Nova Scotia government for her efforts. She would like to thank all supporters of YPC for helping make it such a success!
Marissa is a dance teacher and an assistant with the junior musical theatre class here at YPC. She does the choreography for many of the pieces in the musicals and teaches Ballet, Tap, Creative Movement and Jazz on Saturdays! She loves getting to work with these amazing kids. Marissa has been dancing since she was 7. Her main styles of dance are ballet, jazz and modern. She also enjoys acting. She started acting when she was 10. Some of her past roles have been Matilda in Matilda the Musical, Fiona in Shrek the musical and Sandy in Grease (directed by Brittany Hann). She was a member of the the All city girls choir elementary and senior for a total of six years. This past year, she was Regina George in YPC's MEAN GIRLS: A Musical Revue. She loves theatre and is thrilled to get the opportunity to work with the students at YPC!
Madison Hare-Burke: Musical Theatre
Maddie is a volunteer for YPC. She also is one of our pre professional students! She has been involved with the performing arts for a few years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She was with Dartmouth Dance Academy for 2 years where she was learning hip-hop. A role she has played in the past is Vince Fontaine in the musical “ Grease”, at Ellenvale Junior High School, as well as Rusty in YPC's Footloose and "Janis" in MEAN GIRLS: A Musical Revue. She also studies voice under the tutilage of Brittanny Hann-Bowness and assists with our Saturday dance classes. She is so excited to be a part of such a great program like YPC!
Chloe Wentzell: Musical Theatre
Chloe is a student teacher with the junior students here at YPC. Chloe has been doing theatre since she was 11! Some of her notable roles have been Donkey in Shrek: the Musical, Rizzo in Grease (both directed by Brittany Hann!), Amber in Hairspray and Grandma Addams in the Addams family musical. Last year, she played Ren in YPC’s Footloose and just recently played Cady Heron in YPC's Mean Girls Revue. Chloe has been a member of both the Lake City voices choir in elementary and the Dartmouth all-city girls choir (Vocala) in jr-sr high, as well as taking voice lessons. She is so glad to be a part of these wonderful productions, and to work with the fantastic junior class!