All of our instructors are industry professionals who are committed to creating a safe, fun, and rewarding experience.
Victoria Fuller is a Toronto based theatre artist and educator who hails from Newfoundland. Victoria moved to Toronto to pursue studies in musical theatre at Randolph College for the Performing Arts, and attained her Performing Arts Diploma. Upon graduation, Victoria studied at Glasgow's prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she received her M.A. in Musical Theatre Performance. Victoria quickly realized her passion lay in directing and teaching theatre.
Victoria has been teaching dancing, singing, and acting to children and adults for more than a decade, quite an accomplishment for a woman in her 20s. She currently runs her own musical theatre program, Little Red Theatre, in Toronto, for children of all ages. She is also a movement and drama instructor in the private school system at P.A.C.E. The Academy for Gifted Children, as well as several school throughout the TDSB. Victoria also teaches acting at her alma mater, Randolph College for the Performing Arts: Randolph Kids Performing Arts.
Victoria is the proud founder and Artistic Director of Echo Productions. She has directed many shows with the company, including: Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange(The Tarragon Theatre); The Walk; Frankenstein; Dog Sees God (Second City); Bonnie & Clyde (The Factory Theatre); Jekyll & Hyde; Context; Charlie: Son of Man; and, Charlie Mobile and the Window to the World. Bonnie & Clyde was awarded a federal grant and was remounted in 2016 to tour the east coast of Canada. Context has been selected for presentation in the 2018 Rendezvous with Madness film festival in Toronto. Charlie: Son of Man was also awarded a federal grant and will be remounted in 2019, to tour the east coast of Canada. Victoria was recruited to direct a number of short plays for The Playwrights’ Springboard, a platform in which playwrights showcase and see staged readings of their current works. Victoria was a nominee for Outstanding Direction at the 2018 My Entertainment World awards.
Victoria still performs as her schedule allows, most recently in 2017, as Rita in Educating Rita, opposite Peter MacDonald, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Victoria believes that her continued work as an actor allows her to maintain the actor’s perspective, when she wears her director’s hat.
Courtney Lamanna is a Toronto-based theatre performer, choreographer and drama educator. She graduated with a diploma musical theatre from the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in 2011. Courtney has over ten years of experience as a dance and drama educator, teaching at various schools and youth organizations in the GTA. Courtney currently works as a writer and puppeteer for The Concerned Kids Charity of Toronto, educating young people on social issues through the art of puppetry. This Courtney’s second term teaching with Little Red Theatre, and she is so proud of how far the cast has come!
Al Val has been performing as an improv and stand-up comic for over 12 years. Since his early years performing with the UWO Comedy Troupe, improv, spontaneity, and honesty have been the foundations on which he's built his act and brand. As a Second City Conservatory graduate, his training has provided him invaluable tools as a performer that has led him to Toronto Fringe, multiple TV and theatre appearances, and nationwide tours with troupe "StarWipe", "OverDude", and "My Roommate and Friend". He is excited to share his experience with young, eager minds in an encouraging and limitless setting
Robyn Noftall is a native of St. John's Newfoundland. She is a graduate of Randolph Academy ('14) and George Brown Dance ('12). Most recently Robyn produced and co-choreographed Nullius in Verba for the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival and is currently co-creating new movement for an Echo Productions remount of their original work Context this October in the Rendezvous Festival. She has worked as a choreographer and teacher with Mosaic Dance Company (St.Johns, NL) and Stardust Academy (Amman, Jordan) where she performed for HRH Queen Rania AL Abdullah (The Cultural Palace, AMM). Robyn has worked under the direction of Paul Aitken (Murdoch Mysteries,) Malgorzata Nowacka (The Chimera Project) and Victoria Fuller (Echo Productions).
Kathryn Laura Aiken
Kathryn hails from Northern Ireland and has moved to Toronto after living in London, UK for the last six years. Kathryn achieved her Master's in Musical Theatre Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and her first professional role was as a performer at Disneyland Resort, Paris. Since then, Kathryn has enjoyed performing across the UK, including the Wembley Arena, London and Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Kathryn loves to see her students grown in confidence and ability, while having lots of fun at the same time! Kathryn is thrilled to be part of the Little Red Theatre team and can not wait to see what Toronto has in store!