Musical Theatre & Voice Faculty
JB Vanier – Director
JB Vanier is an award winning director, playwright and actor originally from Montreal by way of Miami. An Honor’s graduate from Bishop’s University (Theatre) and the Artistic Director to the Little Forks Theatre Company for three years, JB has performed and directed theatre ranging from classical and Shakespearean pieces to contemporary Canadian works. He is also trained in the Pochinko method of clowning. In 2015, he moved to Moncton to join the Centre for Arts and Education. He’s since had the privilege of teaching acting in the Arts After School program and directing the Musical Theatre productions. In 2017 he had the opportunity to write the script for last year’s musical theatre production, The Jungle Book.
Jennie Del Motte – Music Director
Jennie Del Motte is a classically-trained singer and pianist with a passion for music of all kinds, and musical theatre in particular. A graduate of Mount Allison University (B.Mus, voice and composition) and U of A (M.A. Music in Theory, History, World Music and Composition), Jennie has spent the past 20 years working as a musician and performer throughout the Maritimes. Credits include: Live Bait Theatre (There is a Land of Pure Delight, Home and Away, The Heart that Knows), Vancouver Chamber Choir) composer: Wondering, Harvest Moon), Mount Allison University’s Windsor Theatre and Motyer-Fancy Theatre (How to Succeed in Business, Spring Awakening, Cabaret), and countless dinner theatres (her husband has been asked numerous times if he is “Mr. Tooth Fairy”). Jennie makes her home in Sackville, NB where she teaches part-time at Mount Allison University and spends the rest of her time running after her two-year-old daughter Megan.