Our Faculty

Meet our talented and experienced faculty

NIC instructors are carefully selected according to our educational values and their valuable career and background. We created a team of talented professionals in their respective fields, with noteworthy industry experience, prestige and their outstanding ability to nurture the creative mind and shape the skills of students.
Faculty | Acting

Phil Granger

Head of Acting Department Philip Granger is the distinguished recipient of a Gemini Award and two Hollywood Drama-Logue Awards and is the Senior Academic Officer

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Faculty | Makeup

Michelle Grady

Michelle Grady has been a Makeup Artist for over 16 years, upon graduating top of her class, Michelle went straight into film. She has been in

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Faculty | Acting

John Emmet Tracy

In over thirty years as an actor, John has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and voiceovers. He has performed on stages throughout the world,

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Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon was born in Ottawa, Ont. and received his post secondary training at Ryerson University’s Theatre School in Toronto. Upon landing in the real

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Amir Aghelnejad

Amir has been a professional writer, director and post-production supervisor for over fifteen years. With stints as an MTV television segment producer, editor of multiple

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Dakota Daulby

Dakota Daulby is an emerging actor and writer originally from Vancouver, Canada. Daulby is the UBCP ‘Best Emerging Performer’ Award Winner who created an international

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Fei Ren

Born and raised in China, Fei Ren obtained her Psychology degree at UBC while working internationally as a model. She has appeared in various fashion

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Steven Roberts

One fateful day, on Main and16th, Robin Williams asked Steven what he was working on in acting class.“Good Will Hunting” Steven sheepishly admitted to which

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Raugi Yu

In the late 1990s, Yu began appearing on television. In 1998 he appeared in one episode of The Sentinel. In 2001, he was the voice

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Michelle Cyr

Michelle Cyr completed the Acting Conservatory Program at New Image College in 2016, and was cast in and involved in films, webseries, and staged plays.

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Eugene Lipinski

Eugene began his career as an actor at the age of 12 in Regina, Saskatchewan, appearing in local amateur theatre. It was on the stage,

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Jonathan Mason

Jonathan Mason is a Masters with Distinction Graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and local Vancouver actor. He has worked professionally in Canada

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Olivier Lunardi

Using his background as an accomplished Martial Artist, Olivier transitioned into stunts and fight choreography after obtaining his certifications in Seattle and Atlanta. Early in

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Tricia Collins

Tricia Collins is an actress and filmmaker. She most recently wrote, directed and played the lead in Clinch: A Violent Love Story about professional female

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Ben Bass

Among his 30+ years of TV and film credits, Ben is best known as the edgy, rule-breaking detective Sam Swarek on ABC’s hit series Rookie

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Jessica McLeod

Jessica McLeod has been acting for an embarrassing amount of time (more than two-thirds of her life… ew) in the Vancouver film and television world.

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Harrison Houde

Harrison has acted in over 100 episodes of television. He hosted 3 seasons of an educational children’s science show called Finding Stuff Out (2011-2014) in

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Hans Potter

Hans Potter has been acting since he was a wee lad back in the tundra of Alberta. His passion for acting would lead him to

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Michael Karl Richards

Michael Karl Richards lives with his wife and two cats near the rocky beaches of the Pacific Northwest. A working actor since 2001 with a

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Jordan Waunch

ordan Waunch is a Vancouver based Métis performing artist, public speaker, and emerging filmmaker. A graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Film And

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Marie Sharp

Marie V. Sharp grew up in Nanaimo, BC and moved to Vancouver in 2009 to pursue her acting career. She completed the Acting for Stage

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Oliver Rice

A graduate from Kings College London Law School with an upper second class degree in Law, Oliver spent a great deal of his student life

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Evelyn Chew

Evelyn has been an actress based in Vancouver for almost 15 years. She is a graduate of both Douglas College and Studio 58 Acting Programs.

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Cory Stuppard

With over ten years of experience Cory is a wildly driven actor/comedian who is trained in Improv, Stand up and Sketch Comedy. He has trained

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Daniel Ginnane

Born in Perth, Western Australia. With experience as a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Daniel has taught Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing), MMA and fighting for

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James Challis

James Challis is from beautiful Australia now residing in British Columbia. Originally James worked as a junior producer of a video production company called Fade

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Paul Anthony

Paul Anthony is the Host, Creator and Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed television variety series “Paul Anthony’s Talent Time!” that aired for 3 seasons

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Faculty | Esthetics & Nails

Crystal Anderson

Program Director of the Spa department. Crystal was taking a Nail Technology program when she looked over and saw the Estheticians working on clients. Right

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Faculty | Acting

Rami Kahlon

Rami Kahlon is an actor, writer, and director based in Vancouver, British Columbia. For the past ten years, she’s worked in leading and supporting roles

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Tina Marie McCulloch

Tina Marie McCulloch is a Canadian casting director, best known for her work on two seasons of the multi-award-winning and two-time Canadian Screen Award-nominated, NarcoLeap

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Jenn Griffin

Originally from Alberta, Jenn is grateful to live, work and play on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples.As a playwright, Jenn was awarded

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Hassam Mairaj

Hassam has been associated with the film and tv industry for the past 8 years. He has extensively worked as a cinematographer and director on

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Connor Lang

Connor Lang is a Vancouver-based filmmaker with a specialization in the dramatic flares of narrative. He continues to work on an eclectic range of projects

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Faculty | Esthetics & Nails

Jessica Vero

Jessica has been working in the beauty industry since 2003. Trained in both makeup and nail artistry. She takes pride in advancing her skill set

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Faculty | Acting

Travis Turner

Travis Turner is a talented voice artist with a long history of success in the film, television, and music industries (IMDB page; Behind the Voice Actors profile).

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Faculty | Esthetics & Nails

Mayra Dominguez

Growing up in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Mayra has always had a unique fascination with making others feel beautiful. “When I was really young I used

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Faculty | Acting

Carla Alcántara

Carla Alcántara was born in Mexico City in 1990. Graduated in Science Communications from Universidad del Valle de México in Mexico City and exchange student

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Katherine Hill

Katherine Hill (Kat) is an award winning British Screenwriter, Director and Acting coach. She received her B.A Honours in Film and Theatre at The University

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Faculty | Makeup

Johanna Mintz

Johanna has been an artist for as long as she can remember. After high school, she did a 4-year art degree from Emily Carr University,

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Faculty | Acting

Amazyles Silva

Originally from Brazil, Amazyles Silva started pursuing acting and dancing from an early age. She was part of multiple theatre performances such as Entre Mundos

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Skaru Doerksen

Skaru Doerksen is a storyteller, she loves bringing stories into life in different ways, from acting to directing. She has the talent, the fire and

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Mauricio Romero

Mauricio Romero is a Mexican actor and singer, after studying musical theatre in Primera Fila and Strasberg method at Natalia Traven school, Mauricio went on

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Jason Schombing

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Jason moved to New York where he began his now 30 year long career in the film industry. While

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Faculty | Makeup

Carolina Gomez

Carolina Gomez moved to Vancouver to pursue a career in makeup for film and television. After graduating from the programs of Fashion and Film Makeup

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Shimon Karmel

Shimon is an internationally published and award-winning photographer (Photo France NRJ Award 2010, Photolife Emerging Pro Award 2009, CAPIC XPOSE Award 2010 and 2014, Applied

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Faculty | Esthetics & Nails

Anna Vu

Master Lash Artist Anna at a young age has always had a passion for the beauty industry. She started her journey by attending Vin Beauty

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Cory Keys

Cory started drawing and painting when he could first pick up a pencil. After graduating from art school, it wasn’t long before he was teaching.

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Faculty | Esthetics & Nails

Alejandra Uribe

Holding a Bachelor’s Degree education as a translator and interpreter, Ale set her sights on a worldwide career. She can speak and communicate in four

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Faculty | Acting

Brent Fidler

Brent is an award-winning actor/screenwriter, novelist, director and producer. He has appeared in over three dozen American television series and movies, earning a Best Actor

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Sergio Osuna

Sergio Osuna is an actor originally from Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico with over 15 years in the industry. After graduating from the Acting for Film and

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