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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thomas Potter

Thomas Potter is an ex-soldier who served with the PPCLI for 8 years, mostly in reconnaissance. Upon release from the military, he started working in

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Nikolai Witschl

Nikolai Witschl is an actor, writer, and improviser based in Vancouver BC, originally from Edmonton AB where he was born, raised, and trained. A graduate

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Robert Maloney

As an award-winning, Vancouver-based professional actor, with over 100 IMDB credits to his name, Robert’s 27-year career has taken him across the country and to

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Louise E. Lathey

Film has always been Louise’s passion and she has been writing screenplays since the age of 12. Throughout her youth she wrote, directed and edited

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Instructor Alexander Steele Zonjic
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Alexander Steele Zonjic

Alexander Steele Zonjic is an actor, playwright and producer, born and proudly raised in Windsor, Ontario. Alexander has spent the majority of his little life

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Michelle Allen

Michelle Allen has lived and worked in the Canadian Film and Television Industry for more than forty years. She formed the first Background casting company

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Sean Depner

Sean Depner (Born March 12, 1993) is a Canadian Actor who has starred in a number of TV shows as of the 2010s. He is

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June Laporte

June began working professionally in theatre at the age of eight, enrolling in various acting, singing, and dancing (ballet/pointe/tap/jazz) classes. Performances took place at Theater

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Nicholas Coombe

Nicholas Coombe, a fresh face in the entertainment industry, has swiftly become a notable figure in the world of acting. In The Wilds, he delivers

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Todd Thomson

As an actor for over twenty years, Todd has worked extensively in theatre and film and television. As a company member of the Bard on

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Bill MacDonald

William is one of Vancouver’s most experienced and versatile actors. He has over 142 IMDb credits; mostly guest star and supporting roles, recurring roles, and

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Jaycie Dotin

Jaycie Dotin is an accomplished stage, film, and television actor with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She is a dual citizen

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Tristan Manning

Tristan, an accomplished actor with a passion for teaching, brings a unique blend of experience and dedication to the classroom. Having honed his craft on

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Jack Gillett

Jack Gillett discovered his passion for acting at a young age, nurtured during his time at Gresham’s Senior School in Norfolk, U.K., where he eagerly

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Alexandra Quispe

Alexandra Quispe is a voice actor, film actor, and singer based in Vancouver, BC. A New Image College of Fine Arts graduate, she has over

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Danielle Butlin

Danielle has been working professionally as an actor and coach for over a decade across film, television and theatre. Danielle originally hails from Canberra, Australia

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Sebastian Ortiz Wilkins

Sebastian Ortiz Wilkins, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, expanded his horizons by delving into writing and directing his own projects over time. A pivotal moment in

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