STEFANO DiMATTEO - Creative Director/ Acting Coach
Originally from Toronto Ontario, began acting in Vancouver, where he studied his craft at the Lyric School for Acting while pursuing his career full time. Stefano’s first love is the stage but spends his time primarily working in Film & TV. Some of his credits include, lead + guest starring roles in ALPHAS, NIKITA, THE FIRM, FLASHPOINT, THE BOONDOCK SAINT II: ALL SAINTS DAY, THE CUTTING EDGE 3, THE LIZZIE McGUIRE MOVIE, LOST GIRL, STAR-GATE ATLANTIS and many more. He was also seen in the award winning T.V. mini-series, ACROSS THE RIVER TO MOTOR CITY, not to mention a co-starring role in George A. Romero’s most recent addition to the DEAD series SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD.
In 2008 Stefano directed/wrote and co-produced his first short film entitled: “Communication Breakdown”. A romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of dating in the 21st century, which had its world premiere at the Canadian Film Festival, followed by a screening at the prestigious Maui Film Festival and eventually winning him a Best Short Film award at the MIFF Film Festival.
Stefano has been working with actors as a private coach for the last seven years and is excited and eager to bring the wealth of his years of experience and knowledge to the actorsroom in Vaughan – with the hope of inspiring his students to find not only their own voice but also their own path. “Acting is not a destination, but a continuous process to discover more not only about ourselves but the world around us. It opens our eyes to doors previously closed to sight.”
Venice Film Festival
Boondocks Saints 2
KRISTIN FAIRLIE - Acting Coach
Kristin Fairlie is an award-winning actress and singer. She made her feature film debut opposite Demi Moore, Gary Oldman and Robert Duvall in The Scarlet Letter. Kristin is a Young Artist of Hollywood Award Winner for her lead role in the movie The Sweetest Gift. She has appeared as a guest star on Canadian drama series such as The Listener, Murdoch Mysteries, and Flashpoint. Kristin appeared in the award-winning indie comedy You Might as Well Live as untalented pop singer "Stormy Blaze”, a performance which garnered her a mention in Variety Magazine. Most recently, Kristin appears in a cameo performance in the indie comedy Moon Point and in the Julia Roberts-produced film, Jesus Henry Christ.
As a sought-after voice artist, she has been a key voice for Family Channel and other animated networks since 2012. Kristin starred as the voice of "Little Bear" in the Nickelodeon/Nelvana animated series and movie of the same name. She was the voice of "Young Babar" in the animated feature film Babar: King of the Elephants and appeared on the film's soundtrack. She is currently the voice of surfer girls' "Bridgette" on Cartoon Network's #1 series Total Dramarama as well as the voice of "Emma" on Teletoon’s Stoked.
JESSE LEVY - Acting Coach (vocal specialist)
Jesse is thrilled to join the Actor's Room team and is eager to help guide the next generation of actors into the world. As a graduate of the Musical Theatre performance program at Carleton University, Jesse is no stranger to the stage. Notable credits include Martha in 'Spring Awakening,' Alysha in 'American Idiot,' and Bonnie in 'Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical.' In her spare time, Jesse enjoys fitness, photography, and spending time outside. She is constantly looking to challenge herself and her students, believing there is no substitute for hardwork and perseverance. She continues to pursue the stage, with every breathe she has!
MIKAYLA TODISH - Acting Coach
Mikayla was and always will be a theatre rat! She performed in many school and community
theatre shows growing up and she continues to immerse herself in the world of performance.
Mikayla has gone on to study Improv and Clown at The Second City in Toronto and has
performed with many improv troupes across the city. She has also developed her skill as a
teacher through her Yoga Teacher Training certification. This certification allows Mikayla to
teach her students mindfulness as well as play. Mikayla has a love for teaching and she is so
grateful to be able to join The Actor’s Room team.
CHRISTY DAVIS - Creative Assistant
Christy Davis is a wizard of organization and artistry all bundled up into one. Part strategist, part administrator and part performer. Her passions range from the performing arts, to working with children, to administration and communications, to fiction writing and editing, all the way to financial management.
She is absolutely enthralled to be a part of The Actors Room, both as a student and as a team member. She is thrilled to be able to contribute her talent to its growth and to seeing young people get inspired and equipped to pursue their own dreams.
Silvana Marshall - Studio Photographer
Silvana Marshall, is happy to play her part in helping bring value and excellence to The Actors Room and its students - in Vaughan. Silvana, has been an active professional photographer for the last 15 years. She loves to play with the contrast, between the light and dark in her subjects, believing that we are both two parts (good & evil) of the same whole and being able to capture that symmetry and sublime difference, is what she longs to achieve in her approach to her art.
*Silvana we be offering a special rate exclusive to The Actors Room and its clients, for Headshot photography. Book Now: Avail space - Friday of every month, starting Jan 2019 - for those looking to take the next step in their professional development as an actor, take advantage of this opportunity.
Cost: $250 - 1 1/2 hr session - 2 to 3 looks, 2 edited photos - all images are yours to keep.