Scott Bellis has been an actor, director and acting coach in his hometown of Vancouver for almost 30 years now. He studied Theatre Arts at Studio 58 (Langara College) and has worked in a variety of theatrical disciplines including mask, sketch comedy, new play development, and theatre for young audiences, but as an actor the mainstay of his career has been classical works. He is a founding member and Artistic Associate at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, where he has played roles such as Hamlet, Petruchio, Brutus, Parolles, Bottom, Henry the Fifth, and King John in over three dozen productions there. This past summer he played Lear’s Fool in their acclaimed production of King Lear, and directed and acted in The Comedy of Errors.
His directing credits include Twelfth Night for Carousel Theatre, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Studio 58, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon for Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, and Antony and Cleopatra and The Comedy of Errors for Bard on the Beach.
He has taught acting at his alma mater, Studio 58, and is the co-founder of the Arts Club Theatre’s annual Actors’ Intensive, a six-week conservatory-style training program for established theatre artists. This program is in its seventh year.
He has acted with most theatre companies in Vancouver, including the Arts Club (It’s A Wonderful Life, The Philanderer, School For Scandal, Cyrano, The Optimists, Poster Boys, Enchanted April, Avenue Q, and Saint Joan), Axis Theatre (The Number 14), Ruby Slippers Productions (The Leisure Society, Winners, The Cat Who Ate Her Husband, Hotel Bethlehem, Apres Moi), Virtual Stage (The Birth of Freedom), Carousel Theatre (James and the Giant Peach, Arthur: Boy King), and Patrick Street Productions (Bat Boy: The Musical). Recently he appeared in productions for Canadian Stage Company in Toronto (Tear the Curtain), Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon (God of Carnage, Equivocation), and Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops (Educating Rita). Later this winter he will perform in productions of Pride and Prejudice and Good People at the Arts Club before returning to Bard on the Beach for his 22nd season in Romeo and Juliet and Merry Wives of Windsor. Scott has been nominated 18 times for Jessie Richardson awards for his acting work, and received awards in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2015. His career has encompassed over 120 productions and over 3500 performances.
In film, Scott has appeared on television in The Beachcombers, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Dead Man’s Gun, Outer Limits, Dark Angel, First Wave, Smallville, Dead Zone and Psych, as well as the features Intersection, Time Cop, Little Women, and Antitrust.
Scott also currently serves on the National Council of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
After graduating from high school in Kamloops, B.C., Kendall attended the University of British Columbia where she completed a B.F.A. in stage acting. She landed her first television audition and appeared in the series, "Highlander." She has since appeared in numerous television and film projects which span over 20 years. Most notable, "Flight 93" and "Butterfly Effect," along with recurring roles in such television series as "Star Gate," "Caprica," "Cedarcove," "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce," and "The 100." She resides in Vancouver, B.C. with her husband and two children.
Maxwell Haynes has dreamt of being an actor since he was a young boy. Enticed by his mother, Maxwell made his acting debut in a local production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at eight years old. After finishing high school he began acting professionally as well as training at Railtown Actors Studio in Vancouver, BC. Inspired by the greats, Max is dedicated to learning and growing as an actor throughout his career. After 3 years, he’s made a name for for himself in Vancouver and is looking forward to what the future holds for him.
Emma Grabinsky is a Canadian actress known for her guest starring roles in Supernatural, R.L Stien's The Haunting Hour, and Mr Hockey: the Gordie Howe Story. Emma began her career in theatre where she received a Jesse Award nomination for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Andrew McNee is an Actor based in Vancouver BC, Canada. His work in film, television, theatre and voice has taken him across Canada and into Europe and England. Nominated over a dozen times, Andrew has been awarded the Jessie Richardson award twice. Some recent film appearances include Aim For The Roses, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 1, 2, and 3, and of course Grand Unified Theory. This summer Andrew is fulfilling a dream of playing Mercutio at Bard on the Beach.
Elysha Jackson is a Greek-Australian born in Perth, Western Australia. Jackson is best known for her work in When The Wheels Fall Off (2014), The Grand Unified Theory (2015) and The Switch (2015) and her contributions to several screenplays.
Jackson is trained in mounted combat, archery, firearms and swordplay, attending WAAPA training in Musical Theatre and Screen Acting. Elysha's drive comes from something found in all of us. Curiosity. The desire for knowledge experience and discovery as well as the exhilaration of pushing oneself.
"We do what we do because we want to do it. Our natural instincts should be listened to and trusted more, after all, we're just animals. That to me is why the human condition is so interesting, we're all pretending to be something we're not anyway, to exist in a society with rules and garbage. We're all actors, some of us are just more obsessed with art and the absurdity of civility and the many personalities in it."
Born and raised in Vancouver, Niki began her acting career at the age of 17. She discovered her love of acting throughout high school and is currently a theatre major at SFU where she will graduate with a Bachelor's of Fin Arts in 2016. Niki is best known for her role as "Polly" on Supernatural. Several other projects include Nikelodenons "Rags", Grand Unified Theory, Plan B and a long list of student films during her studies. Niki also continues to pursue studies at local Vancouver acting schools such as Railtown and Haven Studios.
In her space time Niki is certified Yoga and fitness instructor, enjoys outdoor activities, reading, dance and spending time with family and friends.
Gabrielle is one of Canada`s critically acclaimed, Film, Stage and Television actresses. With a career spanning over 150 projects.
She has worked repeatedly with some of Canada’s mostnotable directors including Atom Egoyan (The Adjuster, Where the Truth Lies, Family Viewing, Speaking Parts and the two-time Oscar Nominated film The Sweet Hereafter), Bruce Sweeney (Excited, Dick Knost and The Crimes of Mike Recket) and Carl Bessai (Sisters & Brothers, Repeaters, Mothers and Daughter and Normal).
Gabrielle’s awards include five Leo Awards, two Atlantic Film Festival Awards, National Board of Review (NY) and she has been nominated five times over for a Gemini and four times a Genie and is the recipient of The Sam Payne Lifetime Achievement Award and the ACTRA/UBCP Lifetime Achievement Award.
Michael Delleva was born on October, 10 1995 in Manila, Philippines. At the age of 4, his family decided to move to Vancouver, Canada and it has become a permanent destination.
At the age of ten Michael started to find his passion for acting when he landed his first lead role as Aladdin in his Elementary School musical theater production. In high school Michael continued taking classes in the dramatic arts, but also found his love for music after joining the choir and his love for dance when he took his first hip hop lesson. Michael's goal and dream since then was to pursue a career in the music and film industry.
After graduation, he signed with a Vancouver talent agency where he started to audition for many diffferent roles. He has been in several commercials for large companies such as Famous Footwear, Bell, and Google Play. In 2015, he landed the role of Jose in the featured indie film "Grand Unified Theory" directed by David Ray; this was his first movie role.
Michael believes in following his dreams and one day he hopes to be someone who has made an impact in the industry.