Rae Ellen Bodie Bio
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Rae Ellen Bodie - long bio*
Rae Ellen Bodie is a Voice/Acting/Performance Coach, Actor and Theatre Director with over twenty years of professional experience.
She began her career in Calgary, playing the illustrious role of Cook in the Theatre Calgary production of “Amadeus”, where she first met Brad Hampton, who played the equally illustrious role of Various. Following almost a decade of acting in Calgary, with some teaching at her alma mater the U of C thrown in for good measure, Rae Ellen moved to Toronto, where she has lived and worked ever since.
She graduated a dozen years ago from York University where she received her MFA-Acting and a Graduate Diploma in Voice Teaching. She works in film and TV as an on-set Voice/Acting Coach, with recent gigs on “Transporter” (HBO), “Frenemies” (Disney) and “XIII: The Series” (Showcase).
As a Theatre Director, Rae Ellen helmed Celia McBride’s “Anatomy Of A Broken Love Affair” for Vintage Productions at Summerworks (Best Director, Ensemble, Production – NOW Magazine) a critically acclaimed workshop production of Neil Labute’s “Fat Pig” with her company Geek Girl, and the Dora-nominated production of Jason Long’s “Offensive Fouls” for Hustle n’ Bustle Theatre Co. (Outstanding Performance by an Actor, Outstanding Production). She was also recently honored with a nomination for the John Hirsch Director’s Award.
When Rae Ellen isn’t on-set or directing a show, she is the Voice Technique Mentor for the CFC’s Acting Conservatory, teaches weekly group classes at The Professional Actors Lab, and privately from her home space.
*Rae Ellen Bodie - shorter bio (143 words)
Rae Ellen is a Director, Actor and Voice/Acting Coach. As a theatre director, she recently helmed the hit production of the August Strindberg play “Creditors” for Coal Mine Theatre. A John Hirsch Director’s Award nominee, Rae Ellen’s other directing credits include: Celia McBride’s “Anatomy Of A Broken Love Affair” for Vintage Productions at Summerworks, a critically acclaimed workshop production of Neil Labute’s “Fat Pig” with her company Geek Girl, and the Dora Award nominated production of Jason Long’s “Offensive Fouls” for Hustle n’ Bustle Theatre Company. When Rae Ellen isn’t in rehearsal, she works in film and TV as an on-set Voice/Acting Coach, with recent gigs on “Lucky 7” (ABC), “Reign” (CW) and “Beauty And The Beast” (CW). She also serves as the Voice Mentor for the CFC Actors Conservatory and regularly Skype-coaches a passel of actors who live all over the globe. www.raeellenbodie.com