ARC Mentors

ARC Mentors

A R C   M E N T O R S .

D a n i e l l e   I r v  i n e

Artistic Director:  Perchance Theatre at Cupids

Danielle Irvine is a proud Newfoundlander whose career highlights include teaching at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal for 6 years; Assistant Directing at the Stratford Festival of Canada, and winning such national awards as the Canada Council for the Arts prestigious John Hirsch Prize for Directing. Danielle was also a participant in the World Stage Festival 2000’s Master Class for Directors.  She has directed theatrical productions of all sizes and types in all manner of venues over the past 25 years. Her love and passion for NL culture combined with her theatre training inspired Danielle to co-develop a show which brought audiences through a theatrical experience on a bus, a ferry, around Bell Island and culminated 650 feet underground in a mine.  This was listed by the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres as a Landmark Theatrical Event in 1997. She has also been a key note speaker at various conferences and a casting director for film and tv- most notably for Republic of Doyle, Maudie, Frontier, Caught and Little Dog. Lately, she has been traversing the province bringing Shakespeare’s words alive through classes, workshops and fun events for all ages. Recently, she has been nominated a YWCA Woman of Distinction for Arts and Culture, a Canadian Screen Award for Casting (Frontier), and is the very proud ArtsNL: Artist of the Year 2015.

M a r t i n   V  a l l é e

Martin Vallée trained as a dancer at L’Ecole Superieure de Danse du Quebec and the Alberta Ballet School, under instructors including Daniel Sellier, Lambros Lambrou, Laura Alonzo Susan Toumine and Clinton Rothwell. His professional dance experience includes solo performances with the Alberta Ballet, Calgary City
Ballet, Banff Festival Ballet, Ottawa Ballet, The National Folk Ensemble Les Sortileges and Epcot Centre (Disney). In addition to his performances in Canada, Martin’s career has taken him to the United States and Europe where he has performed lead roles in: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Coppelia, Snow Maiden, Cinderella, Carmen, Miss Julie, Spring Waters, Serenade
(Balanchine), Agon (Balanchine), Glinka Pas de Trois (Blanchine), Cereus (A. Tudor), Carmina Burana (Butler), Moores Pavane (J. Limon), Gaite Parisienne (L. Masine), Les Rendez-vous (Sir F. Ashton) Jeux de Cartes (B. McDonald), Pineapple Poll (Cranko), Miss Julie (Cullberg), Cats the Musical, and various internationally known modern repertoire pieces.


A n a h a r e o   D o e l l e

Anahareo Doelle is the co-producer/co-founder of the St. John’s International CircusFest. She is a graduate of the National Circus School of Montreal where she specialized in aerial hoop and silks. For the past eighteen years she has performed in various shows, including places such as Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Japan and Germany. She performed and lived in Berlin for seven years before she returned to her hometown St.John’s in 2011 with her husband and family.

Anahareo is a certified in Acrobatic Arts, Yoga, and Pilates instructor and operates her own aerial school “iFly Aerial Arts” at Wonderbolt’s downtown studio, The S.P.A.C.E. She teaches classes for students aged-5-67 and loves sharing her passion with others. Anahareo is the Aerial director for budding new aerialists of the iFLY Performance Troupe. She is very excited to be planning the first St. John’s International Circus Fest and is thrilled to be bringing more circus to the East Coast.

D a n a   P a r s o n s

Dana Parsons is a radio host with Coast 101.1 by day and a performer by night! With 2 original albums under her belt she has received an ECMA nomination for, “Pop/ Rock Recording of the Year” and “The Galaxie Rising Star of the CBC” award. Dana has been a member of  Spirit of NL for many years and is currently performing in, “A Tribute to the Mamas and The Papas”. She is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre program and received the APMAR recording award as well as the Jo Havilland Acting Acheivement award.

Recent stage credits include: Divas 2018- Tada! Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls” with  Atlantic Light Theatre , Lucy in “Avenue Q”- Best Kind Productions, Lady of the Lake in “Spamalot” & Sister Mary Clarence (Deloris Van Cartier) in”Sister Act”- Atlantic Light Theatre, “British Invasion”- Theatre St. John’s,  Lucinda & the Giant in “Into The Woods”-Opera on the Avalon.

C h u c k   H e r r i o t  t

Chuck began his acting career in 1977 at the age of 12 when he was hired by Barbara Barrett to work on a few plays in the Basement Theatre of the Arts an Culture Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

As a student at the National Theatre School of Canada, Chuck honed his craft with some of the best teachers on the planet. Since that time he’s had multiple television appearances, including a recurring role on CBC Television’s The Republic of Doyle. Chuck has also graced the stages in theatres across the country, including: The National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Odyssey Theatre, Third Wall Theatre, Repercussion Theatre (Montreal), The Blyth Festival, Rising Tide Theatre, Wonderbolt Circus, YPT (Toronto), RCA Theatre and Day-Job Theatre, to name a few. Chuck’s versatile voice can be heard on radios and TV sets across North America.

Chuck has taught acting at MUN (English 3350) on numerous occasions. He regularly gave workshops and master classes through the NAC’s Outreach Program when he lived in Ottawa. He continues to visit schools and leads ArtsSmarts projects every year.

Chuck’s eye for detail, and his actor-centred teaching style, offers students an opportunity to grow leaps and bounds as they venture into the creative world of the performing arts.


P a m e l a    P i t t m a n


As choreographer, performer and instructor, Pamela loves all things dance. With 25 years teaching experience in Newfoundland, Ontario, British Columbia and Norway, Pamela adores sharing her experience with the new up and comers. She now focuses on freelance workshops and choreographic projects.

Pamela has been called upon for her versatile choreography for dance classes and competitions, musical theatre, plays, choirs, gymnastics teams, aerial artists, circus arts, body builders, synchronized swim teams, fitness competitors, charitable events, fashion shows, television, music concerts etc.

Some of Pamela’s choreographic works include TaDa’s “Evita”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Rock of Ages”, “Rent”, “ We Will Rock You”, “Our Divas Do Christmas” and “Frosty Festival Opening Ceremonies” as well as Holy Heart’s “Cinderella”, “42nd Street”, “Wizard of Oz” and “Chicago”, Wonderbolt’s “Circus Glorious” and Mary Walsh’s “Canada, It’s Complicated”.