StudioWorks Academy – 20th Anniversary Season


Program Details
The StudioWorks Academy program is specifically geared to students who wish to improve their skill level in musical theatre and performance technique.

Program training consists of vocal work, movement and dance components and script work leading up to a fully produced book musical from May 22-25th at the University of Winnipeg’s Asper Theatre. Special guest directors and instructors are introduced throughout the season including Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s Artistic Director – Erin McGrath and former alumni who have entered the professional performance world. Additional rehearsals are incorporated into the schedule prior to production dates.

Senior Academy
Thursday evenings: September 14th ’23 – May 25th ’24 from 6:00-9:00 pm
Chai Ensemble Studio – 531 Notre Dame
Enrolment maximum of 22 students
Entry by audition only!

For an Audition appointment, please contact: Brenda Gorlick

The teaching team consists of: Brenda Gorlick – Director, Hailey Witt – Assistant to the Director and Rachel Cameron – Music Director.

The 32 week, 90 hr. + program annual fee is $1600.00 (paid in two instalments)
Early bird fee: $1500.00 if paid by August 31st, 2023

Application Forms

Download the Senior registration form 2023-2024 here

Senior Academy Payment options:
Plan A: Payment in full by August 31st, 2023 – $1500.00
E-transfer or cheque to: Winnipeg Studio Theatre   Email:

Plan B: 50% ($800.00) due on signing by August 31st, 2023
E-transfer or Cheque to: Winnipeg Studio Theatre
50% ($800.00) post-dated cheque – November 1st, 2023

  • Each week a rehearsal schedule is issued to the parents and students which allows the participants an opportunity to experience a professionally based training program. 
  • Scripts, scores, sheet music and/or scene work materials are issued to the students electronically and via hardcopy. 
  • Regular training videos are posted online to assist students with review and personal practice. 
  • As audition opportunities arise, students are coached and encouraged to “test drive’ their materials in the studio setting. 
  • Participants are also encouraged to maintain their personal training in dance and vocal technique outside of StudioWorks. Director Brenda Gorlick aims to work in tandem with her professional colleagues in order to give the student a well-rounded performing arts education.


The goal of the program is to give students a professional experience in the musical theatre field. Throughout the season, students are given opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities including: Winnipeg Music Festival (additional fees may apply), Fundraising Galas (Winnipeg Studio Theatre and others), flash mobs, and more.
Brenda is very engaged in the artistic community and is always sourcing new opportunities for her students. She also shares audition, performance and/or training opportunities throughout the season.

StudioWorks Academy is hosting a special ONE NIGHT ONLY Gala Concert in mid-February to mark our 20th Anniversary training season. The Gala will pay tribute to songs & dances from previous productions and feature alumni who are industry professionals along with our current students.