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Brenda Gorlick, a Manitoba born and bred performing artist has been a prolific part of the arts community her entire life.
Brenda serves as Associate Artistic Director for Winnipeg Studio Theatre and helms the StudioWorks Academy program. Productions have ranged from the western Canadian premiere of Spring Awakening to the virtual musical Super Happy Awesome News. In 2020 Brenda initiated two programs: Made in Manitoba Masterclass series- an online training series focused on theatre arts and Broadway Without Borders - a musical theatre program aiming to collaborate with musical theatre companies and artists worldwide.
As director/choreographer Brenda has designed over 250 productions nationwide and has been a member of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Banff Centre of Performing Arts Company and the Stratford Festival. She has gained a reputation as being the “Flash Mob Queen” of Manitoba and has designed events ranging from 1/2 time shows for the Blue Bombers to the Pan Am Games.
As a performer, Brenda’s selected stage credits include: Morticia in The Addams Family (Dry Cold Productions), Les Misèrables and Sister Act (Rainbow Stage) and Anita in West Side Story (Banff).
In film she has been a principal performer in the recent Hallmark movie Love in the Alps and played opposite Danica McKellar in the movie Love in Design.
Her artistic achievements include a Winnipeg theatre Honorary award (The Evies) for Theatre Educator, YMCA-YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award, Rainbow Stage’s Wall of Fame and WST’s Award of Excellence.
Brenda serves as guest professor in dance and musical theatre for the University of Winnipeg (since 2003) and is extremely proud of her work with the Manitoba Arts Council’s Artists in Schools program and the Manitoba Possible's All Abilities Dancers. She also serves as Past Chair of the Winnipeg Theatre Awards.
Above all, she is mom to two boys, Jordie and Taj and life partner to Victor.