Coach

"Craig brings openness and vulnerability together with a spark of creativity, and invokes a sense of freedom and play whether you are audience, actor, or student. He meets you with ease and leaves you with a smile.

It's always a pleasure to work with him."

Phoenix King - Actor, Graduate - NIC

Craig finds great joy in creating opportunities for actors to succeed. Whether in a classroom setting or one-on-one, you know you are getting an impassioned Coach that loves to pull from a wealth of knowledge. He approaches the craft with great respect and a sense of play that focuses on bringing results that the actor can feel, connect to, and revive in performance.

Coaching Highlights

ACTING COACH / Sept 2010 - PRESENT

With many years of industry experience, both on stage and screen, in front of and behind the camera, Craig has been able to draw upon his skills to coach many actors to success.

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY /  JAN 2021 - PRESENT

 Lab Supervisor / Teaching Associate, Motion Picture Arts Program
School of Motion Picture Arts 

 

NEW IMAGE COLLEGE / Sept 2013 - Dec 2021

Instructor / 2 Year Film Acting Conservatory Diploma Program

  • Producer and Director (1st and 2nd Year Theatre Modules).

  • Advanced On Camera Scene Study

  • Audition Technique

  • Scene Study

  • Demo Reel 

 

VANCOUVER ACTING SCHOOL / June 2010 – April 2013

Instructor / Showcase Advanced Program

  • Incorporated an original curriculum with a partner instructor for the Advanced Acting Program.

  • Scene Study

  • Audition

 

Coaching Testimonials

"I have had the divine privilege of studying, performing, creating with, and learning from Craig, both at university and in the professional world. He has so many gifts and truly shines both on stage and off. It takes deep empathy, understanding and vulnerability to tell stories, whether they be yours or someone else's and to bring empathy, understanding and vulnerability out in your audience. Thank you Craig for sharing your gifts."

Lori Sherritt-Fleming, Artist/Educator/Author

“Studying with Craig was a very special experience for me. Craig doesn't try to make you act; he wants you to feel, to connect to, to smell the situation you are in. He combines methods with different exercises, he helps you to open your heart and find the unique person that you're hiding within and to mainly find and build the artist you have always been.”

Lana Turok – Actor, Graduate - New Image College

“I’ve had many solid teachers over the years, in both Vancouver and Toronto, and Craig still remains at the top of my list. Humble, kind, funny and a deep appreciation for everyone around him. Not to mention, a love so deep for the craft, oceans would be jealous. I am eternally grateful for the lessons Craig has taught me.”

Liam Peters - Actor, Graduate – VAS Showcase Program

 

“Craig, you were/are honestly one of the best coaches I've ever had. I trust you completely, and have great respect for you. With you, we knew there was always a time for play, and a time to buckle down and work. It was an honour and a privilege to work with and be taught by you. I know that I am a better actor and a better person because of you.”

Teal Fiddler - Actor, Graduate – VAS Showcase Program