Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

Young Audience Directory

The Young Audience Directory is a free directory comprised of Performing Artists and Artists in Residency. If you are a school, community presenter, festival or library looking for Artists suitable for young audiences, you’ll want to check out this directory.


MOTUS O Dance Theatre

“MOTUS O is Latin for “the method of movement”. In the Artistic Directors words ‘we want to know the meaning of every movement and to move as if it has meaning’… offer traditional technical training in ballet, modern and jazz dance for students of all ages.”

Booking Contact: Jack Langenhuizen –

PL3Y Education Calgary

“PL3Y programs are the world leader in developing physical literacy through school-based programs. All of the sequences for dance, yoga and fitness, target the development, refinement and mastery of Fundamental Movement Skills, which are the building blocks of movement for lifelong active living.”

Booking Contact: Matthew Leung –

SoundKreations Inc. (B)

“We are an in-school program provider that breathes life and relevance into dance and poetry units. We are comprised of the top instructors and professional dancers in the Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver communities, trained specifically for the school environment.”

Booking Contact: Jordan Dack –

Three Left Feet Movement Creations

“Three Left Feet are High-Energy-Performers and Go-Anywhere-Teachers. We travel throughout Alberta using our love of DANCE to communicate the value of learning through the arts. Our movement programs are featured in schools, children’s festivals and all-ages events like the City of Calgary’s annual New Year’s Eve bash at City Hall.”

Booking Contact: Allara Gooliaff –

3rd Street Beat (B)

Bach Tots

Ballet Edmonton

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Global eXpression Dance Studio

Karima Essa *

Kinetic Bodies by Ballet North

Mile Zero Dance

Teddy Anderson *

Tradansa (B)



“Known as a driving force on the prairie Celtic scene, Celtara draws influences from the far reaches of Ireland, Denmark, Brittany, Scotland, Sweden and beyond into their uniquely identifiable Canadiana Celtic sound. Celtara hosts Family Ceilidh Dances! These are perfect events to bring all ages together. We teach the group dances as we go, and all have a blast!”

Booking Contact: Tami Cooper –

Garth Prince

“Their world music community has grown beyond just their band members to African music enthusiasts of all ages, and Garth now teaches African music workshops in schools across Alberta”

Booking Contact: Don Coleman –

Mary Lambert

“Mary Lambert, is a family singer/songwriter/performer, author, and outstanding Canadian artist in the children’s entertainment field.”

Booking Contact: Mary Lambert –

Peter & Mary

“Want some fun? With live music (mostly original), loads of interaction with children in the audience, plus ventriloquist puppets and magic, the performances of Peter & Mary have taken them to many Children’s Festivals and literally hundreds of schools and special events across Canada and the U.S., as well as other parts of the world.”

Booking Contact: Peter Jansen –

Peter Lenton aka Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales!

“Puffin Productions represents Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales (the concert act), and Peter Lenton: the award winning educator, and internationally acclaimed family entertainer who uses music to celebrate caring for the environment and each other, community building, and the wonderful world we live in!”

Booking Contact: Peter Lenton –

Randy and Rai Smith

“Randy and Rai are a husband and wife duo whose singin’, songwritin’, storytellin’, with a little bit of crazy mixed in, sets them apart from other entertainers. Their soul desire is to connect with audiences through song and story, which are mostly all true.”

Booking Contact: Randy or Rai Smith –

Sylvia Chave

“Sylvia Chave is Canada’s queen of the swing-set scene. Through her original music and lively stage shows, Sylvia gives children and their adults a reason to wiggle and giggle together.”

Booking Contact: Sylvia Chave –

Vermilion Duo

“The vast repertoire and stylistic diversity of music written for violin and piano provides the duo with a limitless source of inspiration. Canadian and popular works are featured on every program…often supplement our engagements with master classes and lessons. We also offer school presentations of the program.”

Booking Contact: Alexandra Andrievsky –


Alex Mahe (B)

The Blues Berries

Dan the One Man Band (B)

Infinitus *

Jacky Essombe* (B)

Ma Fletcher (B)

Michael Mitchell *

One World Drum Co.

Paula Roberts

Sheesham & Lotus *

Will Stroet and the Backyard Band * (B)


Les Bucherons (B)

“Over 1 million Canadian students in 35 years have experienced Les Bûcherons’ lively, interactive and FUN presentations that showcase their love and appreciation for Canadian History, French Canadian Culture and the environment.”

Booking Contact: Estelle Dubé-Parent –

L’UniThéâtre (B)

“L’UniThéâtre’s mandate is to contribute to the development of the francophone community and to the promotion of the French language and French-language cultural expressions in Edmonton, Alberta and throughout Canada through activities related to the theatrical art form… presents four professional productions a year including a theatre for young audiences tour that is performed in schools across Alberta and British-Columbia.”

Booking Contact:

Quest Theatre

“Quest Theatre nurtures young people through exceptional adventures in theatre. We are a theatre for young audience company based in Calgary that has been performing all over Alberta since 1984.”

Booking Contact: Helena Deng –

Story Theatre

“Story Theatre Company is a registered non-profit society with a mandate to create productions for young people that enhance and complement learning experiences in schools. We use the familiar content and style of folk tales, fables, and classic literature, as theatrical vehicles to promote literacy and social responsibility.”

Booking Contact: Patricia O’Brien –


“Sun.Ergos (Greek meaning “working together”) is a unique, professional, two-man company of theatre and dance, touring nationally and internationally as cultural ambassadors to urban and rural communities.”

Booking Contact: The Walter Moke Arts Agency –

Rooney and Punyi Educational Theatre

“Recipients 2013 Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, this is educational theatre at its best! Touring Canadian schools and communities with HISTORY, ENVIRONMENT, LITERACY shows & Performing Arts Residencies.”

Booking Contact: Maureen Rooney –

Axis Theatre Company

Concrete Theatre

Dramatic Learning

Dufflebag Theatre * (B)

Dustin Anderson, aka The Purple Pirate *

Evergreen Theatre

Faustwork Mask Theatre * (B)

Green Fools Theatre

Kaybridge Puppets

Kompany Family Theatre

New West Theatre

Rapidfire Theatre

Shawn Kinley

Theatre Prospero

Trickster Theatre (B)

W.P. Puppet Theatre


Flyin’ Bob Entertainment

“From the balance of a peacock feather on his nose, to the rainbow skywriter, to the spectacular and nearly disastrous high-wire walk, Flyin’ Bob takes your students on a one hour search for balance.”

Booking Contact: Bob Palmer –

Amazing Smile Makers, Isabelle Cliche, Isabelle la Wonderful (B)

“I am a multidisciplinary artist that combines comedy, magic and balloon art all through my shows. With over 20 years of experience and training in the children entertainment industry as a clown, a magician, a balloon artist and artistic face painter, I sure can provide a unique experience.”

Booking Contact: Isabelle Cliche –

Marc Tardif, “Le magicien” (“The magician”) * (B)

“…has traveled in all Canadian provinces, the United States and France to present more than 5000 thematic magic shows, keynotes and workshops. Themes have included success and self-realization, vision and goals, self-esteem, language and communication skills and many others.”

Booking Contact: Marc Tardif –

Mary Kingsley

“Mary Kingsley can be seen at many events with her plethora of ventriloquist puppets, roving through the crowd or greeting visitors to any special function, guaranteed to raise a smile and lift the spirits of all who meet her.”

Booking Contact: Peter Jansen –

Motivational Magic with Steve Harmer

“… combines his skills as a professional educator with skills as a professional performer, using magic and juggling, to deliver powerful messages that have impacted kids in over 4000 schools across Western Canada. Because Steve knows kids, schools and curriculum, he captures the hearts and heads of his audiences with 10 different educational shows!”

Booking Contact: Steve Harmer –

National Stiltwalkers of Canada

Sand Northrup * (B)


mtset productions ltd. (B)

Visual Arts

Adrienne Shymansky Jenkins

Stan Phelps (B)

Tanya Klimp – Black Artifex