Faculty & Associates


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James Wilson

James has been working as an actor in both New York and Vancouver for over twenty years, having studied under Christiane Hirt before moving to New York to attend the HB Studio’s full time program.

He has also completed The Hagen Teacher Training course under Carol Rosenfeld at HB.  

He is  the Administrative Coordinator for Rogues West.

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Trish Allen

Trish has taught Voice, Text, Speech, and Dialect for 27 years. Mentored by David Smukler (National Voice Intensive, York U), Trish has trained the best in every discipline with Kristin Linklater, Larry Moss, Patsy Rodensburg and Catherine Fitzmaurice. She regularly coaches hosts of several Lifestyle shows, and has coached on Fringe and Hawaii Five-O. Her Voice & Text in Action classes as well as her Standard American Dialect workshop run out of Rogues West. For more information contact her at ta9942@gmail.com or visit http://www.trishallen.ca/ 

Glynis Davies

Glynis Davies

Glynis is a well-known established actor and writer … she has been devoted to the art of acting for most of her life. She studied the craft for many years at the Center for Actors Study in Toronto. She has worked in Toronto, New York, and Calgary and since living in Vancouver has garnered close to a hundred film credits. Glynis is also a produced screenwriter. Her skill as a writer is evident in her adept ability to interpret script.

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Duncan Ollerenshaw

Duncan received an Honours Bachelor Degree in Performance from York University. He joined the Shaw Festival ensemble for 4 seasons and then the Stratford Festival Young Company for spent 3 seasons. He has been nominated for two for Dora Mavor Moore Awards and two Betty Mitchell acting awards. He is a two-time recipient of Tyrone Guthrie awards from the Stratford Festival and an AMPIA winner for best actor in 2012 and 2013. Duncan’s other television credits include Prison Break, and 9 episodes as Dr.Sholomenko on Van Helsing.  In 2020 Duncan will appear in 3 episodes of Cardinal.

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April Cameron

April Cameron is an actor, writer and instructor situated in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Graduated from Capilano University in 2010 with a diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen, she has worked regularly on stage and in film ever since. Previous screen credits include appearances in When We Rise, The Arrangement, You Me Her, and Greg Kinnear’s directorial debut, The Philosophy of Phil, for which she earned a Leo nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Female.

She loves working with artists whether first timers or seasoned veterans of the craft to help develop the tools they need to make their passion a profession.

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Sophie Hirt

Sophie Hirt is an accomplished Canadian Actor, Meisner teacher and Audition coach based in Vancouver British Columbia. She has been mentored by her mother – Christiane Hirt, Rogues West’s studio director, for the last 10 years.

She is known for her work in major Canadian series such as Chris Haddocks “The Romeo section”, CTVs “Cardinal” and Calgary’s Award winning Indie thriller “Ice Blue”. She has worked on multiple large-scale productions for film and TV such as Syfis “Olympus”, History Channel’s “Klondike” working alongside the Tim Roth, and 20th century Fox “Bad Times at The El Royale” in the company of the Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth.

Sophie’s objective in training actors is to strengthen their talent by developing their knowledge of the Meisner technique and philosophy. She is dedicated to empowering actors, by creating a safe space where they may explore their inner life in a positive and nurturing environment.