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Heritage International School

Heritage School of the Arts is a private Christian school for grades 1 through 12 located in Toronto, Ontario. HSA is organized into the Elementary School (Grades 1-6), the Junior High School (Grades 7-8) and High School (Grades 9-12). We provide a strong academic curriculum as well as Arts programs in Visual Arts, Drama (Musical Theatre), Music (Band, Orchestra), Physical Education, and extra-curricular program. We also give an environment that is friendly and conducive to learning for individuals of all ages.

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JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS

This program is for the performer aspiring to be in our Musical Theatre Master Class or for any child who just really loves theatre! If your child is ready to sing, act, dance, learn and have a lot of fun while doing all 4, then this program is for them. At the end of the program the performers will put on a full-length final production.


​SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS

​This program is for the performer aspiring to be in our Musical Theatre Master Class or for any teen who just really loves theatre! Taught by show business professionals, students will expand their knowledge and techniques in dance, drama and vocal performance, all while building self confidence and strong work ethic. At the end of the program the performers will put on a full-length final musical review. No audition required.


Sarah has spent the majority of her life on the stage and has an extensive background in all types of performing arts. Sarah studied classical music with top vocal coaches and competed and flourished in vocal competitions from a young age. She performed for the Conservative Party of Canada and with the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. She later shifted gears and went on to study Musical Theatre in New York City at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and The New School University (BFA Musical Theatre). Additionally, She studied and performed improv at the acclaimed Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC.

In New York City she performed in an Off-Off Broadway sketch comedy show and a tour with the Theatre Rehabilitation for Youth. She was a main puppeteer and performer in a number of NYC’s Shadow Box Theatre’s productions.

Sarah’s exploration of the arts led her to pen her one woman show, Stamped: A Story About Daniel, who Happens to have Autism that premiered at the Toronto Fringe Festival July 2012 and received rave reviews. From there, Sarah’s solo show was later performed for 500 4th year nursing students at Ryerson University and for the Autism Ontario National Conference. Sarah’s show most recently had a run at the legendary Kraine Theatre in New York City for Autism Awareness Month. Following the show’s success, Sarah had the great honour of being invited to speak on a panel at City College New York for their highly regarded Theatre Education program about theatre and disability.