Meet our teachers
Principal - Kim Stordy
Kim has studied and applied Children's/Adult's Recreation & Leadership skills for over thirty years. Education in special needs and therapeutic education for all ages. Working with local Community Centers, Resorts, Acting & Modeling Agencies in the Lower Mainland. She administered and schooled a successful Children's Daycare Program in Langley for 12 years. Being well rounded in drama, musical theatre, art, dance, singing, multi level sports and indoor/outdoor recreational activities. Planning, Designing and Programming Festivals, Community Programs and Special Events are Kim's expertise. Kim is really looking forward to passing on her knowledge and savoir faire at StageCoach Langley.
Dance Coach - Beverly Cheung
Bev's first passion has always been the arts. From dancing to acting, singing and music, Bev feels most at home on the stage. Her training in the arts began at age of 4 with piano and later dance. She is a graduate with honours in Grade 8 piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music and is a self taught guitarist.
With more than a decade of experience she is a seasoned performer having trained for many years at several local dance studios in Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet and Hip Hop and has taken part in the Shadbolt Centre Summer Dance Intensive. During her high school years she was an active member of her school's theatre company, acting, writing, directing and choreographing many successful projects as well as contributing to the score of original musicals produced by students. Bev also served as the dance and fight captain for every production during her tenure in the company. She is one of the original members of Cirque Surrey, the youth circus troupe founded by Marnie Perrin, artistic director of The Surrey Children's Festival.
She has taken master classes with local professionals such as Mike Batte and and Simon Jukes, acclaimed circus arts and roving performers, and improv master, David C. Jones. Her recent credits include the lead role in local playwright Roger Blenman's production of The Grounding of Donnie Greener, Surrey Canada Day, the Surrey Children's Festival, and Surrey Winterfest 2011 where she performed as a stilt-walker as well as performing on the mainstage alongside Cirque Surrey and the Surrey Celebration Dance Team.
Bev believes that it is essential for children to develop appreciation for the arts from an early age and hopes that she can inspire and nurture young people the way her teachers have inspired her over the years. Bev is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre at Simon Fraser University.
Dance Coach - Jenni Rempel
Jenni has been performing since before she can remember. She began using kitchen utensils and mock microphones in her living room but has since graduated to stages across western Canada. During her teenage years Jenni trained with Theatrix Youtheatre Society doing musical theatre. Selected credits include: CATS, The Wizard of Oz, High School Musical, Godspell and many more.
In 2010 she was awarded the top musical comedy award at the CDMF competition and has since performed at numerous SFU functions including SFU%u2019s Open House. Jenni has worked with children and youth as an assistant director on many original productions and also as a summer camp leader.
She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance at Simon Fraser University while also working to complete a concurrent degree in Interactive Arts Technology and Communications.
Jenni's other passions include improvisation, song writing and photography. She loves to inspire positivity and creativity in others and embraces teaching performing arts as a great vehicle for creating a happier world.
Singing Coach - Miranda Guimond
Music has always played a huge part in Miranda's life, it defines who she is. The soul and groove in R&B, the passion of jazz, the excitement in popular music. She finds each aspect of her life she relates to these. She is continually being inspired by other artists, this is like food to her soul!
From Maloney Idol to Northern Star Talent Search Miranda has honed her skills as a performer. Miranda has made singing her number one goal which has given her the privilege to open for pop sensation Karl Wolf and perform live on the Big Breakfast television show. Her travels through the music world have given her the opportunity to take part in various events and competitions, such as Futures Festival and 91.7 The Bounce showdown. She won top spot for her work on the Futures Fest compilation CD. In her home town she was crowned %u201CRodeo Sweetheart%u201D after showcasing a song and speech, due to her poise, congeniality and public speaking.
Miranda attended Grant MacEwan University for the music diploma program and recently graduated from Blanche MacDonald.
As a teen Miranda was exposed to theatre at an early age, she was a part of St. Albert's children theatre and starred in the play's Pinocchio and Bye Bye Birdie.
This will be Miranda's second year teaching at Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Langley. She utilizes song as a form of influencing all ages with empowering positive energy. One of the performances that reflect this is when she worked with Youth Power to produce an inspiring song for troubled youth and those less fortunate.
She is looking forward to helping others hit their high notes and most importantly spend time with those who share an her love for music.
Drama Coach - Loryn LeGear
Loryn fell in love with theatre at an early age, and has made it a
part of her life ever since. She has been seen on local stages in several
productions. A couple of her favorite past roles have been Surrey Little
Theatre's Rebel Without a Cause as Judy and Rainforest Theatre's Villains Vs Heroes as Laara of the Lake. Loryn also has a passion for film, and has been auditioning and working in the film industry for years.
Loryn began working with StageCoach in 2011. Loryn also continues
to experiment with different roles within theatre. Last year, she
Directed a youth production called "The Unusual Suspects". Loryn has
also been Surrey Little Theatre's coach for the Youth Improv Team and
the leader for the Youth Initiatives committee. She loves promoting youth engagement within theatre, so young people can explore their creative side.
Recently, Loryn has received her Associates Diploma for Performing
Arts and loves sharing her knowledge of theatre with others.
Loryn loves to work with young people and she is greatly looking
forward to another fun-filled year of theatre!
Early Stages Coach - Rianna Fiorante
Rianna is an enthusiastic, quirky girl who loves to make people laugh. At the young age of six years old, she sang in her first talent show and has shown a passion for performing ever since. Her past theatre productions as an actor include "The Unusual Suspects", "Midsummer High" and most recently playing the lead role of Alice in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Currently she is a member of Surrey Little Theatre's Youth Improv Team and her highschool's senior drama ensemble. When it comes to musical training, Rianna has taken vocal lessons at "Heartland School of Music" and "Heritage School of Music". In her post secondary career, she intends on studying business-majoring in marketing and minoring in theatre. She is delighted to play a role in teaching your children musical theatre.
Early Stages Coach - Lauren Wade - Assistant
Lauren has had a passion for performance her whole life, avidly taking part in singing, dancing and acting classes from the age of five. Lauren discovered a strong interest for acting on stage at age 13, when she first attended Langley Fine Arts School. She made her stage debut as Martha Corey in the Chief Seapass Theatre's production of The Crucible, and has since been a part of several other productions. One of which, Bad Bunnies, she helped write and direct. She's currently co-starring as Lauren/Sylvia in her school's production of The Truman Show. Lauren is involved in directing and scriptwriting within her school, and is currently working on a social theatre piece which she hopes her and her classmates will be able to present within the year. She's thrilled to be working in The Early Stages program and is looking forward to an exciting term!