FACULTY

Lori Mazey & Lindsay Sterk

Lori Mazey

Lori Mazey is the Director of Theatre Arts and Dance at Vanier Secondary School in Courtenay, BC and the coach of 2 time Canadian Improv Games  National Champions. She has her degree in Theatre, her Masters in Education, and is an Associate of Trinity College in London for Speech Arts.

Read more about Lori here.

CYMC Choreographer, Lindsay Sterk is an accomplished dancer, singer and actor, having performed and taught throughout Canada. As an adjudicator he has worked with the N.I.Festival of Performing Arts, Pacific West Festival, Danceworks Victoria, Chilliwack and Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts. Teaching credits include Harbour Dance Centre, Van Tap Dance Society, Capilano College and several other West Coast studios. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance) and Diploma in Theatre Arts.

Read more about Lindsay here.

Musical director Shannon Tyrrell.


Lindsay Sterk - Co-Director and Choreographer

An accomplished dancer, singer and actor, Lindsay has performed and taught throughout Canada. As an adjudicator he has worked with the N.I.Festival of Performing Arts, Pacific West Festival, Danceworks Victoria, Chilliwack and Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts. Teaching credits include Harbour Dance Centre, Van Tap Dance Society, Capilano College and several other West Coast studios. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance) and Diploma in Theatre Arts. He has studied tap with Brenda Bufalino, Dianne Walker, Heather Cornell, Roxane Butterfly, Lane Alexander, Cindy Kerr, Germaine Salsberg, Jim Hibbard and Lisa Hopkins. Lindsay’s musical theatre credits include roles with the Arts Club, Showcase Festival, Chemainus Theatre Festival, Gateway Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Pangaea Arts, Modern Baroque Opera, Ophidian, Pacific Opera Victoria, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary, Citadel Theatre, Stage West and the Charlottetown Festival.

Other performances include “Hero” tapper in the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies and Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain for Theatre Under the Stars and is a regular soloist for tap events featuring Canadian artists.

This is Lindsay’s 7th season with CYMC and he is thrilled to be sharing creative direction with Lori Mazey!

Lindsay Sterk

Shannon Tyrrell - Musical Director

Shannon Tyrell

Most of Shannon’s time is spent performing the duties of Director of Music at Shawnigan Lake School. She tends to the administrative needs of the department while teaching three choirs, music directing a major musical each year, and offering private piano and voice lessons. As a musician and an educator, she has enjoyed a wide variety of musical experiences including performing, competing, touring, song-writing, recording, conducting, directing, teaching, and accompanying.

Past show favourites include How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Last Five Years, and Kiss Me, Kate. Career highlights include staging the immense and fabulous musical Hairspray which earned critical acclaim and a Cowichan Genie award, and seeing her Chamber Choir win the coveted Richard W. Cooke 1st place choral award at the BC Provincial Festival in 2013. At the end of a long day of rousing rehearsals and mentoring the future stars of Canada, Shannon enjoys spending time at home with her family.