Instructors

Carole Tarlington

CAROLE TARLINGTON is a legend in Vancouver’s film and television industry. For over twenty years, she has trained, nurtured and discovered actors who have appeared in film and television in Canada, the U.S. and around the world, including Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”), Brendan Fletcher (Freddy Vs Jason); Cole Heppell (The Girl with the Red Riding HoodDiary of a Wimpy Kid) Jesse Moss (The Big Year, Bond of Silence) Amanda Crew (Charlie St, Cloud, Whistler), Tegan Moss (Flashpoint, Fringe) Joely Collins (The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess) Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal, The Green Lantern) Emily Hirst (Stranger With My Face, Blade) and Jessica Amlee ( Heartland and youngest Leo Award winner ever for Love Crimes Of Gillian Guess) Laine MacNeil (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1 and 2) Carole’s advice is ought by film and television Directors, Producers and Casting Directors. She has been involved in many aspects of the business (Acting Coach, Casting Director, Talent Agent) and has received numerous awards for her contribution to the industry, including BC Film Award; ,Woman of Distinction Award – Arts and Culture; Excellence in Race Relations Award; B.C. Educator’s Award for outstanding contribution to the young people of B.C. and The Woman of the Year Award for Women in Film and Television. (Carole is Founder and President of Tarlington Training and Instructs the Masters Programs.)

 

Al is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in Manhattan.  He has worked in New York, Vancouver and Toronto in theatre, film and TV, appearing on shows such as Fringe, Psych and Intelligence.  He is a best actor nominee of the 2014 NYC Winter Film Awards. He has been an acting coach for 5 years.  Al is also co-founder of the New York based Theatre Company Animus Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

LEVENTE MIHALIK is a Capilano University film school graduate, editor and film instructor. He attended Templeton Secondary school’s film program which is widely regarded as the best in British Columbia. He has had multiple success in student film festivals and in National video competitions. At Templeton Levente learnt a wide rage of skills that has landed him constant work in video production since the age of 14. Since Graduation he has continued to work at Templeton, running film related workshops and instructing Templeton’s after school film program. He has also worked at the Vancouver Film Studios in the editorial department. During the summer Levente runs Pacific Cinematheque’s Summer Visions film program, located at Simon Fraser University. Here at Tarlington he is the designated Technical Assistant and in-house editor/filmmaker. (Levente assists in the Advanced Showcase Program and other courses as our resident technical expert)

Megan Bunting

Megan Bunting – Fox  has been acting for over 20 years. She graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of Victoria and was an instructor at Tarlington Training. She left to study and work in the U.K. and obtained an MA in Cross-Sectoral Community Arts from the University of London (UK)  which was taught in partnership with the National Theatre Education Department. In 2007, Megan co-founded a youth theatre company where she produced and directed many shows before returning back to Canada. She also worked as a Drama Practitioner within the England and Wales criminal justice system using drama as a means of working with offenders and ex-offenders. Megan also is a very experienced voice-over artist and recently worked as a DJ in Whitehorse, Yukon.

 

Misli Ala

MISLI ALAN began her acting career performing for 3 years with The British Asian Theatre Co based in London.  BAT was a Theatre in Education company which devised, wrote, directed and toured plays nationally.  Misli’s theatre credits include The Coventry Mystery Plays for The Belgrade Theatre, Karen in Speed The Plow and Martha in Lazarus and His Beloved, the only play Khalil Gibran wrote.  Movie and TV credits include South of the Border for the BBC, Secret Weapon, the story of Mordechai Vanunu and Guru in Seven.  Turning her sights back to writing (her first true love) Misli penned the critically acclaimed, “Raj…From Edmonton” a one man show which toured for 2 years across Britain with Phd Productions.  Currently, she has several writing projects in progress including, “I’ll Spell That For You”, a novel and “I’ll Die With My Gold On”, a play. Misli began instructing at Tarlington in 2006 before taking a break when parenthood beckoned.  She is delighted to be back and like her contempories is overjoyed to observe a steady stream of Tarlington alumni frequently working in the industry.

Mitzi Jones

MITZI JONES. After studying and teaching at many of Vancouver’s top drama schools, Mitzi Jones moved to London, England, where now enjoys an exciting and versatile acting career. Having worked in film, TV, theatre, video games and voice over, Mitzi has experienced all the many facets of an eclectic acting career. Including her recent role as the lead female in “Curiosity: Inside the Titanic” for the Discovery Channel which aired in many countries around the globe. Other recent credits include the lead role in “Catcher” at the York Theatre Royal and “Edmond” at The Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End. Mitzi enjoys teaching as much as she enjoys acting and is thrilled to back and part of the team at Tarlington! (Mitzi instructs Spring and Summer BOOTCAMP! intensive programs)

 

Natalie Moon is a British trained actor with international experience in both Britain and Canada. Performing as an actor since the age of six, Natalie is trained in all aspects of performing and has built an impressive resume in both Theatre and Film and Television. Educated at both Oxford University and Leeds University, Natalie has performed in film, television, theatre and in voice overs. She has also worked extensively as an acting coach and director with young people in her native Britain.

As well as being a working actor, Natalie coaches adults and young people through auditions and finds the time to write and create her own work. She is excited to be part of the Tarlington team and once again working and inspiring young people.

 

 

 

NICOLE RIGLIETTI is a graduate of the prestigious New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts: School for Film & Television, completing an on-camera two-year program. During her time in New York Nicole, she had the opportunity to completely immerse herself within the film community, juggling a variety of roles-from working on set as an Actor, PA, sitting in and reading at Casting Sessions. Having interned, gaining experience working with many casting directors, lead to an internship with the Tribeca Film Center, highly respected and known for the Tribeca Film Festival. Co founder of GNG productions; Nicole produced and stars in The Hunger After an original 12-minute short now making its rounds throughout the film festival circuit. Nicole has taught workshops in the US and Canada. Currently coaching drama students at Templeton Secondary, and choreographs and assists with the show choirs at Notre Dame Secondary. (Nicole is teaching SHOWCASE – Tuesday Class, Camera Acting Short Course, Acting Fundamentals and our Very Young Performers)

Peter Grasso

PETER GRASSO has been working as an actor, writer and director in Vancouver for over twenty years. He has multiple theater, film and television credits. Peter is proud to have written a one act play (The Boy’s Club), concerning the struggles of at risk youth, which toured the Lower Mainland. He has taught hundreds of hours of workshops for young actors at Templeton Secondary since 1989. Peter also taught at Ailanthus Achievement Center for three years working with actors from ten to eighteen years old. He enjoys being a part of the growth of aspiring performers. (Peter Instructs the Masters Programs and is Tarlington Training’s General Manager)

Richard Ian Cox

For over a decade, RICHARD IAN COX has been a senior instructor at Tarlington Training and is currently a co-drama teacher at South Delta Secondary School. Richard was one of Carole Tarlington’s top clients when she ran Tarlington Talent, the first agency in the lower mainland to represent children and teens when the industry was taking off (Tarlington Talent became Pacific Artists several years ago). Richard’s success as a young actor was unequaled in Canada, co-starring with the legendary Mickey Rooney in the television series based on The Black Stallion. Not only has he remained a successful actor as an adult (appearing in RV, Ghost Rider and Alive among many other film and television credits). Richard is also an in demand voice actor, best known for his lead work on the anime series InuYasha. (Richard teaches specialist Workshops at Tarlington)

Trevor Roberts

TREVOR ROBERTS has been working professionally in film, television and theatre for the past fifteen years. His roots began at the Vancouver Youth Theatre where he toured nationally and internationally. He has appeared in numberous television series and pilots in Vancouver, including DaVinci’s Inquest, The 4400, Psych, The Commish, The Odyssey, Sliders, Viper, Higher Ground, Rocky Times, and These Arms Of Mine. Trevor’s feature film credits include Scary Movie, Final Destination 2, MVP: Most Valuable Primate, Angels In The Endzone and This Boy’s Life. He has appeared on screen with Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Matthew McConnaughey. He is also a talented writer and film producer with three shorts completed and his first feature currently in development. Trevor has been at Tarlington Training for five years and is one of our senior instructors. (Trevor teaches the SHOWCASE – Saturday Morning Class)

Victoria Harraway

VICTORIA HARRAWAY is an actor and dancer who trained at Tarlington Training for eight years. Her screen credits include Projections and Bondage. Victoria has worked exstensively on stage AND music theatre. Playing in everything from Shakespeare to Gilbert and Sullivan, from Fame to A Midsummers Night Dream. Victoria directs the Very Young Performer programs at Tarlington and also teachers the Professional Acting Fundamental Courses. With years of experience and training, not just here at Tarlington but also with Casting Directors, (Stuart Aikens, Lynn Carrow, Coreen Mayrs & Heike Brandstatter) Dance (Free Flight School of Dance, Los Gitanos) and even Action-acting with Firearms! – Victoria is a quadruple threat! A gifted teacher Victoria is also an award winning writer. (Oh and she’s a lifeguard too! with gold medals in competetive swimming!) (Victoria teaches Spring and Summer Workshops)

Joshua Knight

JOSHUA KNIGHT holds a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Performance Practice. A three year, full time, acting training program from the Actors College of Theatre and Television in his native Sydney, Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Stage and Screen performance from the University of New England in Armidale, Australia and is currently completing his Graduate Diploma of secondary school education from the same university.

He has been acting for over 16 years and has been teaching for over 12. He has worked at recognized acting schools in Australia such as Marnie’s Studio of the performing arts, Mad Cow theatre company and Startime Studio’s. He has also taught children performing arts in New York, Pennsylvania and Canada. A considerate and caring teacher, Joshua is passionate about introducing young people to the performing arts and in his teaching enjoys bringing out the actors reality and truth in every student.