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 Hood, Diary 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 MIRO is a professional actor who has lived and worked in some of the most exciting cities across Europe and North America including New York, Milan, Vancouver and Toronto. He trained at the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School in Manhattan. After graduation, he dove right into the New York theatre scene, getting involved with some of the most vibrant and innovative theater companies in the city. Working extensively in film and television. Al has appeared on such hit shows as Fox’s Fringe, USA Network’s Psych, CW’s Supernatural, CW’s Cult, CBC’s Intelligence, CTV’s Alice, I Think and Hiccups. His starring role in the Indie film ‘Computer Potato’ has earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the 2014 NYC Winter Film Awards. Last year he shot the Feature ‘Sitting on the edge of Marlene’ , where he plays the role of Bruce, alongside Cannes Award winning actress Suzanne Clement and Californication’s Callum Keith Rennie. He was also part of the cast of the gritty Indie film ‘The Last Crop’ alongside James Hutson and Flashpoint’s Hugh Dillon. Al has been an acting coach for 5 years and is also co-founder of the New York based Theatre Company Animus Theatre.
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.
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.
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 (Man Up), concerning the struggles of at risk youth, which is currently on tour in 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)
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)
MIG MACARIO. With nearly 30 years’ professional experience in the entertainment industry as an actor, acting coach and filmmaker, Mig Macario started his career under the valuable and successful guidance of master instructor Carole Tarlington. Mig has appeared in countless Film and Television projects; working with artists such as Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Depp, Jenny McCarthy and Maury Chaykin. He currently plays the iconic Disney character of Bashful on the hit ABC series Once Upon A Time. His recent projects have kept him busy playing a wide range of roles on such shows as Warriors, Run For Your Life and the upcoming BBC series Intruders with Dr. Who alumni John Simms. You can also find him popping up on your screens on fan favourites like Fringe, Arctic Air, Less Than Kind and Sanctuary.
Jeffrey Kaiser’s approach to acting and creating characters comes from a physical place. He trained at The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake California and attended the University of British Columbia’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program, graduating with a BFA in Acting. Jeffrey has produced, written and acted in original independent works for Film, TV and Stage and is currently putting his own physical spin on the Disney icon Dopey, for the hit ABC series Once Upon A Time.