Gina Anki has worked in the theatre industry for over 35 years, and guiding young artists through the challenging and rewarding aspects of the creative process of drama has been an important source of joy and fulfilment for her. A graduate of Theatre Arts at Wilfred Laurier University and Drama Therapy at the Institute of Drama Therapy in London, England, Gina also trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company and performed in a number of Shakespearean plays between 1990 and 1991.
Gina has had the pleasure of founding Children’s Arts Theatre School twenty five years ago. Many hopeful, confident, actors have walked through the doors of CATS, all sharing a passion for the performing arts in their development of social and personal growth. Gina has enjoyed working as an educator, consultant and therapist in the public and private school sector. Her greatest achievement has been learning through her students, in their quest to share the magic of theatre with the world!
Gina Anki founded CATS MAINSTAGE THEATRE COMPANY in 2008 as an not-for-profit offshoot of Children’s Arts Theatre School, dedicated to guiding young performing artists to personal and professional success.