Originally a small town prairie girl, Britt has proven that while you can’t take the Alberta out of a girl (and really, why would you want to?), it’s entirely possible to take the girl out of Alberta – and that is just where life has taken her. She takes pride in her Camrose AB roots, crediting her community theatre directors and teachers growing up with instilling in her a deep love of the performing arts. The moment the lights came up on Britt as the youngest of the von Trapp children in “The Sound of Music”, she knew without a doubt that she would have a life on the stage.
Britt left home at 17 to study musical theatre in the magical land of New York City, and upon graduation from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, promptly began to audition for anything and everything she could get her jazz hands (and pointed, beveled feet) on. She soon landed her first professional contract in the Ensemble of Damn Yankees, understudying the lead role of Lola at Hilton Head’s Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. What followed was a series of roles in Texas regional houses, most notably as Louise in Gypsy alongside Broadway and Film veterans: Cindy Benson and Michael Kostroff.
The next chapter in Britt’s career would take her to Toronto, where she would foray into on-camera work, and continue to perform on the stage. She worked around Toronto as a jazz singer and cabaret soloist, took regular on-camera classes at the renowned Professional Actors Lab, and recorded her first demo as a recording artist. While Britt loved her years experiencing the Toronto scene, eventually the west coast of B.C would call her name. After some time spent composing some music in beautiful Victoria, B.C, Britt was accepted into The Bachelor of Performing Arts program offered jointly through Douglas College, Capilano University, and Langara College, and moved to the Vancouver area to attend.
Since obtaining her degree and graduating as Valedictorian in June of 2016, Britt has put a special focus on learning more about who she is as a performer. She believes that tackling new things and doing things that push her boundaries are essential. A few recent experiences that she feels have significantly helped hone her craft include Patrick Street Productions’ inaugural Professional Musical Theatre Intensive, Sylvia Zaradic’s Voiceover Workshop, and Peter Jorgensen’s Masterclass Series. When she is not performing, Britt can be found working with youth as a musical theatre, voice, piano, and drama instructor in the Lower Mainland area.
Upcoming for her is The Drowsy Chaperone with Theatre Under the Stars in beautiful Stanley Park, Vancouver!
Britt is dedicated and passionate about learning, and the performing arts are no exception to this. Whether it’s learning new choreography, finding new moments with a scene partner, or breaking down the subtle intricacies of a Sondheim song; each experience will undoubtedly take her to a new level –one where she will hope to continue to find new growth within in herself as both performer and human. She is excited to see where her career and life will take her to next!