Vancouver Talent

Ryan Johnson

Hailing from the far off distant land of……Edmonton, Ryan had been donning the boards of just about every theatre in the lower mainland since 1997. Ryan has filled the souls of many characters such as Mercutio in Bard on the Bandstand’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’, lead role Jack Cameron in Metro’s Production of ‘Spirit Level’ and in 2011 won Best Supporting Actor in the Greater Vancouver Festival for his role of Flavio Ando in ‘The Ladies of the Camellias’. The first time Ryan was thrown under the bus for Slixer Entertainment was back 2003 and since then Ryan has performed different (sometimes multiple) roles for Slixer throughout Alberta and B.C.  Ryan has also been a member of the Ham Awry improv troupe since 2008.

Rachael Wegener

Rachael Wegener has been with Slixer Entertainment since 2009 - she is a regular host as well as an actress and producer. She is an Australian trained actress having appeared in over 14 independent films and numerous local Canadian and Australian TV shows including the film she acted in and produced Come Home Soon , directed by Hollywood actor Matthew Lillard (Return to Nimm’s Island, The Decendants, Scream, 13 Ghosts)  that won her the Emotional Impact Award in Acting at the Vancouver Impact Awards, The Wedding Belles, Sterotypical Gay Guy, the ABC TV show Recovery and the improvised film High Priestess by Canadian Avant – Garde director Larry Kent to name a few. As well as co staring in the Halloween Special - Spooky Seas- City TV Commercial representing Slixer Entertainment and staring in a feature Interview on the Canadian Rogers network television show Independent Scene. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts(Hons), Advanced Diploma in Acting for Film and TV and a Bachelor of Commerce / Law . Having had training at NIDA, Vancouver Film School and The Flinders University of South Australia.

Rachael is also a producer and director with a bunch of independent films under her production company Mystique Productions  - Contents Under Pressure- featuring RUN DMC, Vamphyri, Celebrity Updates, she has been an honored South Australian Arts Grant recipient and had numerous companies sponsor her productions – Mercedes Benz, Phoenix One International Film Services, Bonhams Fine Art, The SA parliament to name a few…

Andrea Bailey

Andrea, unlike most actors, finds it difficult to talk about herself in the third person as there is only one of her. She started performing in her hometown of Vernon, BC in front of various mirrors.  She left the nest at age 17 to pursue an education in Musical Theatre from Capilano University, where she spent three years training to be a proffessional actor.  Since graduating she has worked nonstop, travelling all over the world to exotic places such as... Kamloops, BC, where she was seen as Columbia in the Rocky Horror Show and the Lady Olivia in Shakespeares Twelfth Night (not at the same time, that requires a greater talent than she possess). Andrea recently returned from Toronto where she was seen in the concert version of the new musical, The Fallen: A Tale of Jack The Ripper. She has also been heard singing on the CBC Radio program, Go! with Brent Bambury. Lastly, Andrea is the proud recipiant of the 2009 Ovation award for Best Female Gypsy, and has been nominated for a CTC award for Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in Forbidden Broadway. Select credits include, Mae in The Wild Party, Female in Forbidden Broadway, Understudy for Maureen in Rent, Inga Swanson in The Awesome 80's Prom, Molly in The Threepenny Opera, Ensemble in Annie, Annie Get Your Gun and Honk.

Courtney Montgomery

Courtney Montgomery was born in the windy city of Lethbridge, AB, and spent the majority of her adolescence there, save for a couple years in Calgary. In August of 2008, Courtney heard the call of the Pacific Ocean and relocated to Vancouver, where she now makes her home. Courtney graduated as one of the top two in her class, with great distinction from the Univeristy of Lethbridge in 2006. She is the proud owner of a Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree with major in dramatic arts/performance. During her time in school, Courtney had roles in many shows including, "The Love of The Nightingale", "Doctor Faustus", and one of the lead roles in "Unity (1918)". After graduation and a year of work, part time acting class and travel, Courtney returned to Lethbridge where she was offerred the role of Elsa Barlow in "The Road to Mecca", alongside a former professor; a unique addition to the regular season of University productions. Since moving to Vancouver, Courtney has immersed herself in film and television training, eager to take on every opportunity that comes her way. She is currently enrolled in part-time studies at Vancouver Acting School at Shoreline, where she continues to be challenged and grow each week. Independent and student short films, music videos and web commercials are just a few of the projects Courtney has been linked to in the past few years. Courtney also has the pleasure of playing with the fine folks of Slixer Entertainment, and awaits the opportunity to share the experience with you!

Lisa Marie DiGiacinto

Bio available soon.

Mandie Vredegoor

You can take the girl off the farm, but you can't take the farm out of the girl. Born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta, Mandie is a country girl at heart who dreamed of bright lights and big cities, acting since her exodus from the womb. She’s best known for her brief stint on CBC’s Heartland, season one, recently syndicated in the United States and Dear Prudence, opposite Jane Seymour, the Murder she Wrote like dramedy. The camera loves her quirky offbeat charm, however, those who know her love her ethereal wisdom, seemingly beyond her years. It is this side that garnered critical acclaim in Calgary's debut of "Cowtown"; a darker look at the oil franchise that spiked Alberta's economic boom. She was thrilled to join the troop and is dying to perform for you. *nudge nudge, wink wink*

Stacy Mahieux

Born to entertain, Stacy has been sharing her natural talents and zest for life since she was a young child. She has received numerous honors and awards collectively for song, dance and most notably, musical theater which earned her a solo performance at the provincial level.  Originally from the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Stacy now resides in Vancouver.  She graduated from Vancouver Film School's "Acting For Film & Television" in Dec. 2009 and in 2010 she landed the supporting role of "Cassie" in the independent feature film "Complexity".  In addition to her work for "Slixer"(including an audition for"Dragon's Den") Stacy recently attended a stand-up comedy course at "Laughter Zone 101"and upon completion, performed her act for a crowd of 250 (& loved it!).   She is currently co-producing the stage play "Stuck" in which she also has a starring role (July 2011).  No matter which side of the camera or curtain, Stacy's future goal is to entertain, entertain, entertain...and have fun doing it!

Laurent Piche

Laurent Piché grew up in the small rural town of La Broccoli in Manitoba, Canada. He has produced, directed and edited a handful of short films, many of which have won numerous prizes in Festivals across Canada and in France. Laurent's first language is French but is obviously very much bilingual. Despite this fact, Larry constantly makes up non-sensical English words and blames everything on the French. At the age of 17, he also started writing and acting in a French Pre-teen CBC televised show called "Clan Destin". One of the many highlights of Laurent's career came in 2003 when his mock-documentary "Deuxieme enfance" won "Best Picture" at the Festival des Vidéastes in Winnipeg. Further to Producing and Directing his own films, Laurent continues to work on music videos and indie-features perfecting his craft as an Assistant Director soon to become a member of the Director's Guild of Canada. In the meantime, you can see him in action with us or at Vancouver Improv Anywhere.

Csilla Markus

Csilla was born in Paris, France and fell in love with the world of entertaining and performing from a very young age, growing up in Vancouver BC. Trained in both film and t.v. Csilla has lent her acting skills to many local short films, commercials, and stage performances most recently including the Vagina Monologues, with Penny-a-line Productions. Csilla's most recent film and tv credits include a lead role the feature film "The Renfiled Project" being produced by "Creepy Six Films." Csilla absolutely loves murdering and being murdered with Slixer and will continue to do so until someone murders her once and for all! Look out for her on the bigscreen soon!

Kirby Rae

Bio available soon.

Jeff Christensen

Jeff holds a Masters degree from the UBC and has also studied at Langara’s Studio 58 “The Intensive”,  Improv and Storytelling Monologues.  Jeff has also attended the prestigious Mystery School in Las Vegas as well as intensive workshops in the Principles of Eccentric performance with renowned physical comedian Avner Eisenberg.  While not performing with Slixer Jeff can be found touring as The Great Smartini – Magical Educator in his one person show “Pick a book, any book”.  More recently Jeff has become involved with the Sock Puppet Monkey Theatre Co. which is in pre-production with a zany show which has music, magic and of course talking monkeys!  Recent theatre work for Jeff included Aladdin – the Panto where he played the lead role of The Genie of the Lamp.  Jeff enjoys playing the role of “Michael Thorpe” in the Slixer Murder Mystery shows as he enjoys closely interacting with the crowd as well as the diners at his table.

Mike Balser

Mike Balser

Mike is originally from Nova Scotia where he graduated from Dalhousie University's Theatre Department. He spent the eighties working as an actor, writer and musician in a variety of venues, including Children's Theatre. Mike got his training in improvisation working with dinner theatres in Halifax, which were very similar to the Slixer murder mystery format, so working with the talented casts and generous crowds here feels like coming home. Currently, Mike has a day job as a teacher in Coquitlam. His present work is a lot like children's theatre, except the play runs five hours and the audience is a lot smaller. The show must be good, though; they keep coming back every day.

Amber-Kelly Mackereth

Amber-Kelly has been singing, dancing and acting since a very young age. Amber has trained in New York CIty at Circle In The Square, and is also a graduate of the Douglas college theatre program. Some of her credits include "Chicago" the movie, Charity in "Sweet Charity", "Bawdy" an oringinal musical, and "The Tale of a T-shirt" which she co-wrote, choreographed, and performed in, which toured across Canada and parts of Europe. Now back in Vancouver Amber keeps herself busy with her jazz/cabaret band "The 3rd Hit".

Rebecca Godin

Rebecca Godin was born in BC's Wine Region in the Okanagan where she actually lived in a Tipi with her family. Her parents Garry and Lee Godin were actual gypsies and traveled alot. She spent alot of her younger years on the Big Island Of Hawaii and relocated to Burnaby BC as a teenager. Rebecca fell in love with acting at age twelve and began her training in film and t.v. and theatre. Rebecca has been professionally performing since nineteen and can be seen in many independant films and North American Commercials. Rebecca won the Best Actress (Vancouver Zone) in 1994 and was Vancouver's Tina Vitale for Hoarse Ravens production of Tony and Tina's Wedding. She currently resides in Downtown Vancouver and continues to act. Rebecca is an animal advocate and a dedicated member of PETA.

Sabrina Prada

Sabrina Prada has been devoted to the thrill of live entertainment since her 1980 stage debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. A New Jersey native with international roots, Sabrina shares her wealth of experience in more than 50 stage productions, including Fighting Chance Productions award-winning production of Sweeney Todd, Seattle Repertory Theatre’s West Coast Premiere of The Great Gatsby and 2 years in Hoarse Raven Theatre’s Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. She was a regular with It's a Mystery Dinner Theatre on the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train. She also produces cabaret entertainments like TNT Rodeo, O Behave and Tits 'n Blood. In other words, she's pretty shameless and comfortable with stage blood...
Sabrina holds a BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and works regularly in both Seattle and Vancouver’s film and TV production industries.

Andressa Ester

Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Andressa has lived most of her live in Edmonton. She has been involved in the arts from a very early age. Performing in many school productions which later turned into performing in many local theatre and film productions. She has performed in a wide variety of different shows from classic Shakespeare to modern new works. She has just recently wrapped on the Independent feature film,  A Light in the Darkand is a member of the local improv troupe, BEERProv.

Andrew Green

Andrew has been performing inconsistently since he was 10 years old. He got his B.A. in drama from the University of Alberta and has been a Vancouver kid for 5 years now. 5 years is also how long he’s been a Scottish pirate in the story line of the B.C. renaissance festival. He’s been in such short films as “There can be only one”, “Mansion of Terror”, and “A Match made in Heaven”. He can even be found in the background of “Red Riding Hood”. Andrew loves karaoke and would no doubt spend every spare moment doing that or acting if it was feasible (or so I’ve heard). He looks forward to killing or dying for your entertainment, and anything in between.

Shawn Bordoff

Shawn Bordoff is a professional actor that specializes in humorous characters. He has been involved in the Film/Television industry since 1984. He has worked as a TV producer, writer, stand-up comedian and film-maker. You may have seen him being frightened by Angelina Jolie in Life or Something Like It. I have also taught Comedy Improvisation for VADA (Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts) and The Vancouver School Board. I have performed in over 100 murder mystery shows both here and in the US.

Marty Gage

Born in Montreal, raised in Ottawa, now living in Vancouver, Marty Gage is a pretty cool guy. Marty has a wide variety of experience in the performing arts, including film and television Having been involved in virtually every aspect of television & film production this past decade, He also finds the time to play in a Punk rock band and enjoys hosting infomercials. He loves playing tennis, reading history books, riding motorcycles, watching golf, shopping, traveling, computers, jogging, sweets, naps, hockey and smoking cigarettes.

Adrian Colbert

Mr. Colbert, (like Steven), is a recent graduate of the Vancouver Film School’s Acting for Film and Television Program. His interests include growing facial hair and caring for his Siamese fighting fish “Alfred”. Mr. Colbert recently headlined the indie feature “Ushers Legacy”, and “The Hunky Pipe Fitter”.

Barbara Kozicki

Barbara Kozicki is a multi-disciplinary performer. In addition to the work she does with Slixer Barbara is also a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, fire dance, traditional poi performer, belly dancer and University of British Columbia student. Barbara is also the proud wife of fellow Slixer actor Charles Heffernan. They have had the pleasure of performing together in a variety of roles in both Canada and the United Stated.

Charles Heffernan

Charles has a well rounded list of characters and impersonations that he has been hired for. He is also a fire performer and works occasionally as a host, DJ and Emcee for special events. Charles is especially proud of his work as a role player and simulation actor for educational and training purposes. In addition he is also the proud husband of fellow Slixer actress Barbara Kozicki and has had the pleasure of performing with her in a wide variety of roles locally and throughout North America.

Michael Unger

Michael Unger

Michael is a writer/performer with the Vancouver Sketch Comedy Troupe "The Skinny". They have performed to sold out shows in Victoria, Chicago, and Montreal. Originally the troupe met on a local TV sketch show "Off Centre Television" that aired late night on KVOS from 2005-2006 . He has been acting around Vancouver since 2002 in his debut in a Shakespeare Musical as Andrew Aguecheek in "Twelfth Night". Other roles have been in productions of "Stop Kiss", "The Day Room", "'Tis Pity She's a Whore", and "Portia My Love".

Mark Herfindahl

Bio available soon.

Arne Larsen

Bio available soon.

Brenda Anderson

Brenda Anderson- is a recent Graduate of Vancouver's "School Creative" fulltime acting program- 2008. Brenda is a member of Actra/UBCP, a Corporate Improv Team, studied with Vancouver "Theatre Sports" the intensive "Studio 58", "On camera Techniques", Cold read series. Briefly, Brenda has acted in Murder Mystery's, Land rover, Arrowhead water commercials, TV series Davinci's inquest, Dark Angel. Movies, Butterfly on a wing, Scooby doo- Monsters Unleashed, Mall Man, shorts, industrial, Medical instructional, music videos, Theatre, and a professionally trained voice-over artist. Brenda has hosted TV-events, corporate fundraising, and corporate guest speaking. Brenda is a licenced Professional Investigative Journalist/ Photographer. Brenda has also covered with accreditation "Red Carpet" events, travel writing and worked as a Public Relations promotional expert. Brenda has a tool kit of strong emotional and intensive skills for characterization.

Troy Young

Bio to follow.