Our faculty is dedicated to teaching aspiring actors. Instructors are professional working-actors, so students learn from their expertise earned through decades of film, TV, and theatre performance. As your mentors, VFS instructors share respect for the poetry and beauty of acting, and yet remain conscious of the pragmatism and persistence needed to realize your dream.
Head of Acting for Film & Television
Jennifer Clement is a professional actor based in Vancouver. She has acted in more than 40 film and television projects, including Fido, Syfy's Eureka, The X-Files, The Dead Zone, Waydowntown, My Life as a Dog, Da Vinci's Inquest, and Supernatural.
As a theatre professional, Jennifer has performed lead roles in some of the most respected theatres across the country: The National Arts Centre (Ottawa), The Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), ATP and Theatre Calgary (Calgary), The Belfry Theatre (Victoria), WCTC (Kamloops), as well as Dream in High Park and Theatre Plus (Toronto). She has also appeared in many local theatres, including The Vancouver Playhouse, Arts Club Granville Island, Stanley Theatre, Touchstone, Green Thumb, The Cultch, and The Gateway Theatre. Most recently, Jennifer was part of a Canadian/American co-production of Major Barbara at ACT in San Francisco and Calgary.
She has also worked as a director on two shows for the Fringe Festival, and more recently on successful runs of Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley and Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies. Jennifer was accepted into the National Screen Institute's Short Film Program and went on to produce the Leo Award-nominated film, The Alley. Written by VFS Writing instructor Aaron Bushkowsky, it later aired on the CBC.
A graduate of Ryerson Theatre School and York University's BFA program, Jennifer was an instructor in VFS's Acting for Film & Television and Acting Essentials programs for more than eight years before becoming the Head of Department. She feels it is a privilege and honour to be a part of the education of the next generation of actors.