An experienced voice instructor, Sheila has taught voice for over 20 years across Canada and in Mexico, Ireland and the United States. In Vancouver, she has taught voice, movement and acting at Studio 58, UBC, Douglas College, the William Davis Centre, Gastown Actor's Studio and Simon Fraser University. She has also taught at The National Theatre School and Concordia University in Montreal.
In addition to teaching voice, Sheila has led numerous workshops including the Way Out West Dance Intensive, Full Circle Performing Group, and the National Arts Centre. She frequently works as a professional voice coach, most recently for productions of Othello, Measure for Measure, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Sheila trained at Concordia University and apprenticed with Ann Skinner at the National Theatre School.
Most recently Sheila has performed with Continuum Dance Company and in the short film Claire directed by Kim Tough.
Sheila is known for creating a respectful, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere in her classroom, where students feel free to explore and expand their voices and bodies.