Rebecca Shoichet is a singer/actor who grew up in Victoria, B.C., Canada. With an education in musical theatre, she sings in a wide variety of music styles from jazz to funk and from pop-rock to opera. She has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Canadian popular artists Amanda Marshall and Tom Cochrane, and Vancouver-based bands Soulstream, Side One and Mimosa.
She has been voice acting since her move to Vancouver in 2000 and has played such characters as Agent Abigail Brand on Astonishing X-Men, Willi in Maya the Bee, Lorne and Dr. Kat in Kid vs Kat, and the English voices of such anime characters as Nana O. in Nana, Chelsea Rorec in Tokyo Underground, and Eri and Sota in Inuyasha. Rebecca is currently the singing voice of Twilight Sparkle as well as playing Sunset Shimmer in the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls movies and shorts.
Nicole Oliver is returning to Everfree Northwest! You probably know her as the voice of Princess Celestia and Cheerilee, but she has long career in both animation and on-screen acting. Her voice-over work in animation has spanned hundreds of characters, including roles in Ranma ½, Inuyasha, and Martha Speaks, or you may have seen her on-screen in shows such as Seed and Pysch. In addition to her roles in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, you're likely to recognize Nicole Oliver as the voice of Zoe Trent from Littlest Pet Shop.
Nicole Oliver has worked for over twenty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer, and director. Ms. Oliver has been nominated by her peers for several Leo Awards for her work on both the small and big screen and just recently won the UBCP/ACTRA award for Best Voice for her work in animation. This multi-talented, incredibly busy mother and professional has mastered the balance between family and work, and has furthered her education with a Masters of Arts in Communication from Royal Roads University (2011). She is the recipient of both the Founders Award for leadership and sustainability and the Chancellors Award for highest academic achievement.
The multifaceted Ms. Oliver is in high demand in the television, feature film, animation, corporate communications, advertising, and video game markets. She has provided her voice-over expertise to over 100 companies including AMERICAN EXPRESS, WIRELESS WAVE, CLUB HOUSE, and MCDONALDS, and she has voiced innumerable animation programs such as LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, TOM AND JERRY, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE and the BARBIE™ franchise.
Ms. Oliver believes that diversification is the key to success, and that with success in life there can be balance. She resides in Vancouver with her husband and their two sons.
As so many of us do, Tabitha St. Germain began life as a happy jelly lump. She might not have been quite so happy if she had had eyes and could see that she was puce in hue an unlovely colour, but she had no eyes. (See above re: jelly.) So: happy.
Far off, in the seams of a dimension like our own in no article, (except that there is a rudimentary Twitter that consists of people yelling out of doors into a corridor and then slamming the doors shut), a being named Snoodlewod Jam Jam Thwiket, took note of Tabby's dab of DNA coalescing on the earth. Though only a jelly, and an unsettling colour, it was clear that the thing was FULL OF NOISE. "I’m going in," said Snoodlewod Jam Jam Thwiket. For Snod. was a musician, and he recognized that a rare instrument was forming, a golden windbag: Tabitha.
If you think that origin story was daft, here's some of Snoodlewod Jam Jam Thwiket's oeuvre:
Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, C.O.P.S, Beetlejuice, Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Seed, Carebears, Deathnote, Martha Speaks, Jimmy-Two Shoes, a buncha Barbie movies, League of Super Evil, Nerds and Monsters, Littlest Pet Shop, Packages From Planet X, Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch, Pac-man, Lollirock, Pirate Express, Dinotrux, Endangered Species, Kong, Nina's World, Supernoobs and other stuff.
In MLP: Rarity, Luna, Nightmare Moon, Granny Smith, Mrs. Cake, Photo Finish, Rarity's Mom, Muffins, Suri Polomare , Pound Cake, Spa Pony, Flurry Heart and others.
Instrument also makes sauerkraut. Is no longer puce.
In addition to building an impressive music career as one-half of the award winning recording duo One More Girl (with her sister Carly), Britt McKillip has been acting in film and television since she could talk – literally.
Hailing from Vancouver, BC and riding the wave of a surging west coast film industry, Britt’s extensive resume reflects her deep level of talent and commitment to entertainment culture. In addition to appearing in a number of films and playing offbeat character Reggie in the critically acclaimed series ‘Dead Like Me’, Britt has voiced dozens of animation series including ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ as Sabrina, Disney’s ‘Baby Loony Toons’ as Baby Lola, ‘Bratz’ as Chloe, the wildly popular ‘My Little Pony’ as Princess Cadance, and most recently in the upcoming Netflix series ‘Super Monsters’ as Esmie. Britt is also currently appearing across multi-episodes of the new CW television series ‘Frequency’.
Between juggling a flourishing career as a recording artist, and passionate immersion in an industry that recognizes her as a highly successful voice, film and television actor, entertainment multi-tasking continues to be a way life for this talented young performer.
Marÿke’s acting career spans well over two decades; she has performed in film, television, radio, commercials, video games, theatre, and animation. She has acted in theatres throughout Canada and the U.S. Her credits run from big musicals like ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘A Little Night Music’ and ‘Aspects of Love’, to original indie plays, and most everything in between.
Marÿke has lent her voice to many hundreds of radio plays, commercials, and animated series, and considers voice acting her specialty. Favourite voiceover credits include ‘Moville Mysteries’, ‘Freaky Stories’, ‘Blaster’s Universe’, ‘Braceface’, ‘Maryoku Yummy’, ‘Bratz’, ‘A Mermaid’s Tale’ 1 & 2, ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’, ‘Dinosaur Train’, ‘Slugterra’, ‘Kate and Mim Mim’, ‘Black Lagoon’, ‘Johnny Test’, and of course ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ and ‘Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks’, playing Gilda the Griffon and Sonata Dusk respectively.
Marÿke is grateful to be able to say hello to MLP fans at these all-awesome conventions, and to thank them for their support in watching the work she loves so much.
Kazumi is a singer/actor born and raised in Vancouver, BC, where she has performed in musicals professionally with companies such as Royal City Musical Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Vancouver Opera, Patrick Street Productions, Arts Club, and The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre.
As a voice actor, she has had roles on numerous animated TV series and movies such as Iris in Lolirock, Mad Madeline in the Deep, Jan in Monster Beach, Amanda in Dr. Dimensionpants, Saffi in Bob the Builder, Skipper in Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale/Puppy Chase, and Adagio Dazzle in Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks. For My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic she is the voice of Octavia and Moondancer, and the singing voice of Rarity.
When not performing, Kazumi enjoys long distance running and writing. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Opera Performance from the Vancouver Academy of Music.
Diana Kaarina’s first voice-over work was dubbing for the Japanese Animé series, Hey, Tetsuya and Ranma ½, just as her musical theatre career was taking off. She ran off to perform on Broadway, where she built her resumé with such credits as “Eponine” in Les Miserables and RENT where she was the Mimi/Maureen swing and played every female role but Joanne. US National Tours include “Eponine” in Les Miserables (National Theatre Award & Kevin Kline Award nom. for Best Actress in a musical), “Miss Dorothy” in Thoroughly Modern Millie (created) and “Meg Giry” in the International and Canadian tours of Phantom of the Opera, which she also played in Toronto’s resident company. With numerous International and Regional performances behind her and a new daughter to raise, this talented young lady returned to Vancouver, Canada, where she has enthusiastically re-committed to the pursuit of voicing animated characters. Diving right in as the voice of Barbie for roughly a three year period (and 5 movies), Diana re-established herself on the animation scene and has since voiced lead or recurring roles in She-Zow, Maya the Bee, Strawberry Shortcake and Mighty Monsters; and guest roles in Geronimo Stilton, Dinosaur Train and The Deep, to name a selection. In 2014, she provided the voice of Aria Blaze in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks. Season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic included her first full-fledged pony role voicing the spicy, Saffron Masala. Diana is currently the Director of Broadway Edge Performing Arts Studio and was a nominee for the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Arts and Culture.
Tim Stuby is an animator and director who grew up in Akron, Ohio but chose to leave the safe confines of the United States to venture north to Vancouver, BC where he went to school for animation. He cleverly deduced that a career in the arts would earn him substantially more money and fame than his other option of going to law school. He also likes long walks on the beach, the sweet soft sounds of Air Supply and cheese. Even the blue kind.
He’s worked on a bunch of TV shows but who are we kidding. Nobody reading this cares about Kid vs Kat, Littlest Pet Shop, Tales from the Far Side, Fractured Fairy Tales or Fetch with Ruff Ruffman. Getting to the point, he’s worked on every season of MLP so far starting with actual real life animation on Season 1 all the way to directing on Season 6 and 7.
Denny Lu is a director, animator, graphic designer and illustrator in Vancouver BC. He was originally from Taiwan. In his 23 years in Canada, he learned a new language, English, completed graphic design and classic animation diplomas, did his time as chef’s assistant in a college cafeteria, and explored many BC camping, swimming and hiking places. Before he directed "My Little Pony" season 5, 6 and 7, he directed an Emmy nominated PBS web series "Plum Landing". He has also worked as the animator director for MLP season 1, 2 and 3, Equestria Girls DVD1, Looped, Kid vs Kat, Being Ian, Pucca, and George of the Jungle during his 15 years at DHX Media.
After a 12 year career in theatre Vincent Tong ventured into the cartoon world starring as: Kai; Ninjago, Jestro; Nexo Knights, Flash Sentry; Equestria Girls, Prince Blueblood, Garble the Dragon, Donut Joe; My Little Pony, Dan Zembroski; Packages From Planet X, Ant Nekton; The Deep (Leo Award Nominee), Irwin (Leo Award Nominee); Nerds & Monsters, Muck; Bob The Builder, Junjie; Slugterra, Matsuda; Death Note. He has recently worked with LA director legends Charlie Adler on Exchange Student Zero and Kris Zimmerman in Kong, King of The Apes and Dinotrux. This year Vincent was on the big screen as Brax in Ratchet and Clank the movie and various food products in Sausage Party.