I Am An Actor : What Kind Of Training Have You Had? Essay

1866 Words Sep 15th, 2016 8 Pages
It never ceases to amaze me the caliber of artistry within today 's bustling acting community. All too often, those who work behind the scenes or appear as guest stars on various shows are seen, liked, and subsequently forgotten. As a part of my ongoing mission to highlight talent that may not always be at the forefront of every well-known production, I happened upon Joel Sturrock, and I found his story quite fasincating. Recently, Joel agreed to answer a few questions concerning his career, his notable works, and a few of his future endeavors.

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Why did you decide to become an actor? What kind of training have you had?

I started out as a dancer, and it wasn’t until I was training at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School as a teenager that the thought of becoming as actor even crossed my mind. I had always had my heart set on becoming a professional dancer, but not necessarily ballet, so my time there was tough. As a bit of an escape, I would spend any time off at the Towne 8 cinemas in the downtown core of Winnipeg. I would watch film after film, double bills on Sundays, when I wasn’t in the studio. It wasn’t until I saw the film Life as House that it dawned on me that I wanted to act. The film opened up something in me, a sense of possibility and opportunity and from there, I started to research and study as much as I could on my own. I decided to leave the ballet school the following year and begin my studies as an actor at the Canadian College of…

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