The Prom – Creative Team
Tracey Power has worked across Canada and internationally as a director, choreographer, actor and writer. She’s the Director/Co-creator of Hey Viola! and choreographer/writer of GLORY, which continue to tour across the country, writer/choreographer of the musical Miss Shakespeare, and the director/c-creator of Chelsea Hotel, The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Locally she has directed and/or choreographed shows for Western Canada Theatre(Elf, The Musical, Wizard of Oz, Les Miserable), Firehall Arts Centre/The Belfry (Chelsea Hotel), Chemainus Theatre (Singin’ in the Rain), Arts Club (Onegin), Bard on the Beach(The Winters Tale), and The Vancouver Opera (La Traviata, Marriage of Figaro). Tracey is the recipient of the Jessie Richardson, Elizabeth Sterling and Betty Mitchell Awards for her work. www.traceypower.ca
A descendent of Ukrainian, Austrian, and British immigrants, Sean grew up, and currently resides, on the ancestral and unceded lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples
Having grown up steeped in classical music, Sean made his orchestral debut at 16 with the White Rock Symphony, and at 18 performed as a soloist with the VSO. He graduated from UBC with a BMus before attending Rice University (Houston) on full scholarship studying with Dr. Jon Kimura Parker. With Dr. Parker’s encouragement to explore genres and performance beyond classical piano, Sean played Otto in Design for Living and music directed Bat Boy: the Musical.
Returning to Vancouver in 2006, Sean joined a pop/rock band as a keyboardist/writer and began freelancing as a session and performance musician. He’s played in dozens of bands and is currently an active member of Leisure Club and DAñSE.
In 2009, he music directed Songs for a New World (Not Another Musical Co-op), and the following year was the MD for PSP’s production of Bat Boy. As an MD, his many nominations and awards include The Wild Party (Pint-Size Tall), The Light in the Piazza and Herringbone (PSP). Recent work includes Starwalker (Raven Theatre) and Anne of Green Gables (Gateway).
Some of his first theatre work was with Theatre Under the Stars, where he was rehearsal pianist, orchestra player, and eventual guest conductor (The King and I, Big!, and Oklahoma!), and it is an absolute blast to get to work in Malkin Bowl once again!