(Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dramatic Arts, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)

Current Studies: MFA Directing

Supervisors: Stephen Malloy and Stephen Heatley

Michelle Thorne is an award winning, multi-disciplined theatre artist originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta. Thorne began her professional training at the Keyano Visual and Performing Arts program and completed her BFA in Theatre Performance from The University of Lethbridge. Thorne is currently in the final year of her MFA in Directing program at The University of British Columbia, where she will be directing Judith Thompson’s Lion in the Streets at The Telus Studio for her thesis production. Thorne is the original Artistic Director and co-founder of Theatre; Just Because, where she directed Louis and Dave, The Most Massive Woman Wins, Fanny and Manny Tie the Knot, The Awesome 80s Prom, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Wresting Play. Most recently Thorne directed Bugsy Malone for the Keyano Theatre Drama Force program; a youth musical theatre summer training intensive. Other directorial credits include Steel Magnolias (Keyano Theatre Stage 2 Series), The Other Side of the Pole (Keyano Theatre), The Creation of the World (commissioned for the 2015 Arctic Winter Games), Great Slave Lake and Tuesdays and Sundays (UBC).