Janelle Rainville

Director of Production & Theatre Operations

(519) 888-4567 x 44767
Location: ML 122

Janelle Rainville

Janelle Rainville holds both a B.A. in Drama Studies and History and a B.Ed (Intermediate/Senior) from York University, Glendon Campus.  

She began her relationship with the stage at the age of 3 in a traditional blue tutu and sequins - unfortunately it does not fit anymore. Janelle has stage managed for over 40 dance companies and independent choreographers including the National Ballet of Canada, Dancetheatre David Earle, Danny Grossman Dance Company, Tiger Princess Dance Projects and Peggy Baker Dance Projects.  She has toured Malaysia & Singapore with the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre as well as across Canada with Kaeja d’Dance.  In 2005 she began working as a production manager for theatre and dance for the Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa), ProArteDanza, Le Theatre francais de Toronto and IMPACT Festival (Kitchener). 

In 2006 Janelle was asked to join the management team of the S.M.Arts Conference (Stage Managing the Arts) with Winston Morgan, an annual conference for and about stage management.  In 2010 she took over as director of the organization.  She also administrates the P.M.Arts Conference, a sister conference for production managers.

Courses Taught:

  • THPERF 100 - Introduction to the Theatre
  • THPERF 248 - Managing the Arts
  • THPERF 343 - Stage Management