Creative Team

H.M.S. Pinafore 2020 - 2021

Amy Qian

Stage Manager

Amy is a Microbiology & Immunology student at McGill University who has been fascinated by the magic of performing arts since a very young age. Over the years, Amy has been working in different productions as stage manager, actor and lighting designer. Her appreciation for theatre continues to motivate her in pursuing her theatrical career. Amy believes that it is the spirit of arts that enlightens the world during a time of unsettledness, and she is thrilled to meet with a group of resilient musicians and artists at Savoy’s upcoming main stage production of H.M.S. Pinafore.

Noah Century 

Chorus Master

Noah Century is a Montreal-based musician and performer, a graduate of McGill’s Schulich School of Music, earning a mention for Outstanding Achievement on Clarinet. Originally an instrumentalist, focusing on wind instruments such as clarinet, saxophone, and flute, he is now reprising his dual-role of Chorusmaster and cast member for the McGill Savoy Society. As an instrumentalist, he has performed for multiple musical theatre productions, including Savoy’s previous production of Ruddigore, Contact Theatre’s production of Bonnie and; Clyde: the Musical, and Cote-st-Luc Dramatic Society’s production of Cabaret. Noah approaches each production he is a part of with great passion and excitement, dedicated to the idea that all individuals involved in a putting on a show have a shared responsibility to make it the best it can be, and be as enjoyable as possible for all involved.

Irene Toro

Vocal Director

Irene Toro is a web developer with a passion for music. Her previous experiences with Savoy include playing violin and viola for Iolanthe and Ruddigore, as well as being part of the chorus for the most recent production, The Gondoliers. She has also enjoyed singing as part of the cast in various WISTA shows and their production of Bye Bye Birdie.

Olivia Barnes

Director

Olivia Barnes is a director, actress and mezzo-soprano born in Prince Edward Island, Canada and currently based in Montréal. Olivia is known for her strengths as an artistic collaborator, her dramatic instincts and range as well as her comic timing. She took home a 1st place win for Voice at the National Music Festival in 2018, and 1st place in the audience choice category at the Institut Canadien d'Art Vocal Competition in 2019. She was granted her Graduate Performance Diploma in Classical singing from McGill University on full-fellowship and her Maîtrise en musique from the Université de Montréal. Recent stage directing credits include Arne’s Thomas & Sally (McGill Horizons Project), Joketown (TSC), the Fortissimo Vocal Ensemble, and the Confederation Players (Confederation Centre of the Arts). Upcoming directing projects include assistant director for Strauss’s Elektra (Berlin Dramatic Voices Program), August 2021. Having been involved onstage with McGill Savoy Society in the past, Olivia is thrilled to being directing H.M.S. Pinafore!

Tiffany LeClair

Choreographer

Originally from Montreal (QC, Canada), Tiffany Leclair has been interested in dance since the
age of 4. After exploring other styles of dance such as modern, lyrical, jazz, ballet and hip hop, she stumbled onto what would become her passion: contemporary dance. She studied at l’Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montréal (QC)(EDCM) and got the chance to work with amazing artistes such as Linda Rabin, Clara Furey, Helen SImard, Sophie Corriveau, Manuel Roque and the collective La Tresse. She has also danced in the 2019 version of The Gondoliers and is returning this year as choreographer. Through these contacts she hopes to invest in many projects with the title of choreographer and/or interpreter

Cédric Picard

Music Director

Bio coming soon!

Daniel Benjamin Miller

Producer

Bio Coming Soon!

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