Monday, October 31, 2011

LANCE CARDINAL - FULL BIOGRAPHY 2018

Lance Cardinal is a multi-disciplinary creative professional and proud member of the Treaty 8 Bigstone Cree Nation. His family roots stem deep from his small home community of Calling Lake, Alberta, Canada. 
Lance has over 2 decades of professional experience, traveling and living all over Canada as a multi award winning Set Designer, Sculptural Artist, Entertainment Director, Producer, Singer, Model Maker/Miniaturist, Concept Artist, Theme Park Designer, Choreographer, Teacher, Photographer, Event Coordinator/Facilitator and Cultural Healer.

He attended Victoria School for the Visual and Performing Arts (Musical Theatre/Art), Edmonton Musical Theatre School (Musical Theatre), MacEwen University (Theatre Arts), and Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Sculpture/Illustration).

At the age of 17, Lance began his professional career performing in the musical “Oliver!” at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta and continued to work as a performer in musicals for many years. In 1999 Lance went to L.A. to compete on the NBC hit reality Show, “Your Big Break!” featuring singers from all over Canada and the United Sates. Lance was one of only two Canadians picked from over 100,000 North Americans who auditioned.

In 2000, Lance moved to Vancouver to continue his career as an actor. He established his own production company, CARDINAL PRODUCTIONS, and in 2004 was asked to become Artistic Producer/Director for Ophidian Entertainment. Shortly after that, he also began his career as a professional award winning Set Designer, establishing CARDINAL PRODUCTIONS AND DESIGN, providing over 40 designs for musicals all over the Vancouver area. He received two Jessie Richardson Awards for Outstanding Set Design, and in 2007 was hired as a design intern for the Vancouver Opera’s new indigenous production of “The Magic Flute”.

In 2009, Lance returned briefly to Alberta, establishing and facilitating a new Music program for Bigstone Cree Nation’s Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik (O.P.K.) Elementary school in Desmarais, Alberta.  But his desire for the stage called him back...
In October of 2012, he began a 2-year professional Canadian tour as “Howard Wolowitz” in the musical stage adaptation of the hit TV show, “The Big Bang Theory”.

In 2014, Lance decided to “Give back” his knowledge to his hometown of Calling Lake, Alberta. He is currently in his 4th season (2017/18) as the founder and Creative Director of the Calling Lake Arts Academy, a multidisciplinary Indigenous Arts School for all ages. He also is The Fine Arts Coordinator for the MD of Opprtunity#17 and is responsible for Community Events, Interior Design, Poster making, Public Space Planning, Cultural Documentation/archiving and Social Media Marketing.
 
Lance always has new and exciting projects on the go. He is currently working on a new original musical based on the “Idol No More” Indigenous rights movement, featuring the music of Buffy Sainte Marie. He has also had lots of interest in his miniature work, which has been featured in magazines, television and online articles. He is also a believer in cultural healing, acting as a co-founder/facilitator of the Calling Lake Blanket Exercise Group.

Lance’s goal is to inspire the world with new ideas, culture, Imagination and most of all...HOPE!

One of Lance’s mantras is:
“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them”-Walt Disney.

PERFORMER RESUME

Lance Cardinal
Singer. Dancer. Actor.

  (780)-695-0195  (Call or Text)     
Height: 5’7”      Weight: 160 lbs      Eyes: Brown      Hair: med/brown
CAEA Member  / Canadian Citizenship
Treaty Member of the Bigstone Cree Nation, Desmarais, Alberta

THEATRE EXPERIENCE
Howard Woliwitz
Children of God
Howard Wolowitz
Vocal Soloist
Vocal Soloist
Barrett
Purser
Vocal Soloist
John Hinkley
Vocal Soloist
Phantom
Soloist/Dancer
Vocal Soloist
Chrous
Bobby
Soloist/Dancer
Soloist/Dancer
Vocal Soloist
Alan Smithee
Vocal Soloist
Maxwell Smart
Randy/Rodney
Garth Nader
Quasimodo
Soloist/Dancer

Skippy
Soloist/Dancer
Beautiful Boy
Aladdin
Chorus
Chorus
Big Boom Theory Musical
Wilson
Big Boom Theory Musical
Showcase! @ J Lounge
Sunday Night Showcase
Titanic! The Musical 
Anything Goes
Boogie Wonderland ASSASSINS
Assasins
NRG-Aurum
Rocky Horror Show 
Metrospective II
Faces of Love
Once Upon a Mattress
CABARET
Six Singular Sensations
A Walk Down Broadway
Diva Locas Live!
The Day Never Ends
Louis Riel - The Musical
Get Smarter
Agatha Crumbly
Friday Night Fever
Notre Dame of Paris
Something Old,    
   Something New
Star Trax II
Encore! Best of 20 Years
2-2 Tango
A Whole New World
The Alberta Quilt Project
Oliver!                
Jubilations
Corey Payette
Jubilations
Barrow Entertainment
Barrow Entertainment
Applause! In Concert
Metro Theatre
Barrow Entertainment Quintessence Musical Theatre
Ophidian Entertainment
Arts Club Theatre
Metro Theatre
Stepping Stones
Footlight Theatre
Down Stage Right      
Kompany dance (Fringe)
Edmonton Musical Theatre
Rum Jungle Showlounge
Jubilations
Musicalmania
Jubilations
Jubilations
Jubilations
Musicalmania
Edmonton Musical Theatre

Jubilations
Edmonton Musical Theatre
Northern Lights Theatre
Edmonton Musical Theatre
Citadel Theatre
Citadel Theatre

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CHOREOGRAPHY CREDITS
NRG Aurum - Ophidian Entertainment (Pop/Contemporary)          
Metrospective II - Metro Theatre  (Contemporary)                           
Diva Locas Live! - Diva Locas (Hip Hop/Disco/Jazz)         
The Day Never Ends - Jubilations (Hip Hop/Musical Theatre)     
Six Singular Sensations - Kompany Dance (Jazz /Tap/Hip Hop)             
Diva Locas Live! - Diva Locas (Jazz /Hip Hop)                    
The Paper - I Get Jokes productions (Jazz)
A Walk Down Broadway - Edmonton Musical Theatre (Jazz)                                    
Louis Riel, The Musical - Musicalmania (Red River Jig)  
Agatha Crumbly - Jubilations (Hip Hop)
                
TELEVISION AND FILM
“Your Big Break” Reality Show - NBC Dick Clark Productions (Vocal Finalist)
St. Joes Dramatic Academy - Pilot (Francis)     
The Paper - I Get Jokes Productions (Store Clerk)
Get Smarter, A Rockumentary - I Get Jokes Productions (Cast Member)                         

EDUCATION
1995-1998     Edmonton Musical Theatre School, Edmonton, AB
1995             Grant McEwen University, Edmonton, AB
1990-1994     Victoria School for the visual and performing Arts, Edmonton, AB 






AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
1999            Jubilations Award                          Best vocal performance by a male
1999            Jubilations Award                          Best performance by a male
1998            Jubilations Award                          Best performance by a male
1997            Full Year Scholarship                  Edmonton Musical Theatre School
1996            Full Year Scholarship                  Edmonton Musical Theatre School
1994            Ben Sauve Award                             Victoria School for the Visual and Performing Arts                  
1994            Major Arts Award                          Victoria School for the Visual and Performing Arts                            
                  
OTHER SKILLS
Puppetry, Masks, Model making, Directing, Sculpture, Design, Event Hosting, Event Planning / Management, Aboriginal Awareness.

SET DESIGNER RESUME

Lance Cardinal
Scenic Designer

604.520.9651 (home) . 778.892.1569 (cell)

CREATIVE OBJECTIVE

Attaining a position as a scenic designer in the areas of Set Design, Prop Design, Scenic Painting and project management.

SKILLS
  
Designed and implemented over 40 Theatrical Sets for stage from original idea/sketch/model, to installed finished product
 Proficient in Scenic Design; including Set Design, Prop Design and Concept Art
 Proficient in hand drawn Scale drafting and Illustration
 Skilled scenic painter / Prop builder / Carpenter / Model Maker
 Experience in costume / mask / puppetry design
 Excellent management of budgets and timelines
 Experience managing trades people and facilitating construction of design
 Excellent communication and writing skills
 Ability to work under pressure and independently
 Computer literate with basic Photoshop skills


EDUCATION

2009-2011
Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Vancouver, BC, Fine Arts


1990-1994
Victoria School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Edmonton, AB, Visual Arts

                       

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS


2012  Jessie Richardson Award Winner
Outstanding Set Design, The Light in the Piazza, Patrick Street Productions
2006  Jessie Richardson Award Nomination 
Outstanding Set Design, The Wind in the Willows, Carousel Theatre
2005  Jessie Richardson Award Winner
Outstanding Set Design, A Christmas Carol, Carousel Theatre
2005  Ovation Award Winner 
Outstanding Set Design, The Fantasticks, Quintessence Musical Theatre

FREELANCE SCENIC DESIGN WORK

Guys and Dolls (Vancouver College) Set Design/Paint. 2012 
The Light in the Piazza   (Patrick Street Productions) Set/Props Design. 2011 
Gritty City Fever    (Vancouver Theatre Sports) Set Design/Paint. 2011 
Bye Bye Birdie   (Little Flower Academy) Set Design/Pain/Build. 2009  
OPK 10 yr Celebration   (OPK School) Set Design/Puppets/Props/Paint. 2008           
Loose Change Short Film   (Rubber Blanket Productions) Concept Model. 2008 
Anything Goes   (Metro Theatre) Set Design. 2008
HONK!   (Exit 22 Productions) set Design/props. 2008
Bullshot Crummond   (Down Stage Right) Set Design/Props/Build.  2008
Annie   (Footlight Theatre) Set Design/Paint. 2007
Rejection 101   (Grant Mitchell Hunter) Set Design. 2007
Marry Me a Little   (Speck Theatre) Set Design/Props/Build. 2007
The Magic Flute-Quest for the Box of Shadows   (Vancouver Opera in the schools) Set Design/Costumes/Props/Puppets. 2007
Angels in America   (Hoarse Raven Theatre) Set Design/Paint. 2006 
Bullshot Crummond   (Down Stage Right) Set Design/Paint/Build. 2006
The Wind in the Willows   (Carousel Theatre)  Set Design/Paint. 2006
Summer of my Amazing Luck   (Shameless Hussies)  Set Design/Props/Paint. 2006
Lost Vegas Live!   (Aumentare Productions) Set Design/Costumes. 2005
Laramie Project   (Collingwood Private School) Set Design/Paint. 2005
Cinderella   (Footlight Theatre) Set Design/Paint. 2005
Alleycats the Musical   (Megakins Productions)  Set Design. 2005
Crazy and a Half   (Aumentare Productions) Set Design/Props/Paint. 2005
Into the Woods   (Collingwood Private School) Set Design/Props/Paint. 2005
Southern Time   (Southern Time Productions) Set Design/Paint/Build. 2005
Guys and Dolls   (Metro Theatre) Set Design. 2005
A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum   (Triptych Theatricals) Set Design/Paint. 2005
The Sound of music   (West Point Grey Academy) Set Design/Paint/Build. 2005 
Silence   (Shameless Hussies) Set Design/Paint/Build. 2004
A Christmas Carol   (Carousel Theatre) Set Design/Paint. 2004
Bye Bye Birdie   (Footlight Theatre) Set Design/Paint. 2004
Halloween Spooktacular   (Cardinal Productions) Set Design/Paint. 2004
Dancing in the Light   (Celestial One Productions) Set Design/Paint. 2004
Charlotte’s Web   (Down Stage Right) Set Design/Paint. 2004
The Fantasticks   (Quintessence Musical Theatre) Set Design/Paint. 2004
Honk!   (Arts Club Theatre) Set Design/Props. 2004
Problem Child   (Beyond Blue Productions) Set Design/Props/Paint. 2004
Little Shop of Horrors   (Collingwood School) Set Design/Props/Paint. 2004
Loveplay   (Shameless Hussies) Set Design/Props/Paint. 2004
Same Time Next Year    (Footlight Theatre) Set Design/Props/Paint. 2004
Into the Woods   (Lindbjerg Academy) Set Design/Paint. 2003
Winnie the Pooh   (Down Stage Right) Set Design/Paint. 2003
Agnes of God   (Down Stage Right) Set Design/Props/Paint. 2003
Honk!   (Ophidian Entertainment) Set Design/Props/Paint. 2003
ASSASSINS   (Quintessence Musical Theatre) Set Design/Props/Paint. 2003
NRG!-Aurum   (Ophidian Entertainment) Set Design. 2003


INTERNSHIPS

The Magic Flute 
Vancouver Opera 2007 -First Nations Design intern and Consultant
Directed by Robert McQueen. Set Design by Kevin McAllister.