School Managing Director
Kate Fennell graduated with distinction from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Film Studies in 2003. In 2006, she received a Master of Arts degree from the Univer¬sity of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama. She also holds a Diploma in Theological Studies from Capernwray College in the United Kingdom (2004).
Ms Fennell joined the administrative team at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet in the role of Publicity Manager in 2010. In 2011, she was promoted to the senior management team, first as the Director of Business Development and then as the School Managing Director.
Prior to moving to Winnipeg, Ms Fennell was the Associate Producer for internationally renowned Toronto-based theatre company Necessary Angel. She also worked with the Walmer Centre Theatre, the Festival of Original Theatre (University of Toronto), Stephanie Gorin Casting, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, the
Thousand Islands Playhouse, and Theatre Kingston.
While living in Toronto, Ms Fennell was an Advisor for the Arts Program at The George Cedric Metcalf Foundation and she sat on the DreamNorth Theatre Company Board of Directors. Since her return “home,” she has sat as a member of the Executive of the Winnipeg Branch of the Queen’s Alumni Association and as Chair of the R.H.S. Child Care Board of Directors, and has participated in leadership training at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity. She is presently on the advocacy committees for both the Canadian Dance Assembly and Manitobans for the Arts.