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Celebrated Speakers


Studio Theatre
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:30 am

How do you follow your dreams when your talent is surrounded by taboo and social stigma? How do today's education systems support or suppress the unique brightness of each child? Our panel discusses the challenges facing today's Billy Elliots.

Nigel Burgoine, Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre of Toledo
Kathleen Gallagher, arts education scholar
Jason Sermonia, company member, Billy Elliot the Musical and Little Shop of Horrors

Luisa Appolloni, Education Associate, Stratford Festival

Learn More! What's it really like for boys who want to be dancers? Members of the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical share their stories.

Support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

Funded in part by the Government of Ontario

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