Offstage Winnipeg’s second opera singer guest, Jamie McLennan, joins us today, in advance of his appearance as Little Bat in Manitoba Opera’s production of Susannah. This episode is a little different because I had the opportunity to interview Jamie in his dressing room just before the tech rehearsal on Wed, Nov. 20. In addition to learning more about him, his career and opera productions in general, we get a special visit from his makeup artist and some beautiful warm-ups in the background!
This week, opera singer, Christina Thanisch-Smith joins me on the podcast to talk all things classical singing! She enlightens me on some of the science behind singing and her training, tells the story of the moment she knew she wanted to do this forever and how important singing can be for anyone and everyone. Plus, a special performance!
Christina is the featured performer in Vocal Ascent's Nov. 17 concert.
Welcome back! I’m joined this week by Shaye Rautenbach, mental health advocate, creator of the She Wore Flowers in her Hair event and nursing student. Shay lost her sister to suicide 4 years ago and in addition to sharing amazing stories about the special person her sister was, she talks about the importance of mental health care, and removing the stigma.
On this episode of Offstage Winnipeg, the incredibly accomplished Hannah Rose Pratt joins me to talk about her mental health and self-care, dealing with grief after the loss of her mom and how she prioritizes her long to-do list. A communications manager, creator of the Break the Silence on Violence Against Women campaign, spin motivator, founder of the Winnipeg Dress Collective while also working on a masters degree, we learn what motivates her to keep learning, creating and helping people.
Founder of the Prairie Yogi community, Rachelle Taylor joins me on this week’s episode of the podcast. We talk about Rachelle’s struggles with infertility, how she’s made the decision to slow down and create space to reflect and how understanding her enneagram personality type has made her a better business person, partner and mom. On top of the running festivals and events, she’s mom to a 10-month-old, she teaches at Yoga Public and digital marketing at the University of Winnipeg.
This week, Brooke Van Ryssel, founder and owner of My Body Fitness & Nutrition joins me this week to talk body positivity and inclusivity. She talks about the toxicity of diet culture, and how size is not an accurate indicator of health. Things even get a little personal on this episode!
Entrepreneur and boss lady, Charmaine Jennings joins me on today's podcast to talk about diving in and starting her business, @strategiccharmboutique and creating the networking group she always wanted to see, @hustleandcharmcommunity. She talks about getting over the roadblocks, and doing what she always knew she wanted with her career.
Winnipeg’s style icon, Margaux Kitsch from whatMwore joins me on today’s episode of Offstage Winnipeg. We chat about how she saw the potential for her business, even when people doubted her, how her Indigenous heritage and love for Mother Earth has influenced her career, and the power of social media. Also, she’s so cool that she uses the word “fire” as an adjective.
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