Specializes In:Opera and Musical Theatre
Canadian performer Jacqueline Harding found her love of performing on a Winnipeg Music Festival stage at the age of 12. Six years, and countless Festival performances later, she enrolled at the University of Manitoba where she completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Donna Fletcher and Valdine Anderson. Following graduation, she studied classical art song at the Vancouver International Song Institute, and coached with Broadway veterans Faith Prince and Tovah Feldshuh at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University. Her passion for musical theatre led her to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory where she studied with the gifted Lisa Sheldon, and worked with the likes of director-choreographer Susan Stroman, as well as representatives from top New York casting and talent agencies. Since graduating, Jacqueline has lived in Boston and New York City, auditioning, performing, and teaching for the Stoneham Theatre Young Company. Jacqueline is also a two-time recipient of the Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Scholarship (RMTC), and was selected as the WISE Foundation’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award in 2013.
As a dynamic and active artist, Jacqueline’s performances have run the gamut of musical genres. She has appeared in three seasons with the Manitoba Opera Chorus, performed across the province as part of the Motown band The Retro Rhythm Review, and has been featured in Les Miserables (Rainbow Stage), The Addams Family and A Man of No Importance. Most recently, Jacqueline was seen in One Trunk Theatre’s Mission Potluck (co-writer/co-director) and District Theatre Collective’s production of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play.
Bachelor of Music in Performance (Voice), University ofManitoba; Master of Fine Arts (Musical Theatre), The Boston Conservatory.