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Kellie Haines

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

Ventriloquist Kellie Haines is an experienced and multi-talented entertainer who draws on her background in theatre, dance, singing and clowning as she explores a wide variety of topics with humour, compassion and boundless energy. From performing her first ventriloquist act at the age of eight in her school gym to performing for stage and TV, including a Jim Henson production, Kellie has never forgotten what she wants to do when she grows up!


Reviews

To see the children's faces light up, reaffirmed everything that the arts do for children. We are still talking about it and wondering when the bird and frog can come back. Thank you for coming all this way to share your time. Christina Pittman, Sxoxomic School, Alkali Lake
What a great presentation. BOOK HER! Liz Mansfield, Head of Primary Department, West Point Grey School, Vancouver

Performances & Workshops

The Story of Me, Myself and I

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 650 students
Tech Requirements: 2 electrical outlets, table. Chair
Fee Range: $685 - $885 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$650.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$650.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$770.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$770.00
Vancouver Island North
$770.00
Interior
$770.00
North
$770.00

This musical is a fictionalized autobiography. Kellie meets two puppets who help her come out of her shyness, join the circus and become a ventriloquist act. During their Vegas show, Magrau exhibits strange behaviours (small shouts and involuntary movements) which turn the show sideways. We discover that Magrau has Tourette Syndrome. Instead of quitting, we realize Magrau's challenges are his strengths and work his outrageous behavior into our act, winning bigger raves than before.

A Space to Play

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 650 students
Tech Requirements: 2 electrical outlets, table, chair
Fee Range: $685 - $885 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$650.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$650.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$770.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$770.00
Vancouver Island North
$770.00
Interior
$770.00
North
$770.00

Three friends - ventriloquist Kellie Haines, Kamilla the frog and Magrau the bird - explore the differences in people, nature and the universe in this hilarious and interactive musical adventure. Magrau wants to help protect the mountain caribou by finding them more space to play, while Kamilla wonders if she is the only frog in the universe. With the help of the audience's imaginations and talents, the trio learns that being different is not only okay, it's amazing!

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