Brenda Gorlick

Brenda Gorlick, a Manitoba born and bred performing artist has been a prolific part of the arts community her entire life.
As director/choreographer Brenda has designed over 250 productions nationwide and has been a member of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Banff Centre of Performing Arts Company and the Stratford Festival. She has gained a reputation as being the “Flash Mob Queen” of Manitoba and has designed events ranging from 1/2 time shows for the Blue Bombers to the Pan Am Games.
As a performer, Brenda’s selected stage credits include: Morticia in The Addams Family (Dry Cold Productions), Les Misèrables and Sister Act (Rainbow Stage) and Anita in West Side Story (Banff). In film favourite principal roles include Margo in Love in Design opposite Danica McKellar, a swing dance aficionado in If It Ain’t got That and a Maggie the DJ in Pumpkin Everything. She has also choreographed feature films Seance and the soon to be released Time Cut.
Brenda serves as Associate Artistic Director for Winnipeg Studio Theatre and helms the StudioWorks Academy & Players programs. Over the past fifteen seasons, WST has produced over forty musicals including such hits as Avenue Q, Spring Awakening, School of Rock and the world premiere, Hysteria. She pivoted to two virtual productions during Covid including Highlights from Be More Chill
Her artistic achievements include Winnipeg Theatre Awards (Evie) for Outstanding Educator, YMCA-YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award, Rainbow Stage’s Wall of Fame and WST’s Award of Excellence.
Brenda serves as guest professor in dance and musical theatre for the Universities of Winnipeg (since 2003) and Manitoba and is extremely proud of her work with the Manitoba Arts Council’s Artists in Schools program and the Manitoba Possible's All Abilities Dancers.

207-139 Tuxedo Ave., Winnipeg, MB
Language(s): English
Grade levels that programming is provided for: Primary (K - 3), Junior (4 - 6), Intermediate (7 - 8), Secondary, Post secondary, Adult education

Facilitates Group Lessons

Offers private lessons

Offers services to schools

  • Dance
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Artist-Educator Partnership
  • Residency
  • In-School Performances
  • In-School Workshops
  • Professional Development

Profile last updated: Oct 17 2022