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Carissa R. Forbes


Highlights of Skills & Experience

  • Performed in musical theatre productions at both elementary school and community levels, e.g. four P.L.A.Y. (Performance, Leadership, Arts, Youth) Project musicals and one theatrical production at the Living Arts Centre, production with Theatre Unlimited Performing Arts.

  • Advanced Ballet and Lyrical, Intermediate Tap and Jazz/Hip Hop, Level 3 Piano and Level 4 Vocal.

  • Excellent communication skills in English and French (verbal and written), collaborative team player, comfortable interacting individually and in groups settings with children and youth, problem-solver, fast learner and detail-oriented.

  • Proficient in Zoom, Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint), Google Suite (Docs, Slides, Sheets), Power Director, Canva.



University of Toronto                                                                                      2021 – Present

  • Third year, double Major in Philosophy and French Studies

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario                     2017 – 2021

Extended French

  • Grade 11 and 12 courses include: Extended French, English, Philosophy, Dance, and Drama.

  • Made lesson plans as part of Dance portfolio.

  • Extended French Certificate


Volunteer Experience

University of Toronto Mississauga                                                                               2022

  • First year orientation week.

Young Artists Theatre                                                                                                    2022

  • Utilized previous volunteer experience to work with instructors in leading warm-up activities and vocal exercises for youth ages 10-12.

  • Utilized experience in dance to work with instructors to choreograph small dance and movement numbers.

Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario                                                      2018 – 2020

  • Utilized highly developed creative arts skills to assisted participants with craft making.

  • Worked collaboratively with other volunteers to determine various craft items to engage participants.

  • Employed excellent communication skills to greet visitors in a positive and welcoming manner.

  • Worked with other volunteers and camp instructors to organize set pieces, costumes, and sign in for campers.

  • Worked with camp instructors to organize and lead activities for campers.


Accomplishments & Awards

University of Toronto Mississauga                                                            2021 – Present

  • Leadership Bootcamp – 2022

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario             2017 – 2021

  • Ontario Scholar – Grade 12

  • Extended French Certificate – Grade 12

  • Honour Roll – Grade 12

  • Junior Leadership Award – Grade 12

  • Arts Certificate – Grade 12

  • Ontario Vocal Festival, invited to nationals – 2019

  • Ontario Vocal Festival, invited to nationals – 2018

Luv2Dance Competition, Mississauga, Ontario                                                         2013

  • Ballet – Gold (Junior Competitive Group), Street Jazz – Gold (Junior Competitive Group), Tap – Gold (Solo)

Luv2Dance Competition, Niagara Falls, Ontario                                                    2012

  • Ballet – Silver (Junior Competitive Group), Jazz Hip Hop – Gold (Junior Competitive Group)


Other Skills

SOS 4 Kids, Mississauga, Ontario                                                                                   2016

  • Red Cross Babysitters Course



French. The arts – both visual and performing arts – including theatre, dancing and drawing. Philosophy covering a range of topics, for example feminism, political philosophy, and metaphysics. Archery.



St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario             2017 – 2020

  • Concert Choir Ensemble


Community Theatre

Theatre Unlimited, Mississauga, Ontario                           October 2022 – April 2023

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Young Artists Theatre                                                                                       2020 - 2021

  • Senior Musical Theatre Class, Coffee House – 2021, Coffee House – 2020

Toronto Metropolitan University Teen Musical Theatre                                  2019

  • Senior One Day Theatre Intensive

Mirvish Productions and Travelling Stage                                                              2018

  • Into the Woods

Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario                                                      2014 – 2019

P.L.A.Y. Project

  • Bye Bye Birdie, Game of Tiaras, The Sound of Music, Seussical

Beyond Bravo Broadway

  • Hercules

Bravo Broadway

  • Aladdin, Hairspray, Oliver, Newsies, The Little Mermaid

St. Therese of the Child Jesus Elementary School , Mississauga, Ontario      2016

  • The Trials of Alice in Wonderland

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