Award winning Arts Leader joins CCPA

April 5, 2018

Victoria, B.C.— The Board of Directors of the Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS, Victoria, BC) is very pleased to announce that Caleb Marshall will join the society as Managing Director of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) effective April 20, 2018. After an extensive national search led by the Board of Directors and our co-founders, Jacques Lemay and Janis Dunning, Caleb was unanimously chosen for the skill, experience and leadership he displayed throughout the interview process and within his career as an accomplished leader in the performing arts sector.

“Caleb is an artist and manager, who brings a wealth of professional arts experience to the College and is committed to the growth and development of both the College and of emerging Canadian artists. We are excited to have him join us in this leadership position, as we expand the scope, depth and impact of the school on the western Canadian and the national arts and culture sectors,” says CHAS Acting Chair Clayton Baraniuk, who is an alumnus and a former staff member of the College.

Caleb’s 25-year theatrical career has spanned producing, directing, writing, teaching, acting, administration, and cultural advocacy. He has produced over 80 theatre productions, taking his career across the nation and around the globe. Most recently he spent three seasons as the Artistic Executive Director of The Sudbury Theatre Centre, and the previous six seasons as the Artistic Producer for Theatre New Brunswick.

Caleb holds a BFA Honours in Acting from York University, and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University, London (UK). He has won several awards including the Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award, The Stratford Festival’s Eliot Haze Playwright Development Award and was recognized by the New Brunswick Arts Board with an Excellence Award in the Arts.

“I look forward to crafting the college’s vision for the future in collaboration with the Board of Directors, everyone at CCPA, its alumni and the broader community to ensure its impact continues to be felt in local, national and international venues,” says Caleb.

“I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Marshall to the Canadian College of Performing Arts”, says Co-Founder and current Managing Director, Jacques Lemay. “The College has always been national in scope and Mr. Marshall brings to CCPA a vibrant and current knowledge of the range of classic and contemporary performing arts opportunities for emerging young professionals, in every region of our nation. His vision and artistic integrity promise to be refreshing and inspiring. I feel confident he will lead the college into our next 20 years of excellence in professional arts training.”

The Board of Directors is truly grateful to Jacques Lemay and Heather Burns for their excellent work managing the college this past year and for preparing for this transition. Both have worked tirelessly and have been instrumental in the revitalization of the school alongside the dedicated staff and faculty of the College.

“We are so appreciative of the commitment, professionalism and hard work of Jacques Lemay, Heather Burns and the entire staff and faculty. As we share in this exciting new chapter of the College, we look forward to continuing to foster relationships with our co-founders, Jacques Lemay and Janis Dunning whose vision and determination have ensured the College continues to evolve, the broader community, and wonderful supporters and donors, under our new leadership,” says Clayton Baraniuk.

Supporters of CCPA will be able to meet Caleb Marshall during his first public appearance at the CCPA’s year-end production WORKING, presented at the McPherson Playhouse April 26-28. Tickets are available at

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Photograph of Caleb Marshall above was taken by Janis Dunning. More high-resolution photographs are available to media upon request.



The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) offers quality training in a broad spectrum of skills which will prepare the students for careers in the performing arts locally, nationally or internationally. The College provides a stimulating, positive and constructive environment where students are encouraged to develop high standards of work ethics and conduct which will serve them in any field of endeavor in the future.

CCPA offers three post-secondary training programs for performing arts aligned with the needs of the industry. These unique and intensive programs attract artists from across Canada and around the world. CCPA alumni are pursuing successful careers on major stages across Canada in New York and London, as well as film, television and the recording industry. For more information about CCPA please visit our website at:


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