Kaleidoscope is pleased to welcome UVic Student, and Kaleidoscope Alumna, Ashley Richter to our team. Ashely is a student at the University of Victoria completing volunteer hours for her Theatre Production class during our production of THE GIVER.
Ashley Richter is a UVic student who has gained a myriad of experience in the performing arts. Her experience includes community dance, musical theatre, and acting. She is currently in her second year of her BFA(Fine Arts) at the University of Victoria’s Phoenix theatre. Ashley was the recipient of a District Scholarship Award for Performing Arts and received the Tommy Mayne Fine Arts Award.
Ashley’s interest in acting began with Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People in 2010. As a student, she was in classes for acting for the stage, acting for the screen, and musical theatre. Ashley appeared in our 2010 production of The Hobbit as a young company member. This experience paved the path for further exploration of the performing arts. Ashley recently appeared in her university production of The Drowsy Chaperone directed Jacque Lemay. Ashley was also in many Victoria Youth Musical Theatre Company productions including Fame, West Side Story, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Ashley has also worked with The Belfry Theatre’s Belfry 101 programme. When Ashley was in high school, she performed leading roles in Cabaret and Footloose. She also was a dancer in the school’s advanced dance program and Platform 61. At UVic, Ashley has developed an interest in arts marketing. Ashley is dedicated to learning the foundational skills of arts marketing. So far, she has learned about media design, advertising, and budgeting and has been marketing for the Phoenix’s upcoming production of Trojan Women.
Ashley has always had a deep admiration for the arts and the creative impact it can have on young people. Helping with marketing and communications, Ashley feels at Kaleidoscope she will be able to give back to the community she loves as well encourage a new wave of students to learn to engage with theatre.