Artist Bio

Shayna Jones, founder of We Are StoryFolk , is a professionally trained and passionate performing artist. With professional credits as an actor, singer, and dancer, she imbues her work as a Storyteller with craftsmanship, and precision. She trained at Trinity Western University (Langley, BC),  apprenticed with Pacific Theatre (Vancouver), and has performed with the Arts Club Theatre Company, Stone’s Throw Productions, and the University of British Columbia   to name a few. She has honed her skills working with acting and vocal coaches, performance workshops, and hours of dance instruction of various forms. As a Storyteller, her performance credits include regional festivals; regional library districts; elementary schools; highschools, community events, summer camps, private functions , and more!

.Select list of past performance venues/Events:

  • LV Rogers Secondary School, Nelson, BC
  • Canadian Storytelling Night, Nelson, BC
  • The Langham Cultural Center, Kaslo, BC
  • Kaslo Children’s Fair, Kaslo, BC
  • Kootenay Family Place, Castlegar, BC
  • Healing Earth Orthodox Peace Conference, Cranbrook, BC
  • JV Humphries Elementary-Secondary School, Kaslo BC
  • Maple Ridge Library Reading Club, Maple Ridge, BC
  • Kent Elementary School, Agassiz, BC
  • Coquihalla Elementary School, Agassiz, BC
  • Simonds Elementary School, Langely, BC
  • Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC
  • Kootenay Storytelling Festival, Nelson BC
  • Vancouver Storytelling Society, Vancouver, BC
  • Nelson Storytelling Society, Nelson, BC
  • New Westminster Library, New Westminster, BC
  • Harrison Hot Springs Festival of the Arts, Harrison Mills, BC
  • Family Parenting Place, Agassiz BC
  • Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Saskatoon, SK
  • Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Chilliwack, BC
  • Haro Park Senior Center, Vancouver, BC
  • Chilliwack Community Services, Chilliwack, BC

Shayna is an active board member of the Professional Storytelling body Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada
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