Biographies of Carrie Laureola and Megan Slater

Carrie Laureola has been exploring her passion for art and art history for over 20 years. In particular, she enjoys oil/acrylic landscape painting, and sketching in her free time. Carrie has been actively spreading her love for the arts with her work in the local communities. She is a regular visiting teacher at Leaside’s St. Anselm School where she teaches Grades K-8 classes following the Ontario Arts Curriculum. She also holds frequent art workshops at St. Bonaventure School. She is excited to offer this performing arts camp collaboration with Megan Slater this summer. Carrie is founder and owner of Bamboo Bay, where she encourages budding young artists to express their creativity.

Megan Slater is a qualified teacher for Dramatic Arts and Vocal Music, as well as a performer. Along with extensive experience performing in various stage productions, Megan is also a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts Program in Theatre and Music from Brock University. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of the Sunshine Coast, with focus on Primary-Junior Education. She then went on to earn her Intermediate Vocal Music Teaching Qualification from the University of Western Ontario, and her Senior Dramatic Arts Teaching Qualification from the University of Toronto.

She began her teaching career as a Vocal Music Teacher with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board in Sarnia, before moving to teach Music with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. She is now a Kindergarten Teacher at St. Bonaventure, while currently enrolled in the Master of Education Program at the University of Toronto, with special interest in Arts Education. Megan is also a trained dancer in Tap, Jazz and Ballet methods. She has choreographed a number of student productions and continues to share her love of movement through continued involvement in community musical theatre. Megan is dedicated to educating students of all skill levels in the area of Musical Theatre and Performance Techniques.