Marion Abbott is a graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College and has achieved the Piano Performance A.R.C.T. and Grade Ten Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music. As a performer, Marion has appeared in such shows as Bye Bye Birdie, Cole, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and Into The Woods. Upon graduating Sheridan in 1999, Marion was hired to accompany vocal exams and to sub in for various classes, then was hired in September 2000 as part of the vocal faculty. Marion has been teaching musical theatre to children since she was 16 years old; she started in various schools and churches in the Scarborough area and eventually ended up in Brampton. After teaching privately and working for The Brampton Theatre School, she opened Marion Abbott's Performing Arts Studio. The studio produced over 30 productions, including All Shook Up, Seussical, Mousetrap, Anne of Green Gables and High School Musical. Her students were invited to perform in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida in both 2009 and 2011. Marion has recently co-created The Confidential Musical Theatre Project, which had it’s inaugural production in July (Sunday In The Park With George). It has already been franchised to Vancouver, BC. (www.confidentialmusicaltheatreproject.com). As a dramatist, Marion has created No Safe Harbour, a play about the Halifax Explosion, based on the book by the same name by Julie Lawson. After multiple performances in Brampton, No Safe Harbour toured Halifax, Nova Scotia in September 2014 and is already booked to go back in July 2015. Marion is currently working on a theatrical celebration of the writing of Jean Little.