Miranda Handford

Specialities: Improvisation, Mask-making, Screenplay writing, Soundscapes, Storytelling

Contact Info

Email address
Resides in
Eastern Townships

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Experience working with

  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • Sutton Elementary School

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
Miranda Handford is a professional actor and filmmaker. She's been acting in film, television, voice, and theatre for many years. She enjoys teaching drama in schools and does one-on-one coaching too. She also writes and directs her own films, and is about to graduate from the Cinema school at Concordia University. When she isn't performing, writing, or making films, she enjoys sharing what she knows with students in a spirit of play and creativity.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

The focus of my workshops with elementary students is to encourage imaginative play, and to introduce the basics of storytelling and performance. One way I do that is through teaching them a song with body movements. The students help create the "dance" as we go, allowing them to express themselves. Marrying music, words, and movement facilitates memorization by bringing together several types of learning. Voice and movement come together, and before the kids know it, they're performing. This work promotes social connection, emphasizes the inherent rhythm and melody of language, and connects meaning with movement. It’s also really fun!

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