Who are we? 

CAST Victoria was founded to offer actors working in Victoria BC a professional self-taping service. Partners Jessica Van der Veen and Christine Willes bring decades of experience to their work, and have taught at such prestigious acting schools as the University of Alberta, Gastown Actors studio, the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study, The University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Canadian College of the Performing Arts, and Capilano University.

Private clients include Sarah Chalke (Roseanne, Scrubs), Zac Efron (Charlie St. Cloud), Shelley Hennig (Unfriended, When We First Met) Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, For the People),  Kelly Rowan (The OC), Dylan Schmid (Shut Eye, 1922), Scott Hylands (Night Heat, Fargo) and Imogen Tear (Somewhere Between, When Calls the Heart).

We bring our passion and expertise to your acting journey, whether you are well established or just beginning. Our expanded services include audition self-taping and scene study classes (Victoria BC only), in person acting coaching, career coaching (Vancouver & Victoria BC, and Los Angeles CA), and Skype or FaceTime coaching (global).

We look forward to giving you the confident edge you need in the highly competitive world of professional acting.

From time to time Jessica offers group classes.  Please contact her directly for information.

A note to parents: Both Christine and Jessica have completed criminal record checks for the purposes of working with your child.  As parents ourselves, we understand the importance of your child’s health and safety.