Strike! The Musical
Stephanie (SAM) Manchulenko
Sam is grateful to be choreographing again for Rainbow Stage after a joy filled experience with last summer’s Beauty and the Beast. Select performance credits include Sheila in A Chorus Line, Mary Poppins, West Side Story, Chicago and Joseph (Rainbow Stage); Guys and Dolls and White Christmas (RMTC) and two seasons with the Charlottetown Festival. Select film credits include Suicide Squad, and Shall We Dance. She has choreographed for Talk is Free Theatre in Ontario (Napoleon, Bye Bye Birdie, Emily), Celebrations, Chai Folk Ensemble, the Confederation Center Young Company in Charlottetown and was assistant choreographer for Shrek the Musical (Rainbow Stage). Sam is a passionate yoga and meditation instructor who leads yoga teacher trainings and self-discovery workshops in Winnipeg: samtheyogi.com
Alexandra, born and raised in Winnipeg, is a passionate choreographer, director, performer and educator. Most recently, Alexandra choreographed and assisted director Carson Nattrass on the WSO and Rainbow Stage’s A Chorus Line. She has also choreographed for the Stratford Festival’s PAL Benefit, Sheridan’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rainbow’s Mary Poppins (with Marc Kimelman) and for many award-winning professional dancers across Canada and the United States. As a performer, Alexandra has spent five seasons at the Stratford Festival and has appeared at many regional theatres across the country. She has been seen on TV and in movies, including Suits, Bomb Girls, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, L.A. Complex and Make It Happen. Huge thanks to Carson and the incredible team at Rainbow for having me. Gratitude to my professional mentors: Donna, Robin and Stephanie. Enjoy the show!