ABOUT KATE TODD
Kate Todd has been a working artist in the entertainment industry for over 17 years. Her extensive resume and wide range of abilities have landed her roles on award winning TV shows throughout her vibrant career. Never one to be put into a box, Kate has played a vast scope of character types. Kate has landed lead roles in several hit TV shows including but not limited to: ‘Radio Free Roscoe,’ ‘Life With Derek’ and ‘My Babysitters A Vampire’. She has worked alongside names such as Ellen Page in the dramatic film ‘The Tracy Fragments’ directed by Bruce McDonald and Ving Rhames in ‘Saving God.’ Her voice acting talent has scored her credits on the hit show “Family Guy” and the popular video game franchise “Assassin’s Creed: Unity.”
While on set throughout her young teens portraying the singer/songwriter ‘Shady Lane/Lily,’ Kate went on to teach herself guitar and write songs. Coming back from living and working in Los Angeles, Kate enrolled at York University studying toward her Bachelor of Music degree while teaching and playing shows with her band on TV and in concert. She has released two albums ‘Finding My Way’ and ‘Anywhere With You’ under the world’s largest Independent Record Label, eOne Entertainment and her music collection can be found online and music stores such as HMV. Her caliber of songwriting has led her to multiple nominations in the Canadian Songwriting Competition and numerous nominations and a 2016 win at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, TN for 'Versatile Entertainer of The Year' award for her proficiency in both music and acting. Her most recent EP release 'One' (Villa Sound) showcased Kate's introspective side of songwriting and allowed her to get back to her alt country rock roots. Most recently, Kate was honoured to be chosen to open for the legendary singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith at the Historic Gayety Theatre in Collingwood, ON. In 2018, Kate was honoured with a Women's International Acheivers Award for her extensive community service.
Having studied and taught under the tutelage of Lewis Baumander in Canada and The Meisner Technique in both Toronto and Los Angeles for many years, Kate was given the distinct honour of bringing her experience and expertise of her craft to students. For the past 7 years she has been focused on honing her skills as an acting coach at the prestigious LB Acting studio. Her lifelong passion of helping youth to reach their dreams and make their goals a reality has created a following for her youth and teen classes. Her mindful approach, with direct and practical direction and unique ability to customize each exercise for individual students needs has been recognized by students and parents alike. She is committed to taking her students to the next level and has proven it with student bookings in Film/TV, commercials and major talent agencies.
Whether enrolled in Kate Todd’s classes or in a private coaching session you can expect an open and honest, direct application of technique to ensure you an authentic portrayal of whatever character you're given. Kate’s extensive and varied career has prepared her to bring the most well rounded experience to her classes and private sessions. Her award nominations and international recognition as well as being interviewed by every major newspaper, news network, radio and fanzine throughout North America has secured Kate as one of North America’s seasoned performers.
Kate Todd has been in the entertainment industry for over 17 years. Her extensive experience in the industry includes: film/tv actress, spokesperson, voice-over, host, musician and music licensing. She brings her breadth and wealth of knowledge to the classroom and becomes a personal mentor to her students throughout their artistic journey. Kate first started writing songs during her downtime on the set of the award winning TV show ‘Radio Free Roscoe,’ where she portrayed the lead role of “Shady Lane” singer/songwriter Lily Randall. She's played characters such as ‘Sally’ on ‘Life With Derek,’ ‘Erica’ on ‘My Babysitters A Vampire.’ Her voice work on ‘Assassins Creed: Unity’ franchise and ‘Family Guy’ have been highlights throughout her impressive acting career. In 2016 Kate had the great pleasure of being awarded with the ‘Versatile Entertainer of The Year’ award at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, TN. In 2017 she was recognized as a Modern Country nominee ‘Female Artist of The Year’ and ‘Female Vocalist of The Year’ at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, TN
In her 6 years as a coach, Kate’s students have gone on to book leading roles on TV series and films such as: ‘Odd Squad,’ ‘Everything Sucks!’ ‘Grim Ripper,’ Family Channel’s ‘The Next Step’ and Fresh TV’s ‘Backstage’ just to name a few. Most recently her private coaching landed her client a role on the hit TV crime drama, ‘Suits.’ She has worked closely and coached students successfully into top agent signings and management. She has been a respected and highly requested coach to professional working actors and musicians for over 7 years. Kate has had the privilege and distinct honour of studying and teaching under the tutelage of Lewis Baumander of LB Acting Studios.
Kate has a loyal following of music and acting students. She also has had the good fortunate of coaching young stars such as Johnny Orlando (Capitol Records) to fame. Johnny Orlando has over 4 million Instagram followers and is now traveling around the world on sold out tours. She has mentored and coached students to realize their dreams such as releasing albums and EPs.
Kate truly brings the joy of the artistic journey to her students. She creates an engaged and inspired environment for the beginning student and she provides the chops and mentorship available to the seasoned artist. Over the years, Kate has shared the stage with such well known acts such as Nelly Furtado, The Barenaked Ladies and Great Big Sea and she has co-written songs with the likes of Canadian Country music legend, Patricia Conroy. Additionally, she has played in countless venues in Canada and United States and has been featured and nominated in music festivals such as Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, Tin Pan North and Toronto Independent Music Awards.
This vast performance experience allows her to coach and mentor her students further than the music classroom.
Kate has enjoyed many guest appearances on television, including Real Access alongside Brittany Spears, Jessica Simpson and Hillary Duff, The Vicki Gabereau Show, E-Talk Daily, and segments on Star TV, Breakfast Television, MTV Canada, Much Music, M3, and Sun TV. She has been interviewed by most major newspapers and media outlets throughout North American, and featured in fan magazines as on popular internet fanzines. She was also a featured columnist for The Magazine where she wrote a music column called ‘Sound Check.’
As a graduate of the faculty of Fine Arts in the Media, Performance and Design Bachelor of Music at York University, Kate Todd is well rounded with both education and experience. She brings her love of education to the music and acting classroom. It is her passion to help others realize their artistic dreams. Don’t miss Kate Todd’s classes and see how this world renowned entertainer turned coach can help you achieve success.