Barbara is a multiple Dora-nominated performer, writer, director and choreographer. She has worked in arts education for the past 18 years at multiple arts institutions across the GTA, including Wexford School for the Arts, Theatre Sheridan, The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Annex Children’s Theatre in Education (ACTE), and Lakeshore Arts. She holds a degree in Theatre Performance Acting from TMU (formerly Ryerson Theatre School).
Barbara has choreographed for TV shows Ginny & Georgia and Orphan Black and composed music for upcoming CBC Gem show He Murdered Sleep. She is an active writer in Canadian Musical Theatre, collaborating with some of the country’s most prolific Dora Award Winning writers. Barbara and co-writer Anika Johnson were awarded Patron’s Pick at the 2023 Toronto Fringe Festival for their musical CHOIR!!!. She is a founding member of Edge of the Sky Theatre and has worked extensively with The Musical Stage Company, Outside the March, and Corpus Dance Projects.
Beyond her work in musical theatre and TV/film, Barbara is co-founder/director of WANNABE: A Spice Girls Tribute where she stars as Ginger Spice, performing to sold out shows across the globe for over a decade. She is the front woman for country band ‘Love Hurts’ and portrays Gwen Stefani in the No Doubt Tribute band ‘Spiderwebs’.