Catherine McNally

Catherine’s instinctual ability to access the physical life of a character and release the actors energy is second to none. I have had many industry doors open as a result of our one on one audition sessions for feature films and television.
Jay Ryan – (Beauty & The Beast / Top Of The Lake)

Catherine has taught and coached me for the past 5 years, each time learning something new. Her knowledge has made me grow as an actor, gaining some of my most memorable roles with her help (Maps To The Stars, David Cronenberg). She is the first person I think of when I need any assistance with a role, and I will continue to use the techniques I have gained through her teachings throughout my career.
Emilia McCarthy (Maps to the Stars)

“Catherine McNally is a wonderful and a talented person with her help of teaching me too be a professional actress like her. I took an one on one coaching as well a self tape .. she was a lot of help with that with me. Catherine is a amazing . That’s, how I got the part in this full length movie, and I suggest Catherine McNally teaching other people.”
Krystal Nausbaum (Between and Bequest)

“Catherine is really nice and easy to understand. A great actor and is really funny. She helped me book a recurring role in the ABC show called Happy Town which was AWESOME. I also booked a role in one episode of FlashPoint with her coaching and I just booked a role in the movie Witchslayer. She tells me the stories about the script with different ways to act the script out and sometimes she lets you do what you want if it’s good.”
Sophia Ewaniuk, (Flashpoint, Happy Town)
Jacob Ewaniuk, (Rookie Blue, Cat in the Hat)


As an actor/director, Catherine continues to serve as an ongoing acting coach working with actors of all ages and levels. From beginners to well-established, international actors. Catherine is an on-camera instructor and resident coach at the prestigious Armstrong Acting Studios, as well as a theatre tutor. She teaches at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, Sheridan College Music Theatre, and Algoma University. She is a Theatre Ontario Talent Bank member, as well has been workshop leader for Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, Tarragon, Roseneath Theatre, and independent theatres in Toronto, private schools and 16 years at Young Peoples Theatre. Catherine has adjudicated many Drama Festivals including Sears Drama Festival. She has also responsible for coaching actors for self-tapes, theatre auditions for production and theatre schools in studio or via Skype.


Contact Catherine regarding self-tape and private coaching through the Contact Page

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