Liberty Junction Theatre
Performing Arts Programs in Mississauga
Our history & values.
Liberty Junction Theatre Inc. was founded by Melanie Miles in 2008 and has been growing steadily for almost 9 years!
We are a not-for-profit in Mississauga offering a variety of performing arts programs for both children and adults, including summer theatre camps, musicals and plays, improv courses, acting for TV and film workshops, vocal training, and a Kinder Drama program for young children.
- “Liberty Junction has given my child the opportunity to develop even more confidence while performing and singing on stage, confidence that she can take into other aspects of her life.”
- “My son has continue to learn and grow with Liberty Junction theatre. He has made some wonderful friends and loves to perform.”
- “There is no doubt the confidence my daughter received by being part of this great production. She has made so many friends and can’t wait to be part of another Liberty Junction performance.”
The Liberty Junction Team.
Melanie Miles //
Creative Director, Head Instructor, Choreographer
Melanie is an illustrious and effervescent creative director. She delights in awakening the creative gifts of the young and the young at heart.
Backed by a combined 20 years of performing, directing, producing, coaching, stage management; as a Vancouver Film School graduate and a Mayfield Dramatic Arts Major; Melanie brings a wealth of experience to each session.
Melanie auditioned for and was accepted into the internationally acclaimed Vancouver Film School- Foundation Film program. She furthered her experience directing and working with actors, as well as producing short films. You can be sure that you will get the coaching, support, direction and encouragement needed to develop creatively while thoroughly enjoying the journey. She is trained in Laban Movement and carries an array of creative talents from make-up artistry, set & costume design and sound editing to help make each production unique and professional.
Graziella Mastrangelo //
Musical Theatre Head Vocal Coach
At an early age Graziella had her sights set on an elite high school which focused not only on academics but set a very high standard for performing arts. It was there Graziella had the opportunity to wet her feet in many aspects of the performing world. A love affair with Musical Theatre flourished and quickly she moved on to study all the different facets of Music, Theatre & Dance.
She is a Graduate of The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts; from which she holds a diploma in Performing Arts (Voice, Drama & Dance). She is a classically trained actor in Shakespearean, Elizabethan, Contemporary works, has extensive training in Improv at The Second City Theatre in Toronto and many years of training both in front and behind the camera. She is a classically trained vocalist who attended The Glenn Gould Professional School of Music, McMaster University, Le Royal Conservatoire de Musique de Luxembourg, The University of Toronto, McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario where she respectively obtained her Music Theory, History, Harmony, Voice Performance Diploma, Degrees in Music and Education, primarily focussing her attention on Pre-school to grade 6.
She is currently working toward completing The Royal Conservatory of Music Pedagogy Diploma Program 2017/2018 in both Music and Speech Arts. Performing styles such as Pop, Jazz, Swing, Chamber, Folk, Musical Theatre, Classical & Opera has given Graziella the privilege of performing across Canada, The United States, Mexico & Europe. Graziella is an avid Vocal and Speech Arts Competitor where she has gone on to win countless awards in categories such as Poetry, Shakespearean, Musical Theatre, Italian, French, Spanish & German Interpretations in both Voice & Speech. Favourite Musical Theatre Roles: “Tina” (Second City’s Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding), “Maria” (West Side Story) “Belle” (Disney’s Beauty & The Beast).
As a teacher, Graziella has over 15 years of experience. Her passion for inspiring young minds and developing the confidence in young performers is evident in any of her classes. She is thrilled to be doing what she loves to do on a daily basis and feels blessed to have the opportunity to teach and touch the lives of the old and young. She is delighted to be a part of Liberty Junction Theatre and can not wait to get started!!! She promises to do her best to make the year fun- filled learning experience for all!
Angela Villadiego //
Glee Course Instructor / Vocal Coach
Angela is very proud to call herself a member of the Liberty Junction Theatre team. She loves to unleash the full potential of her students to make their full personality shine through in their voices.
Her passion for singing started in the shower and continues to believe that the shower is the best place to sing your heart out. After participating in multiple musical theatre productions, she decided to combine her passion for music and theatre with her love of teaching. Starting out with piano and vocal lessons for children in the neighbourhood, she continued to learn methods of helping kids overcome the issues that stopped them from growing, whether technical or emotional.
Angela is always excited to see the culmination of her and her students efforts towards singing their hearts out and enjoying it.
Bika Diakoloukas //
Bika is overjoyed to be a part of this incredible Liberty Junction Theatre team. Adding creativity, enthusiasm, dedication and just the right amount of lightheartedness.
Over the past 10 years, she has worked in various areas of theatre and design, including stage managing, set design, prop making and graphic design. She currently runs a successful stationary business, offering invitations, design, and paper goods inspired by minimalistic design, strong typography and beautiful craftsmanship. Bika graduated the Technical Production for Theatre Program at Sheridan College where she assumed roles as Assistant Stage Manager, Head of Properties Crew, Head of Scenic Arts Crew, and obtained the Outstanding Craft Achievement Award in her final year.
Bika takes pride in her work, welcomes new challenges, experiences, and is thrilled to be working alongside the Liberty Junction Theatre students in creating memories that will last a lifetime.