Youth Project Leaders 2024


Jerall Li

Project: Honk! Jr.

Jerall Li is a dedicated member of the Kingston theatre community, contributing to multiple organizations while also playing an active role within DSDM. With a diverse portfolio spanning TFY, musical theatre, international performances and plays, Jerall specializes in technical theatre, particularly specialized in lighting design and technical direction.

Brayah Pickard

Project: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Brayah Pickard is a Kingston-based performer and a graduate of the St. Lawrence College + Queen’s Bachelor of Music Theatre. She is currently studying at Queen’s to be a drama and music teacher.  She has most recently been seen in the roles of Cybelle for Theatre Kingston’s Blood River and Cristabel in Leslie Arden’s new musical The Lancashire Lass. Other theatre credits include Greta in Murder on the Orient Express at the Domino Theatre, Andrina in SLC’s Little Mermaid, and performing in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane for Kingston Fringe 2021.

Dylan Chenier


Dylan Chenier is a writer and theatre artist based in Kingston, Ontario. Since 2021, Dylan has served as the President of Domino Theatre, the city's longest-standing community theatre organization. Dylan has also authored several plays; his most recent, Toe The Party Line, was performed during the 2022 TK Fringe Festival. As both an artist and academic, Dylan's work focuses on the intersection between theatre and politics and the ability of theatre to influence community-based dialogue. Dylan is also a reporter for Kingstonist, covering local politics, sports, and the arts. 

Shay O'Brien

Project:Unknown Caller

My name is Shay O’Brien and my pronouns are they/them. I am a fourth year ArtSci student at Queen’s university, majoring in English and minoring in drama! This is going to be my first time directing a show, but I am so excited to see my project up on the stage and to get to work with some incredible people.


Valeriia Barinova

Project: Battle Of The Bands

Meet Valeriia Barinova: Ukrainian singer, musician, and digital media specialist. She has a passion for pop/soul genres. She is in her last semester of St. Lawrence College's Music and Digital Media program. Moreover, she has a bachelor’s degree in Law, which gave her a wide range of skills, from project management and administration to organization and hosting. Also, she has been a professional horse rider for 13 years.

Emilia Cabrera

Project: Storefront Art Gallery

Emilia Cabrera is one of the youth project leaders for this year’s Storefront Gallery. She is a
current student at LCVI and Co-Head of the yearbook. enjoys photography, Art, theatre films
& Music. She likes to get involved in different projects for the community. like taking photos
of last year’s juvenis festival, volunteering at the KSOA and Calliope Collective, or working
as an ASM in “The Lightning Thief” since she moved from Chile to Kingston.

Jasmine Campbell

Project: Storefront Art Gallery

Jasmine grew up in Moncton, NB and Inverary, ON. After attending the LEAP program in grade 7 she found comfort and opportunities within Kingston's art community.  Jasmine is now a high school student, attending the AAEP program at L.C.V.I.  You can find her working on various visual art projects both in and out of school.  After volunteering with Juvenis last year she was inspired to come back and take a lead on the Storefront Art Gallery.

Aidan Stork

Project: Storefront Art Gallery

Aidan is one of our Youth Storefront Art Gallery Project Leaders. He is a Student in the Social Service Worker programme at St. Lawrence College expecting to graduate in May 2024. Aidan has been involved in designing and leading youth programming for several years and is excited to join the Blue Canoe and Juvenis Festival team. He is a professional artist currently working on a commission basis designing and creating custom clothing, embroidery, and beading works for his clients. Aidan also works at Modern Primitive at the Cataraqui Centre, a job that he absolutely loves. 

London Hosier

Project: J.F. Youth Film Night

This is London’s third season with the Juvenis Festival, she’s worked as a Youth Project Leader creating both Mixed Media a 12x12 art exhibition and J.F. Youth Film Night. London enjoys theatre tech and production working as a stage manager, assistant stage manager, and lighting designer for multiple shows with Blue Canoe productions. Since the success of J.F. Youth Film Night last year, London was inspired to bring it back this season. She aims to create an event focused on shining a spotlight to local youth made films and their filmmakers.