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 Lightening 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.


Valeria 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 was born and raised in Chile. She is a student of LCVI high school being head of the yearbook. and one of its main photographers in later years. She enjoys photography and the art and meaning behind it and plays the viola. as well as volunteering since moving to Canada in 2021 at different events for the community, such as helping to take pictures at some events at the youth last year. 

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

London Hosier (She/Her) has worked as a Youth Project Leader with Juvenis since 2022, creating Mixed Media, a 12x12 art gallery, and J.F. Youth Film Night. London is also heavily involved with theatre production locally. She has worked as a Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Lighting Designer/Operator, and Co-Director mainly with Blue Canoe Productions. London led J.F. Youth Film Night last year and was inspired to lead it again this season. She aims to create an event focused on shining a spotlight to local youth made films and their filmmakers.