Youth Project Leaders 2023
Battle of the Bands - lauren Carson
Lauren is a recent Physics and Education grad from Queen’s University with specialties in outdoor and experiential education. She is also a local musician that has played at well-known venues across Ontario and is currently promoting her debut EP. Having participated in BoB previously, she is looking forward to organizing a memorable event for musical youth in Kingston.
Viva Voce - Faith Casselman
Faith is the founder of First Wave Creative Marketing- a collective that helps brands and entrepreneurs tell their story through written content and graphic design. She loves exploring different creative mediums by taking local art classes, whether it be silversmithing, pottery, or painting.
In her down-time you can find her hiking with her dog, experimenting in the kitchen, or planning her next backpacking trip. This is Faith’s first year being a Project Leader for the Juvenis Festival, and she’s very excited to be supporting Kingston’s arts community.
Youth Film Night - London Hosier
London Hosier is the Project Leader for the J.F. Youth Film Night as well as a co-project leader with Storefront Art Gallery. She is in the Academic Arts program at LCVI and enjoys organising arts based projects within the community. Since moving to Kingston in 2018, London has been involved in the arts community through theatre, dance, music, and visual arts. She previously worked as a YPL with her project Mixed Media in 2022, as well as an ASM with Blue Canoe’s Footloose.
Storefront Art Gallery - Jasmine Campbell
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
Storefront Art Gallery Assistant - Alyce Soulodre
Alyce Soulodre is a self-taught artist working primarily with watercolour, pen and ink, and coloured pencil. She has always been fascinated by creatures and plants of all kinds and continues to be inspired by the world’s beautiful biodiversity. This appreciation is reflected in her choice of subjects, which often includes various flora and fauna. She also studies creepy crawlies in her work as a Ph.D. Candidate in English Language and Literature at Queen's. Her work has been featured at the Juvenis Festival (2021, 2022), and she is excited to expand her role this year as Youth Project Leader. She lives and works on unceded Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek territory.
Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past noon - Gabrielle Pulver
As production manager, Gabrielle is having fun learning more about putting on a show by organizing the production of Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon with the Pirates team. When she isn't pursuing academia at grad school, Gabrielle loves reading books and seeing shows, especially when they combine magic, treehouses and pirates!
Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon - Jerall Li
My name is Jerall Li, I am studying drama and English at Queen’s. I am also an education student, thus doing theater productions with youth is basically my dream job. I am more specialized in lighting and management aspect of the theater, and I have done multiple productions in various positions. This year I am honored to work with Blue Canoe and be part of the Juvenis Festival.
The SpongeBob Musical - Brennan Michener
Brennan Michener (He/Him) is a YGK performer known for many various performances. He’s worked alongside the Kingston Meistersingers, Shatterbox Theatre, and Blue Canoe through various productions over the years. Recent endeavours include; The Producers (Meistersingers) Spring Awakening (Shatterbox) Footloose (Blue Canoe) and 13 the Musical as the director. Brennan is thrilled to bring this iconic musical to life with the help of a fantastic production team, and a phenomenal cast.
Devanshi Mishra - Dāstān - The Journey Of...
Devanshi is a choreographer, dance educator and arts administrator originally from India. With a BA in Dance, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship for Performing Arts from the University of Iowa, USA, and the National Scholarship for Dance awarded by the Government of India, Devanshi has diverse experience and a comprehensive dance background.
She shares her experiences gathered from India, USA and now Canada. Devanshi has been practicing the classical dance style of ‘Kathak” and consequently trained in Modern dance which now comprises most of her practice and exploration. She believes in the core values of diversity and representation in the community. Drawing from her personal experiences in the world of dance, Devanshi experiments within the space between her roots and the present, wherever that may be.
Devanshi aims to provide support and grow within a community of passionate and aspiring artists and is looking forward to getting to know Kingston and the broader community. She has recently been a part of multiple projects for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival Music Video Initiative and performed at the Skeleton Park Arts Festival for Movement Market Collective in YGK along with Dance Ontario and MonsterArtity.