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ARTIST BIOS

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STEFANOS TASTSIDIS | Danny Zuko
PENNY & POUND: Debut! | Stefanos has been passionate for acting and singing as long as he can remember. He used to mimic commercials from TV and radio as young as one-year-old. He was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, and he immigrated to Canada in 2012. He was the president of the theatre club, where he took parts in many plays during his time in high school. Stefanos also took roles at a community theatre in Istanbul. He played with rock and metal bands as a singer, guitarist and bassist. Although he mostly played the aforementioned genres, he generally enjoys a wide varity of music. He enjoys various theatre productions as well, though his favourite would be Phantom of the Opera. 

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EMILY JANE MEW | Sandy Dumbrowski
PENNY & POUND: (3rd Season) Dormouse- Curiouser: A New Musical, Marmee- Little Women; 
Mrs. Lovett- Sweeney Todd (Cancelled due to COVID). | ELSEWHERE: Ticket to Nowhere (Innovative Productions); Vi Moore- Footloose, Iolanthe- Iolanthe, Rusty- Footloose, Crystal- Little Shop of Horrrors, Killer Queen- We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde. | TRAINING: BA (Hons) of Dramatic Arts at University of Gloucestershire. 

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EMAAN ANSARI | Betty Rizzo
PENNY & POUND: (2nd Season) The Nutty Milliner- Curiouser: A New Musical, The Unexpected Cop-
Clue: On Stage, Dr. Ann Ross- The God Committee. | Emaan Ansari (she/her) is a 17-year-old performer from the KCW area. She performed for two seasons with KW Glee's teen group, played Beth in her high school production of OZ by Don Zolidis, and The New Bird in her elementary school's winter play. 

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KLAAS RAYMOND | Kenickie 
PENNY & POUND: (4th season) Born in Oslo, Norway, Klaas Raymond started performing in high school in productions such as Into the Woods as The Wolf/Steward and then in Bram Stoker's Dracula as the great Doctor John Seward, both produced by Penny & Pound Theatre Productions. 
Working alongside John Tench (Murdoch Mysteries) as his assistant during his second term at Toronto Film School, Klaas learned much under his tutelage and has been taken to new levels as an actor and director. Klaas' most recent work includes Servent of Two Masters as Pantalone and Killing Game: An Online Zoom Experience. As per film work, he was featured in Manage Moi produced by Keegan Dewitt. Klaas also produced his own short film, A Loophole for the Rich A-Hole.

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KLAAS RAYMOND | Kenickie 
PENNY & POUND: (4th season) Born in Oslo, Norway, Klaas Raymond started performing in high school in productions such as Into the Woods as The Wolf/Steward and then in Bram Stoker's Dracula as the great Doctor John Seward, both produced by Penny & Pound Theatre Productions. 
Working alongside John Tench (Murdoch Mysteries) as his assistant during his second term at Toronto Film School, Klaas learned much under his tutelage and has been taken to new levels as an actor and director. Klaas' most recent work includes Servent of Two Masters as Pantalone and Killing Game: An Online Zoom Experience. As per film work, he was featured in Manage Moi produced by Keegan Dewitt. Klaas also produced his own short film, A Loophole for the Rich A-Hole.