Ardyth Johnson


Theatre, Other

Grade Level: k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Language: english, I speak and read a little French

Regions: Norman, Parklands, Interlake, Westman, Central Plains, Pembina Valley, Eastman, Capital Region



Ardyth first trained with mime artist Adrian Pecknold at The Manitoba Theatre School in Winnipeg and then received a scholarship with The Manitoba Theatre Centre to further her studies with Mime Unlimited School of Physical Theatre (Jacque Le Coq, Principal Ron East) in Toronto (graduate), plus other masters of Mime, Corporeal Mime, Commedia Dell' Arte, Clown, Bouffon, Movement Studies. Slap Stick, Stage Combat, Mask and Comedy. Ardyth holds a B.A in Theatre Studies from the University of Winnipeg and a graduate with Second City Conservatory. Ardyth has toured throughout North America with Mime Unlimited, Theatre Beyond Words and many other professional companies. Ardyth performs, writes and directs under her Physically Speaking Company. When Ardyth is not performing, she is busy teaching as an arts educator in physical theatre, plus workshops all over Canada and Internationally.


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Project Samples

Physical Theatre for Schools

Combining energy and imagination, students of all ages explore a whole world of physical expression. Students learn to celebrate, explore, and express themselves as they discover the essential tools of physical theatre.

Separate Physical Theatre Workshops

To introduce the student to: physical movement, mime, clown, group work, Commedia Dell' Arte , Improvisation (Physical and verbal) ,Stage Combat, Object work and Comedy through the world of Physical Theatre.

Physical Theatre for Northern Schools- Positive Expressions

Students finding the courage to come out of their shells, find confidence and spark creativity through Physical Theatre.


"It was an absolute pleasure having you. Blessings as you continue on you travels." " I like it! It was fun and active!" " AJ was fun and we laughed a lot!" (Students)

—Louise MacDonald (Forrest School, Brandon,MB.)

"Our artist bought a different talent than we had in the past and she was very passionate about her profession and the students responded well to her energy" "Thank you to the arts council and Ardyth for a great week with our kids!"

—Sandra Friesen (Domain School, Domain,MB.)

" Your Amazing", "I had a great time and learned so much!",Thanks for making us laugh until we cried.We had so much fun!" "Happy you were in our school !"," I had so much fun with you!", "Thank you for spending the week with us!', "Thanks so much!".

—Angelina Oliver (Ministick School, God Lake Narrows,MB)