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, Improvisation 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. Ardyth since 1987 has regularly performed Classic Mime , Charlie Chaplin, “Beth Hickadilly” at festivals,corporate events and many more venues. When Ardyth is not performing, she is busy teaching as an arts educator in physical theatre.


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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

An essential tool for the actor, an actor will learn breath, movement technique and motifs combined with joy, imagination and energy to train your body to support all acting choices.

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.


Organizer: Artists in Schools, Manitoba Art's Council "Ardyth was very enthusiastic and eager to help with any themes or ideas given to her.She had super introductory games to play,which was helpful as physical theatre is brand new to students and staff."

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

"The students really enjoyed the experience and were easily able to make connections between what we were doing and the material we had previously learned, as well as some new terms. As the teacher, I really enjoyed participating as well and how it was more of a co teaching experience than just observing. Ardyth is phenomenal with the young students. She was enthusiastic and funny but truly showed how passionate she is about her art. Both the students and I appreciated the experience. We hope to

—Organizer: Artist in Education, St.James

" The students enjoyed the whole experience!"

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