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Susan Newbury

Susan Newbury started dancing at the age 5. Since then, she has explored many different dances including ballroom, contemporary, and ballet to name a few. She began her theatre experience at the age of eight, and has gone on to provide choreography for many productions, and remains active with her local community theatres. Susan has studied acting under the guidance of the William B. Davis School and has gone on to appear in film and television.

Susan’s love of the arts has compelled her to study at Alma College, George Brown College, Kwantlen College, and the International Academy of Merchandising and Design, and recently at UFV. She has had the opportunity to model and teach professionally with top department stores and a leading hair company. Susan has worked in the cosmetic industry and has had training with the leaders in prestige cosmetic brands. Her recent productions included ensemble in The Drowsy Chaperone, Mother Goose (Ova) in Mother Goose, Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense, Maggie in Maggie’s Getting Married,  ensemble Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra’s of Pirates of Penzance, Secondary Characters Sound of Music, Rosie -Mamma Mia, Choreographer and Ensemble of Newbury Art Concept’s/GW Graham’s Bye Bye Birdie, Mrs. Bedwin /ensemble Oliver 2016,  Mrs.Shinn/ Costumes The Music Man 2018, Costumes/ ensemble Jesus Christ Superstar 2023.

Susan enjoys creating her own music and with that she has recorded an original song- Celebrate Life for The Chilliwack Cultural Centre promotional video and choreographed the dance in collaboration with Randy Newbury. Susan is thrilled to be a part of the Newbury Art Concepts, and looks forward to sharing her wealth of knowledge with NAC students, and cast members of NAC theatre productions.

She has served as the president of the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, secretary of the Chilliwack Arts Council and served as a board member of the Valley Huskers Football Association.

She acknowledges the many years of experience that she has embraced from the many mentors that granted her the wealth and knowledge of the theatre. She continues to share this tutoring with pleasure to the many Newbury Art Concept families she has made over the years. To everyone, she thanks them for continuing to pay it forward. Knowledge and compassion, love, and support continue to be a part of her life in and out of theatre.

Susan enjoys collaborating and creating production projects with her dear husband Randy and with the support of the community and her family.

Randy Newbury

Randy Newbury started dancing and acting in his early teens. Since then, he has starred in many different types of theatrical productions and television. Randy studied voice under the direction of Victoria Meredith of the University of Western Ontario. His love of dance has encouraged him to study under the direction of Joy Lowry, Barbara Westman, Sarah Burton, John McHenry and others. Randy studied ballroom dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studios and went on to teach professionally. His love of the arts has allowed him to branch out and study flute under the direction of Sharon Beeler and has performed with the Stratford Concert Band and solo at private functions. He remains an active member of the local community theatre and most recently enjoyed directing. He and Susan collaborated to create a promotional video for the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. His most recent appearance was Mother goose in Mother Goose, and Christoper Wren in the CPG’s production of The Mousetrap. His last production allowed him to direct Nunsense the musical October 2009 at CPG. His most recent directorial production was The Drowsy Chaperone in April 2011. In August 2011 he prized the stage as the Major General in the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra’s Pirate’s of Penzance. Recently he directed and played Max Dietweiler in The Sound of Music with Secondary Characters, August 2012, and Director and Albert Petersen in Bye Bye Birdie spring 2014. He looks forward to sharing his learnings with NAC students.