Brenda Gorlick

Theatre and Film

Brenda Gorlick Title: Instructor
Office: 4T06
Building: Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
Phone: 204.258-3811


Brenda Gorlick, a Manitoba-born and bred performing artist, has been a prolific part of the arts community her entire life.

As director/choreographer Brenda has designed over 250 productions nationwide and has been a member of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Banff Centre of Performing Arts Company and the Stratford Festival. She has gained a reputation as being the “Flash Mob Queen” of Manitoba and has designed events ranging from halftime shows for the Blue Bombers to the Pan Am Games.

As a performer Brenda’s selected stage credits include: Morticia in The Addams Family (Dry Cold Productions), Les Misèrables and Sister Act (Rainbow Stage) and Anita in West Side Story (Banff). In film she has been a principal performer in Love in Design opposite Danica McKellar and a swing dance aficionado in If It Ain’t Got That.

Brenda serves as Associate Artistic Director for Winnipeg Studio Theatre and helms the StudioWorks Academy & Players programs. Selected productions include Spring Awakening, Altar Boyz, Avenue Q, Heathers, Reefer Madness, Seussical the Musical and the upcoming Frozen Jr.

Her artistic achievements include YMCA-YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award, Rainbow Stage’s Wall of Fame and WST’s Award of Excellence. She is Co-Chair of the Winnipeg Theatre Awards which she helped create in 2016.

Brenda serves as guest professor in dance and musical theatre for the Universities of Winnipeg (since 2003) and Manitoba and is extremely proud of her work with the Manitoba Arts Council’s Artists in Schools program and the SMD All Abilities Dancers.

Above all, she is mom to two boys, Jordie and Taj and life partner to Victor.;