JACQUI KAESE – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Jacqui Kaese has forged a foundation of opportunity for actors in a global industry. With over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry both in Canada and the UK, Jacqui is an accomplished actress, and acting coach. She has worked as an agent and is now in Casting partnered with Gemini Award winning Casting Director Lynne Carrow.
Alumni students have worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Nicole Kidman, Robert DeNiro, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Jason Statham, Nicholas Cage, and Scarlett Johansson.
She is respected for her coaching technique and career development strategy. Many success stories have emerged from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland through Spotlight Academy.
Spotlight alumni include
Sarah Grey ( StarGirl – Legends of Tomorrow ) Cameron Bright (Twilight) Justin Chatwin ( American Gothic ) Sean Sipos, ( CSI Miami ) Beau Mirchoff, ( Desperate Housewives ) Colin Ford, ( We bought a Zoo, Under the Dome ) Blake Woodruff, (Whisper), Jackson Warris, ( Once Upon a Time ) Quinn Lord, ( Once Upon a Time ) Erica Shaye Gair, ( Whicker Tree ) Jake Kaese, ( Butterfly Effect ) Stef Lang ( Singer Songwriter ) and Jenna Berman, ( Haunting Melissa ). Jacqui brings a great eye, an astute business sense, and a no-nonsense yet caring approach to the work.