Wendy Gorling is the movement coach for The Flight of the Hummingbird, a new opera for young people by Maxime Goulet, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, and Barry Gilson. She previously served as movement coach for Pacific Opera Victoria’s 2012 production of Verdi’s Macbeth, a co-production with Opera de Québec.
Wendy’s heritage is Scottish and Norwegian on her mother’s side and Austrian on her father’s side. She was raised and still lives in Vancouver, the traditional home of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsliel-Waltuth people.
Wendy is an actor, choreographer and teacher, who has garnered six Vancouver Jessie Awards. She co-created, with Morris Panych, The Overcoat – A Musical Tailoring, which toured internationally. She has choreographed the movement for Moby Dick, Trojan Women (Stratford Festival), Susannah, Sweeney Todd, and The Overcoat – A Musical Tailoring (Vancouver Opera), Pericles and The Winter’s Tale (Bard on the Beach), and The Waiting Room (Arts Club).
She will be the movement choreographer for the Stratford Festival’s 2020 production of Frankenstein. She is a graduate of École Jacques LeCoq in Paris, France and is an inductee into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame. Having taught at Studio 58 for 40 years, Wendy is passionate about guiding young Canadian theatre artists.