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Heidi Krutchkoff
Artistic/Program Director 

Heidi Krutchkoff is an actor, singer, Broadway teacher, and host extraordinaire!  Growing up in Bozeman. Heidi found herself immersed in the local theatre scene at a very early age. She volunteered with Shakespeare in the Parks and performed with local groups. After high school  Heidi followed her dreams all the way to New York City where she graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy with the dean’s award for acting. Heidi found herself performing small gigs around the city and exploring the exciting world of standup comedy, with a show at famed Carolines Comedy Club. As much as Heidi has always loved to perform, she has equally loved the practice; continuing her education at The Television Institute and Broadway Dance Center. After her first daughter was born Heidi felt her home state of Montana calling. It has always been Heidi's dream to take the culmination of everything she had learned in NYC and bring it home to the next generation of aspiring performers. 

 

Philip Winchester
Guest Artist and Co-Director of Life Is A Cabaret 

Philip Winchester is a local artist who was born and raised in the Gallatin Valley.  After graduating from Belgrade MT he traveled to England to attend the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. (LAMDA) Once he completed his three year acting program he immediately jumped into film and television.  For the past 20 years Winchester has gone from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Network television and indie films.(Credits include Edmund in King Lear for the RSC, Robinson Crusoe on NBCs Crusoe, Leontes On Starz Camelot, Micheal Sonebridge on HBO/Cinemax Strikeback, Alex Kane on NBCs The Player, Peter Stone on NBCs Chicago Justice, Peter Stone on NBCs Law and Order SVU, Joey Kasinski in Lionsgate Rogue, and more) The unique mix of TV, Film and theatre has built in Philip a broad and current understanding of how the industry works and what is important for young passionate actors. The most logical next step is to share this wisdom and help the newest generation of local actors find their feet and build a foundation from which to soar.  It is an absolute pleasure for Winchester to be involved with long time friend and collaborator, Heidi Krutchkoff seeing her vision for young performers in this community come to life.