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Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

60 EpisodesProduced by Diane FoyWebsite

PR and marketing coach Diane Foy has conversations with thriving musicians, actors, dancers, and industry influencers on what it takes to succeed in the arts. Solo shows offer coaching drawn from her 25 years’ experience as a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur.Guests have included musicians Ako… read more

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From Stage Fright To Stage Presence with Elisa Di Napoli

January 7th, 2021

35:35

Do you choose a word or slogan each year? I’ve chosen “Breakthrough” as my word for 2021.

If you ever feel like your progress suddenly just slams into a brick wall, I promise you, I’ve been there! In fact, the harder I …

Casting Director & Acting Coach Mel Mack on Self-Tapes That Don't Suck

December 17th, 2020

46:50

Hello and welcome to episode 58 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

How is everyone doing with the ending of 2020? For me, I’m trying to work on my mindset for the changes I want to make in 2021 and all that I want to …

Ashley Tabatabai on Actors Creating Their Own Work + Tips from Casting Directors

December 10th, 2020

27:33

Hello and welcome to episode 57 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Hey, remember my guest from episode 49 Broadway Actor Bret Shuford, also known as the Broadway Life Coach. Bret has created this really fun and creative way to …

Financial Freedom for Creatives with Katy Chen Mazzara

November 27th, 2020

36:18

Hello and welcome to episode 55 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Can I be real with you for a moment? My biggest goal for my coaching business is to help thousands of unstoppable musicians and actors like you attract fans, …

Catherine McNally On The Craft of Acting

November 19th, 2020

48:04

Hello and welcome to episode 54 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

I’m so excited that I have created the ultimate resource to help unstoppable musicians …

Karen “Cricket” Garratt on Confidence, Creativity & Living Your Joyful Purpose

October 29th, 2020

39:56

THE CONFIDENT CREATIVE ACADEMY  a Free Virtual Training event that brings the World’s Top Creative Experts and Transformation Leaders together to teach you how to build your self-confidence to move forward with the …

CD Baby & Indie Week's Darryl Hurs

October 22nd, 2020

55:44

Hello and welcome to episode 052 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Today’s guest Darryl Hurs is the founder of Indie Week, a music festival and conference that takes place annually in Toronto, Canada that showcases acts from …

Cara Pifko, Better Call Saul Recurring, Gemini & Stage Raw Theatre Award Winning Actor

October 15th, 2020

1:17:28

Hello and welcome to episode 51 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Today’s guest is Gemini and Stage Raw Theatre award-winning actor Cara Pifko who has played the recurring character of Paige Novick on the 39 time Emmy …

Lorraine Lawson, Top Vocal Coach, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

August 13th, 2020

39:05

Hello and welcome to episode 50 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Anyone else feel like saying “Let’s try that again!” What a strange time we’re going …

Bret Shuford: Actor & Broadway Life Coach

July 30th, 2020

48:40

Hello and welcome to episode 49 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Can I share a secret with you? I can’t do what I do without the guidance of my previous and current coaches and mentors showing me the way. Until a few years …

Michael Des Barres: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, DJ & Marquis

July 16th, 2020

45:35

Hello and welcome to episode 48 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

I’m very excited about my guest today! Michael Des Barres is a European Marquis, raised in England, and living in Los Angeles. He has appeared in over 150 …

Pandemic Pie Project w Multi-passionate Artist Bradley Harder

June 26th, 2020

19:15

Hello and welcome to episode 47 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! 

What are you waiting for? This season, I’ve found myself longing for the completely booked coaching practice that I had planned for at the beginning of this …

Diane Foy on PR, Coaching & Podcasting Interviewed by #1 LGBT Podcast Rainbow Country's Mark Tara

June 11th, 2020

36:36

Hello and welcome to episode 46 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Calling all ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, ACTORS: You once dreamed of being where you are right now! It can be tempting to stress over not being able to perform live or …

Jennifer Pielak: Comedy & Musical Improv Actor, Singer & Coach

May 21st, 2020

56:50

Hello and welcome to episode 45 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

How is everyone doing during this isolation time? Toronto is starting to re-open some …

The Road Hammers Jason McCoy on We Are 1 World Song for Covid-19

April 30th, 2020

26:19

Hello and welcome to episode #44 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! 

Today’s guest is Jason McCoy who with The Road Hammers has won 5 Canadian Country Music Awards, a JUNO award, and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year.  They are the …

The Enneagram & You with Gina Gomez

March 25th, 2020

25:26

Today’s guest is the author of The Enneagram & You: Understand Your Personality Type and How it Can Transform Your Relationships, Gina Gomez. I am fascinated by personality type systems so it was great to learn from …

Dora Award Winner Anisa Tejpar on DCD Dance Hall of Fame, Hit & Run Productions & the Rolling Stones

March 12th, 2020

47:10

I have another dancer for you. I'm so inspired talking to all these dancers. They understand my love of JLo and Janet. They get it they understand me See you guys I was meant to be a dancer Anyways, if you are a dancer, …

Attn: Musicians, Actors & Dancers Who Are Driven To Succeed But Are Struggling To Get Ahead

March 5th, 2020

28:28

You have the power to change lives with your talents. I help musicians, actors, and dancers cultivate authentic connections with audiences and …

Wellness Coach for Women in Music Katie Zaccardi

February 27th, 2020

29:34

Hello and welcome to episode #40 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Katie Zaccardi is a songwriter, artist, music industry professional, and certified yoga instructor. Through her work in both music and wellness, along with …

Kevin A. Ormsby: Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director of KasheDance

February 20th, 2020

57:17

Hello and welcome to episode 39 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

How is your 2020 going so far? Mine has been great. I’ve been working non-stop on something special for you all. I’m so excited to soon launch the Sing! Dance! …

Fly Lady Di aka Diana Reyes on Dance, DJing & Visual Art

February 13th, 2020

46:24

Hello and welcome to episode 38 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Today’s guest is Toronto born and raised of Filipino descent, multidisciplinary artist

Hip Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes & Actor Tonya Williams at Black History Month Launch

February 1st, 2020

25:02

February is Black History Month and there are many events happening across Canada to celebrate.  TD bank held a launch event at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto this week.

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and …

How To Create A 10-Year Vision For Your Life with Creativity Coach Diane Foy

January 16th, 2020

21:22

Hello and welcome to episode 36 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

As we are at the beginning of a new year and a new decade I thought that it was a good time to talk about future visioning. In episode 33, I talked about …

Hip Hop MC & Producer Solitair on his 20-Year Career & The Forgiveness Project

January 9th, 2020

45:20

Hello and welcome to episode 35 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Today’s guest is widely considered one of Toronto’s Hip Hop legends, Solitair’s many …

Dance Education Coach & Dance Boss Podcast Host Erin Pride

December 12th, 2019

37:00

Links and transcript visit 

Mentions: Lauren Ritchie The Dance Podcast, Rise podcast by Rachel Hollis, Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo, …

Creativity, Visioning & Oracle with Life Coach, Mindfulness Practioner, & Reiki Master Andrea Hendron

December 5th, 2019

31:55

Hello and welcome to episode 33 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

I have a special guest for you today. Andrea Hendron is a Life coach, Mindfullness …

Rob Carli on Composing Music for Film & TV & the Power of Music Therapy

November 21st, 2019

53:37

Hello and welcome to episode 032 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Today’s guest is Robert Carli, who is one of Canada’s busiest and most in-demand composers for Film & Television. His music has received numerous industry …

Why I love Janet Jackson & why some performing artists thrive while others spend years struggling to breakthrough

November 15th, 2019

18:23

Today's episode is about why do some performing artists thrive while others spend years struggling to breakthrough. I've worked with hundreds of performing artists and the competitive edge for many has been that they …

Global Superstar AKON on Releasing 4 Albums & Why Women Should Run the World

October 31st, 2019

17:50

030 Global Superstar Akon on Releasing 4 Albums at Once & Why Women Should Run the World

Hello and welcome to episode 030 of Sing! Dance! Act! …

Bif Naked Canada's Punk Rock Queen

October 24th, 2019

1:11:42

Hello and welcome to episode 29 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

I am so excited for today’s guest, Canada’s Punk Rock Queen Bif Naked! I have been a fan …

Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire on Music & Technology

October 17th, 2019

17:38

Hello and welcome to episode 28 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Today we have Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire who staying true to his Trinidadian roots, fuses original caribbean rhythms of soca with dancehall beats. …

Broadway & Symphony Star Capathia Jenkins

October 9th, 2019

32:31

Hello and welcome to episode 27 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Today we have Broadway and Symphony Star Capathia Jenkins. I love this line from her bio that says “This woman who grappling with two dueling passions each …

Actor/Director/Producer/Financier Matthew Willson

October 4th, 2019

59:49

Matthew Willson is an award-winning Canadian actor, director, producer and financier of the arts with more than 500 stage performances to his credit. A versatile and talented character actor, he also boasts numerous TV …

Live Music Producer Tom Jackson

September 26th, 2019

45:38

Hello and welcome to episode 25 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

This week we have live music producer Tom Jackson who has transformed the live show for artists such as Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, The Band Perry, High …

Dave Randall & The Political Power of Music

September 19th, 2019

24:28

My guest today is Dave Randall who is a guitarist, producer, and composer. He has contributed to multi-million selling albums by Grammy Award-winning …

#SheInspiresMe with Jennifer Lopez & Other #TIFF2019 Highlights

September 12th, 2019

14:18

Hello and welcome to episode 23 of Sing Dance Act thrive!

It is great to be back after a little Aug hiatus. I have created a new website at singdanceactthrive.com where I will be adding lots of articles and resources for …

Tap Dancer Travis Knight

July 18th, 2019

44:28

Hello and welcome to episode 22 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
My guest today is tap dancer extraordinaire Travis Knights who is in the Soulpepper …

Producer Joe Solo on Music Biz Success

July 11th, 2019

1:05:32

Today’s episode is an interview that I did during Canadian Music Week with producer and songwriter Joe Solo. Known for developing Macy Gray for 17 …

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt on HITRECORD & Creative Collaboration

July 4th, 2019

20:19

Hello and welcome to episode 20 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
Today’s guest is another one from the Collision Technology conference. Joseph …

Timbaland & Masterclass

June 27th, 2019

30:36

This episode is with Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning producer and artist, Timbaland. Since the mid-1990s he’s received over 18 Grammy …

Legendary Photographer Bob Gruen

June 20th, 2019

32:58

My guest today is Bob Gruen, who is one of the most well-known and respected photographers in rock and roll. From John Lennon to Johnny Rotten; Muddy …

Fit On Tour with Andrea MacNeil

June 13th, 2019

20:54

This week is an important topic for all of us in particular performing artists and industry that spend a lot of time on the road on tour. Andrea …

Damon Wayans Jr, Actor/Comedian & Kris Jones

May 30th, 2019

20:22

I recently attended Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference now making Toronto home for the next few years. As media I had the …

Canadian Music Week Review Part 2 with Esma, Tamara Maddalen, Encore

May 23rd, 2019

38:14

Canadian Music Week review part 2 with guests Esma, Tamara Maddalen and Donald Plant from Encore who report on their CMW experiences and what they learned from the various workshops.

Canadian Music Week Review Part 1 w Angela Saini & Denver Haylee

May 16th, 2019

37:27

Canadian Music Week Review Part 1 with guest artists Angela Saini and Denver Haylee. I share all of my CMW experiences from live shows, awards, panels, and interviews and then pass it onto some artists to report on …

Sass Jordan, Canada's Queen of Rock

May 9th, 2019

1:07:18

I have such a good fun show for you today with the fabulous Sass Jordan. This episode is really what I hoped all episodes would be like, a fun and …

Core Values, Limiting Beliefs & Mission Statements

April 25th, 2019

24:07

Today I wanted to talk to you about core values and beliefs and how taking the time to figure out what yours are can help you achieve your goals.

As a performing artist you may think you want to be world famous, …

Marc Jordan, Singer/Songwriter

April 18th, 2019

37:49

With numerous ASCAP, JUNO, SOCAN and Smooth Jazz awards to his credit, Marc Jordan’s work has appeared on some 35 million+ albums. He’s written for and with Diana Ross, Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Natalie …

Lisa Auguste, Dancer/Choreographer

April 10th, 2019

43:24

This week’s guest is dancer choreographer Lisa Auguste. She is a classically trained dancer who specializes in everything from ballet to hip-hop, Latin to breakdance and everything in between. Lisa was a finalist on …

Productivity & Time Management for Creative Entrepreneurs

April 3rd, 2019

32:15

Hello and welcome to episode #9 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Today I’m going to give you some tips and tricks on productivity and time management for us creative entrepreneurs. We all want to be more productive, …

Kelly Fraser, Juno Nominated Canadian Inuk Singer

March 27th, 2019

49:57

My guest today is Juno nominated Canadian Inuk singer-songwriter Kelly Fraser. Originally, from Nunavut, she has attracted a large fan base with her blend of traditional Inuit music and modern pop EDM and hip hop.

We …

Erica Peck, Musical Theatre Actor/Singer

March 20th, 2019

31:24

My guest today is Dora award nominated actress and singer Erica Peck who got her big break in 2007, when at 19, she won the role of Scaramouche, in …

Finding Your Why & Personal Branding for Bio Writing Coaching

March 13th, 2019

18:22

This is my first solo episode and I thought that a good topic to start with is finding your why? And later on I will break down all the personal …

Adrian Griffin, Actor/Acting Coach

March 6th, 2019

49:07

My guest today is actor and Meisner technique coach Adrian Griffin. He is a graduate of the famed Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied with Sanford Meisner, Bill Alderson, Ron Stetson, and Robert Modica.

For the …

Lucky Bromhead, Makeup Artist

February 27th, 2019

49:42

My guest today is makeup artist Lucky Bromhead who spends a lot of time with the gang from Schitt’s Creek, as the personal makeup artist to Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy.

Lucky and I used to work together many years …

Glenn Scarpelli, Actor/Producer

February 20th, 2019

1:19:27

My guest today is the actor, producer Glenn Scarpelli who is best known for his role in the original One Day At A Time produced by the legendary …

Andrea Morris, Radio Promoter

February 20th, 2019

57:37

For 15 years, Andrea Morris has run her own independent radio promotions company, AM to FM Promotions. Andrea’s years as a music director makes her a natural promo person, as she has a keen understanding of what life …

Clayton Bellamy, Musician

February 20th, 2019

45:42

My guest today is Clayton Bellamy who with The Road Hammers have won 5 Canadian Country Music Awards, a JUNO award, and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year. They are the best selling Canadian country band of all time. He has …

Introduction

January 30th, 2019

4:03

Welcome to Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! featuring conversations with performing artists and industry influencers on what it takes to succeed in the arts. I am your host Diane Foy and I believe that you really can make a …

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