Cam Oates has been a certified teacher since 2008. He has built his career working with youth in the dramatic community since 2001, and has worked as a youth facilitator and mentor since 1997.
Cam’s acting credits include: Seussical the Musical (Cat), HMS Pinafore (chorus), Aida (chorus), Guys and Dolls (Sky), West Side Story (Snow Boy), Much Ado About Nothing (Borachio, understudy Leonato), and various roles throughout his years in university.
His directing credentials include productions such as The Music Man, Annie, Greece, Pullman Car Hiawatha, A Typically Atypical Day, Still Alarm, Noises Off, as well as countless small productions during his years as a secondary school teacher.
Additionally, Cam was the recipient of an award for Excellence in Education from his school board during his 5th year of teaching.
An experienced dancer, he is honoured to be a Musical Theatre Dance Instructor at the DanceRoom in Stayner. Cam also spent three years as the director and choreographer of a Glee Club as well as four years as a member of the Windsor Dance Experience.
As a part of the Stratford Festival Education Department Cam has had extensive exposure and training, becoming proficient in the areas of script analysis, stage combat, voice, movement, scene study, classical study, and dance.
A leader in communal initiatives, Cam had developed a reputation as a Theatrical Educator and promoter within the Stratford community and is currently gaining momentum in Collingwood.
Cam has embraced his new hometown, and since relocating to Collingwood has choreographed and assistant directed Collingwood Collegiate Institute’s production of Annie and currently assists them with The Wizard of Oz.
Cam passionately runs the Youth Acting program for Theatre Collingwood. He has also directed Dean Holin's Musical Theatre summer camp, and runs the Hike on Haunted Hill for Blue Mountain Resort each year.
Cam is deeply passionate about the Performance Arts and believes they are wonderful outlet for expression and personal growth. He primarily works with youth as a director and producer, but loves to be involved in all aspects of theatre and performance and actively pursues opportunities to act, sing, and dance.