Astrid Russell recently retired as a Drama and English teacher at Mitchell District High School [MDHS]. She taught Grade 9 through Grade 12 Dramatic Arts as well directing over twenty productions with MDHS Productions. With her students, Astrid entered the Sears Drama Festival where MDHS won many awards, advancing to the Regional Festival three times.
Astrid also launched and ran the Shakespeare School at the Stratford Festival for ten years.
Before she began teaching, Astrid was an actor for many regional theatres across Canada
including two seasons with the Stratford Festival. She is a graduate of Concordia University (B.A. Theatre Arts), National Theatre School and University of Western Ontario (B.Ed.)