Biography

 

Justin Patrick Stadnyk (born March 17, 1985) is an actor, singer and Moksha Yoga instructor.  Known mostly for his roles in the Musical Theatre world with companies such as The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Mirvish Productions, Shaw Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Theatre Aquarius and more.

 

Justin grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and left upon graduating high-school to attend Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.

 

Since starting his career while still in high-school, Justin has had the opportunity to be a part of many exciting projects including three world premieres.  2009 brought The Boys In The Photograph to the stage with award winning writing and directing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton.  In 2011 Justin got to work along side exciting artists such as Susan Anton, Ken Page, Conrad John Schuck, John Rubinstein and more in the World Premiere of Grumpy Old Men - The Musical.

 

Along with his large dedication to acting Justin started practicing yoga.  Originally he admits he stepped into the studio to join the “fad” for the physical benefits.  Quickly after that he got hooked to the yoga practice as a great opposition to the performing world.  Finding the ability to strip away the ego and thoughts of body image or rejection, if even only for the 75-90 minutes in the hot room.  After building a healthy personal practice Justin decided to train with the Moksha/Modo Yoga co-founders Ted Grand and Jess Robertson as well as other senior teachers in Bahia, Brazil.  He now teaches in Toronto and across the country, wherever theatre brings him.

 

Now, Justin spends his time between Toronto and New York as he works to expand his career and explore exciting and new heights.

 

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