Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
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 Akon, Bif Naked, Sass Jordan, Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Marc Jordan, live music producer Tom Jackson, music producers Timbaland and Joe Solo, actor/musician Michael Des Barres, actor Glenn Scarpelli, Meisner acting coach Adrian Griffin, Tap Dancer Travis Knights, Dancer/Choreographer Kevin Ormsby, Broadway & Symphony star Capathia Jenkins, and Broadway Life Coach Bret Shuford.

CD Baby & Indie Week’s Darryl Hurs
Oct 21 • 55 min
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 all over the world. This year like many events they are transitioning it into an online…
Cara Pifko, Better Call Saul Recurring, Gemini & Stage Raw Theatre Award Winning Actor
Oct 14 • 77 min
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 Award nominated television show Better Call Saul since 2016. Acting professionally since the age of 7,…
Lorraine Lawson, Top Vocal Coach, Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Aug 12 • 39 min
Today’s guest is one of the most successful vocal coaches in North America, Lorraine Lawson is privileged to be the Vocal Coach for CTV’s ‘The Launch’ and Season 5 of the hit show ‘Schitt’s Creek’. Other clients include Grammy nominee Kai, dance…
Bret Shuford: Actor & Broadway Life Coach
Jul 30 • 48 min
Bret Shuford is a veteran singer, dancer, and actor of eight Broadway shows including Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid and is currently in the Broadway cast of Wicked. He has appeared in several feature films including The…
Michael Des Barres: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, DJ & Marquis
Jul 16 • 45 min
Michael Des Barres has appeared in over 150 hours of American television, including roles on MacGyver, Seinfeld, and Roseanne, as well as more than 40 feature films and has sold over 7 million albums as both a recording artist and songwriter, beginning…
Pandemic Pie Project w Multi-passionate Artist Bradley Harder
Jun 26 • 19 min
My favourite story to come out of this pandemic is the Pandemic Pie Project by Bradley Harder. Bradley is a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur who has had careers in animation, fine art, film production, music, restaurants, bars, construction, and…
Diane Foy on PR, Coaching & Podcasting Interviewed by #1 LGBT Podcast Rainbow Country’s Mark Tara
Jun 10 • 36 min
Today’s show is a bit of a twist. I was recently interviewed on Rainbow Country by the fabulous Mark Tara and I thought you might like to hear it and learn more about me. Rainbow Country is a radio show on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto and is also the #1 LGBT…
Jennifer Pielak: Comedy & Musical Improv Actor, Singer & Coach
May 20 • 56 min
Jennifer Pielak is a performing artist and coach from Vancouver, Canada. She’s a multi-disciplinary performer with over 15 years of professional experience in comedy improv, musical theatre, musical improv, experimental/physical theatre, singing, voice…
The Road Hammers Jason McCoy on We Are 1 World Song for Covid-19
Apr 29 • 26 min
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 best selling Canadian country band of all time. Before The Road Hammers, Jason was already a very…
The Enneagram & You with Gina Gomez
Mar 25 • 25 min
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 an expert on the enneagram. As a…
Dora Award Winner Anisa Tejpar on DCD Dance Hall of Fame, Hit & Run Productions & the Rolling Stones
Mar 11 • 47 min
Dora Award winner, Anisa Tejpar is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School and is the Co-Artistic Director of Hit & Run Dance Productions. We had a fabulous conversation about the upcoming Encore! Dance Hall of Fame event by Dance Collection Danse…
Attn: Musicians, Actors & Dancers Who Are Driven To Succeed But Are Struggling To Get Ahead
Mar 5 • 28 min
You have the power to change lives with your talents. I help musicians, actors, and dancers cultivate authentic connections with audiences and industry gatekeepers so that they can build a thriving career in the arts, without feeling overwhelmed or…
Wellness Coach for Women in Music Katie Zaccardi
Feb 26 • 29 min
Katie Zaccardi is a songwriter, artist, music industry professional, and certified yoga instructor. She is a wellness coach for women in music and the host of the Out To Be podcast. Through her work in both music and wellness, along with her own…
Kevin A. Ormsby: Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director of KasheDance
Feb 19 • 57 min
With a career that spans over 30 years, dancer, choreographer Kevin A. Ormsby has performed with various companies and projects in Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States. He is the Artistic Director of KasheDance, and works as an Arts Strategies…
Fly Lady Di aka Diana Reyes on Dance, DJing & Visual Art
Feb 12 • 46 min
Toronto born and raised of Filipino descent, multidisciplinary artist Diana Reyes also known as FLY LADY DI, has been rocking stages for over a decade through Dance, DJing and Visual Art.
Hip Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes & Actor Tonya Williams at Black History Month Launch
Feb 1 • 25 min
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 featuring Hip Hop Pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes and Actor Tonya Williams with performances…
How To Create A 10-Year Vision For Your Life with Creativity Coach Diane Foy
Jan 16 • 21 min
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. By taking a moment to really visualize what you want your life to be like in the future you can better determine the steps required…
Hip Hop MC & Producer Solitair on his 20-Year Career & The Forgiveness Project
Jan 8 • 45 min
Widely considered one of Toronto’s Hip Hop legends, Solitair’s many contributions have made an indelible impact on the Canadian urban music landscape, and the music industry as a whole. As Solitair came into prominence as a highly sought after producer,…
Dance Education Coach & Dance Boss Podcast Host Erin Pride
Dec 11, 2019 • 37 min
Erin Pride is a personal dance education coach and she’s also the host of the Dance Boss podcast. We had a good conversation about her career as a dancer and dance instructor, but also we share some resources of different books and podcasts that you may…
Creativity, Visioning & Oracle with Life Coach, Mindfulness Practioner, & Reiki Master Andrea Hendron
Dec 4, 2019 • 31 min
Andrea Hendron is a Life coach, Mindfulness Practioner, Reiki Master, and the Creator of Andrea’s Soul Chats. My plan was to do a solo episode talking about future visioning and creating vision boards and as I was preparing I began thinking about my…
Rob Carli on Composing Music for Film & TV & the Power of Music Therapy
Nov 20, 2019 • 53 min
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 awards and nominations, including 20 Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominations, 5 Gemini Awards…
Why I love Janet Jackson & why some performing artists thrive while others spend years struggling to breakthrough
Nov 15, 2019 • 18 min
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 have a clear message of who they are…
Global Superstar AKON on Releasing 4 Albums & Why Women Should Run the World
Oct 30, 2019 • 17 min
Today we have global superstar Akon. The American born Senegalese artist has sold over 35 Million albums worldwide, received 5 Grammy Nominations and collaborated with an array of A-list artists from many genres including Lady GaGa, Eminem, Gwen Stefani,…
Bif Naked Canada’s Punk Rock Queen
Oct 23, 2019 • 71 min
I am so excited for today’s guest, Canada’s Punk Rock Queen Bif Naked! I have been a fan of hers since her 1996 self titled debut album and her follow up I Bificus with the hits “Daddy’s Getting Married,” “Spaceman” and “Moment of Weakness.” In 2001 her…
Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire on Music & Technology
Oct 17, 2019 • 17 min
Today we have Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire who staying true to his Trinidadian roots, fuses original Caribbean rhythms of soca with dancehall beats. Along with Diplo and Walshy Fire, he was a member of the electronic music group Major Lazer until…
Broadway & Symphony Star Capathia Jenkins
Oct 9, 2019 • 32 min
Broadway and Symphony Star Capathia Jenkins. I love this line from her bio that says “This woman who grappling with two dueling passions each with a strong grip: acting and music, yet she refuses to pick one because they both represent her soul. Capathia…
Actor/Director/Producer/Financier Matthew Willson
Oct 3, 2019 • 59 min
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 and film credits. He also finances…
Live Music Producer Tom Jackson
Sep 25, 2019 • 45 min
Live music producer Tom Jackson has transformed the live show for artists such as Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, The Band Perry, High Valley, Magic and many more.
Dave Randall & The Political Power of Music
Sep 18, 2019 • 24 min
Dave Randall is a guitarist, producer, and composer. He has contributed to multi-million selling albums by Grammy Award-winning artist Dido and has toured the world a number of times performing with UK dance act Faithless. As well as making music Dave has…
#SheInspiresMe with Jennifer Lopez & Other #TIFF2019 Highlights
Sep 11, 2019 • 14 min
Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! is back after a short hiatus with a solo episode. The Toronto International Film Festival is happening right now and I was thrilled to attend Twitter Women’s #SheInspiresMe panel featuring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke…
Tap Dancer Travis Knight
Jul 18, 2019 • 44 min
Travis Knights professional career started in 2000, when he was cast as a principal dancer in the motion picture biography of Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson with Gregory Hines and Savion Glover. The legendary Henry LeTang choreographed the film. He shares what…
Producer Joe Solo on Music Biz Success
Jul 11, 2019 • 65 min
Producer and songwriter Joe Solo. Known for developing Macy Gray for 17 years before she hit it big with her debut album in 1999, Joe’s credits include Michael Jackson, Fergie, will i. am, Quincy Jones, and many others.
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt on HITRECORD & Creative Collaboration
Jul 4, 2019 • 20 min
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, and entrepreneur who has an online platform where creatives of all types can collaborate with others on projects called HitRecord.
Timbaland & Masterclass
Jun 27, 2019 • 30 min
Superstar producer and artist Timbaland was at the Collision Technology conference with Masterclass co-founder David Rogier to promote Timbaland’s Producing and beat making masterclass.
Legendary Photographer Bob Gruen
Jun 19, 2019 • 32 min
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 Waters to the Rolling Stones; Elvis to Madonna; Bob Dylan to Bob Marley; Tina Turner to Debbie Harry, he…
Fit On Tour with Andrea MacNeil
Jun 13, 2019 • 20 min
In 2019, Andrea MacNeil Co-Founded Fit On Tour after spending 10+ years in the industry, on and off the road. Andrea has a strong passion for fitness, which developed after overcoming struggles with her own health & wellness on the road. This passion…
Damon Wayans Jr, Actor/Comedian & Kris Jones
May 30, 2019 • 20 min
Actor/Comedian Damon Wayans Jr. and his business partner Kristopher Jones at Collision conference. Their Special Guest App will interest all performing artists.
Canadian Music Week Review Part 2 with Esma, Tamara Maddalen, Encore
May 23, 2019 • 38 min
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 16, 2019 • 37 min
Canadian Music Week Review Part 1 with guest artists Angela Saini and Denver Haylee.
Sass Jordan, Canada’s Queen of Rock
May 9, 2019 • 67 min
Canada’s Queen of Rock Sass Jordan has won Juno and Billboard awards and has sold over a million records worldwide. She also played Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway hit, Love Janis and was a featured character in the television series Sisters. And she was…
Core Values, Limiting Beliefs & Mission Statements
Apr 25, 2019 • 24 min
This episode is a bit of a coaching session where we will explore your core values, limiting beliefs, and use them to form a mission statement that will drive you towards your goals.
Marc Jordan, Singer/Songwriter
Apr 18, 2019 • 37 min
With numerous ASCAP, JUNO, SOCAN and Smooth Jazz awards to his credit, Marc Jordan’s work has appeared on some 35 million+ CDs. He’s written for and with Diana Ross, Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Cocker,…
Lisa Auguste, Dancer/Choreographer
Apr 10, 2019 • 43 min
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.
Productivity & Time Management for Creative Entrepreneurs
Apr 3, 2019 • 32 min
Today I’m going to give you some tips and tricks on productivity and time management for us creative entrepreneurs.
Kelly Fraser, Juno Nominated Canadian Inuk Singer
Mar 27, 2019 • 49 min
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.
Erica Peck, Musical Theatre Actor/Singer
Mar 20, 2019 • 31 min
Dora award nominated actor/singer Erica Peck has become the go-to performer for rock musicals having performed in We Will Rock You, Kinky Boots, Hairspray, Cabaret, Rocky Horror Show, Jukebox Hero and she is soon to be Rizzo in Grease.
Finding Your Why & Personal Branding for Bio Writing Coaching
Mar 13, 2019 • 18 min
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 branding secrets behind every line in my bio. Hopefully, it will inspire you to write a first-person bio…
Adrian Griffin, Actor/Acting Coach
Mar 6, 2019 • 49 min
Actor and Meisner technique coach Adrian Griffin is a graduate of the famed Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied with Sanford Meisner, Bill Alderson, Ron Stetson, and Robert Modica.
Lucky Bromhead, Makeup Artist
Feb 27, 2019 • 49 min
Makeup artist Lucky Bromhead spends a lot of time with the gang from Schitt’s Creek, as the personal makeup artist to Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy.
Glenn Scarpelli, Actor/Producer
Feb 20, 2019 • 79 min
Actor/producer Glenn Scarpelli is best known for his role in the original One Day At A Time produced by the legendary Norman Lear. He made his Broadway debut at age 10 in Golda with Anne Bancroft followed by another Broadway show, Richard III with Al…
Andrea Morris, Radio Promoter
Feb 20, 2019 • 57 min
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 is like on “the other side.” With more…
Clayton Bellamy, Musician
Feb 20, 2019 • 45 min
Clayton Bellamy with The Road Hammers has won 5 Canadian Country Music Awards, a JUNO award, and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year. They are the best selling Canadian country band in history. He has an exciting new project called Clayton Bellamy & The…
Jan 30, 2019 • 4 min
An introduction episode to let you know a bit about me and what you can expect from the podcast. Podcast launch Feb 20, 2019