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Tahirih Vejdani

Tahirih Vejdani (she/her) is a Toronto-based artist of Iranian and South Indian heritage. Her artistic practice includes working as an actor, singer, educator, arts administrator and facilitator. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Regina with a double major in Vocal Performance and Music History and is currently pursuing a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy through the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Voice Study Centre. Tahirih currently teaches voice at Sheridan's Bachelor of Musical Theatre program.

A founding member of Ground Floor, Tahirih co-created ARCS, Two-Way Mentorship and TINK programs as a way to support her artistic communities. As a facilitator and educator Tahirih is certified in Nicole Brewer’s Anti-Racist Theatre: A Foundational Course, The Embody Lab’s Embodied Conflict Resolution and has completed courses in CAEA’s Bystander Intervention Training and Anima Leadership’s Deep Diversity: Creating Inclusive Organizations.

As a performer she has appeared across Canada and internationally including: The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Catalyst Theatre); Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Talk Is Free Theatre/Timbre 4); HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, The Pirates of Penzance, Elektra (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Portia’s Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in the Ruff); The Men in White (Factory Theatre); Taming of the Shrew (Driftwood Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Tarragon Theatre); The Jungle Book (Young Peoples Theatre/Cleveland Playhouse Square); The Hobbit, Shrek The Musical, Honk! (Globe Theatre). Select film/TV credits: CBS’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, and as the star of the short film Receiver on CBCGem.