Emilie Leclerc is a bilingual actor and theatre creator living on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, also known as Vancouver. She was raised in a traditional quebecois family and discovered as an adult that she also has Indigenous Ancestry. A Jessie Award recipient, Emilie has worked closely with Théâtre la Seizième over the years. Earlier this season, Emilie played Pierrette in Les Belles-soeurs (Ruby Slippers Theatre/Gateway Theatre) and Lucy in A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill (Carousel Theatre), for which she was just nominated for an Ovation! Award. Recently, Emilie worked with Alley Theatre on the ambitions production The Ridiculous Darkness, starred in Unité Modèle (Théâtre la Seizième), premiered as Bam-Bam in Redpatch (Hardline Productions), played Monique in Michel Tremblay’s Bonjour, là, Bonjour (Théâtre la Seizième) and gave life to the Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas (Carousel Theatre for Young People). She also had the pleasure of working with companies such as Presentation House Theatre, Babelle Theatre, Chemainus Theatre Festival and Twenty-Something Theatre amongst others.
As a member of the pan-Canadian collective Les Petites Cellules Chaudes, Emilie co-created iShow, an award-winning performance which toured all over Eastern Canada and France from 2014-16. Co-founder of Vortex Theatre, Emilie acted in and co-produced Jean et Béatrice / John and Beatrice by Carole Fréchette. Emilie created and produced Anonyme, a new work exploring our relationship to technology and our capacity for virtual and real-life gatherings at Presentation House Theatre in 2017. From 2016-18, together with international artists from six different Theatre for Young Audience companies, Emilie co-created Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World. The play, which is an immigration story story through the eyes of an 11 year old, has been performed twice in Australia, in Canada and in South Africa.
She made her TV debut in CBC’s Strange Empire and has been involved in many corporate projects and shorts.
Emilie also has a bilingual, ukulele-strumming clown character named Gretta!! She has performed for Le Festival de L’Érable (Nanaimo), Festival du Bois (Maillardville), Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Country Fest and La fête francophone à Canada Place (Vancouver).
Emilie is also a French Public Announcer and Emcee. At BC Place in Vancouver, she has announced for Rugby Canada 7s tournaments and the Vancouver Whitecaps. She co-hosted Concord’s NYE Vancouver last year and Live City Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Emilie is a graduate of Studio 58’s acting program and holds a B.A. from McGill University. She has been awarded twice by the Foundation for the advancement of francophone theatre in Canada.