Courses Taught

  • Audition Technique and Career Development
  • Acting for Film & TV: Intro, Intermediate, Advanced

Education & Training

  • Banff Center of Fine Arts
  • Actor’s Foundry
  • Screen Actor’s Studio


Joanne brings a wealth of experience to the classroom, both as an acting instructor and a working actor. Most recently she has been seen in supporting-lead and major principal roles for Hallmark, GACTV, Lifetime and various streaming platforms. Selected credits include Cranberry Christmas, A Christmas Star, Love at the Ranch, Open for Submission, Tron Legacy, The Mermaid Chair, Trophy Wife, Augusta Gone.  Selected TV credits include MotiveThe IntrudersArrow, The L Word.

Theatre credits include Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, as well as productions with the Citadel Theatre, Chinook Theatre, Workshop West, Chemainus Theatre Festival, the Belfry Theatre’s ‘Sparkfest’,  among others.  

Joanne is also a busy voice actor. She is a regular on the Disney Jnr animated series Gigantosaurus as well as appearing in other animation series, movies, and VR games. She’s also been heard on hundreds of commercials throughout North America, and has worked as a writer, announcer, interviewer and producer for syndicated radio programs that aired internationally.


  • Working with Joanne was a safe and comfortable experience for me. I felt energized by her positive nature and focus, while being  able to play and take the risks that I needed to. Since working with Joanne I have booked numerous commercials, my first TV appearance, and am currently performing on stage. I know that my success is due in part to Joanne’s encouragement, honesty, and work ethic.

    Tonya Albers – Actor, Vancouver

  • “I’m very pleased to say I have had the pleasure of working with Joanne Wilson on several occasions and have found her professionalism both admirable and inspiring. In short: I have learned from Joanne. Besides simply watching her prepare and perform, I have also sought her out for guidance. Recently Joanne coached me prior to an important audition I had coming up and, through her direction, I left feeling far more confident and secure in the interpretation of my character. I would recommend Joanne Wilson to anyone who seriously wishes to pursue acting, both on stage or in film.”

    Barry Bowman – Victoria, B.C



  • She Made Them Do It (TV movie) – Betty
  • Kill for Me (2013) – News Anchor
  • Arrow (2012, TV series) – Reporter #1
  • Honor Thy Father (2012) – Reporter #1
  • Locked in a Garage Band (2012) – Scott’s Mom
  • TRON: Legacy (2010) – Reporter #1
  • Cascadia (2010) – Cassie Moore
  • Stranger with My Face (2009, TV movie) – Ellie Abbot
  • Whispers and Lies (2008, TV movie) – Farm Wife
  • The L Word (2008, TV series) – Megan Swisher
  • Lights! Camera! Action! (2008) – Megan Swisher
  • LGB Tease (2008) – Megan Swisher
  • Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness (2007, TV movie) – Wanda Rollins, TV reporter
  • The Mermaid Chair (2006, TV movie) – Woman Patient
  • Trophy Wife (2006, TV movie) – Deborah Winters
  • Runaway Production (2006, short) – Alexa Zsulanz
  • Augusta, Gone (2006, TV movie) – Dr. Grey
  • Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2004, TV movie) – Casting Director
  • The Survivors Club (2004, TV movie) – Reporter #1
  • Croon (2002, TV movie) – Mrs. Brezinski
  • The Kidnapping of Baby John Doe (1987, TV movie) – Receptionist