Ruth has been teaching and directing young actors for the past 20 years. Born to an artistic family, Ruth was involved in theatre from the age of 4. In her teens, Ruth got a job working at a theatre camp where she was tasked with directing shows for young actors. It was there that she caught the "directing bug". Ruth has taught acting and directed/choreographed youth theatre productions in Newmarket, Brampton, Mississauga, and London.
Ruth holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Education Degree. For the past 10 years Ruth has been the Program Coordinator of the London Youth Theatre Education (LYTE) Program, one of London's leading youth drama programs. Ruth has directed and choreographed over 15 productions with LYTE, including Into the Woods, Godspell, The Wolves ( 2019 Brickenden Award for Outstanding Youth Drama), Seussical (2019 Brickenden Award for Outstanding Youth Musical), Matilda, and Sweeney Todd to name a few. During the pandemic, Ruth opened her own private acting coaching business which she ran both in person and virtually. Several of Ruth's students have gone on to study performing arts at the college/university level, and work professionally. Ruth's passion is training and mentoring young actors by creating a safe, welcoming, and compassionate space where they feel supported.