Carla Bennett
Actor, Dancer, Singer
“It’s pure joy working with Carla. Her movement is connected to and driven by Story, and she is collaborative and intuitive within the telling of that story. Her work feels like an elevated extension of speech; it’s beautiful to watch and be a part of”
–Deborah Hay, Lead Actor – Stratford Festival

Carla Bennett (she/her) is a Filipina/English choreographer, actor, dancer and educator based in Toronto. Over the past 25 years her credits as a performer and creative team member span the entertainment industry including live theatre, film, tv and music.

Carla’s work at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival include seven seasons as an actor, two seasons as a choreographer (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Adventures of Pericles) and is an avid teacher in their education department across Canada and the Unites States.

Currently, Carla is a member of the choreography team for Season 3 on AppleTV’s SEE starring Jason Momoa. Following SEE she will be returning to the Shaw Festival to assistant choreograph their winter 2021 production of Holiday Inn.

Her choreography can also be seen in the FXX series Man Seeking Woman, associate choreography in feature film Pacific Rim (dir. Guillermo del Toro), assistant choreography in Degrassi: Next Class and the Emmy Award winning film Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.

As a performer other theatre credits include Holiday Inn (Shaw), Return to Grace, A Funny… Forum (Mirvish), and multiple seasons at Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius and Neptune Theatre. Selected film and tv credits: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Next Step, State Like Sleep, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, Slings and Arrows, and Honey.