Frankie Cottrell

Frankie (he/him) is indigenous from the Tahltan nation. His Tahltan name is Wak’inadā which means walks on the clouds. It was given to him by his great grandma after she watched him tap dance.

Frankie’s passion for performing started when he put on tap shoes at the age of 9. He trained at Dance Works Academy in Gibsons during his school years and has since gone on to train at Harbour Dance Centre under the guidance of Jim Hibbard. Frankie discovered the Musical Theatre program at Capilano University in 2012 and the rest is history. He graduated on the dean’s list and his first non-school production was Shrek the Musical at Theatre Under the Stars. 2018 was a break out year for Frankie as he made his Arts Club debut in Mamma Mia and played Elvis Presley twice in Million Dollar Quartet with Chemainus Theatre Festival and Theatre Northwest.

Frankie excels at singing and guitar. He enjoys writing music for both his solo work and his band- When They Rise. Currently, Frankie is in the studio working with a producer on his band’s EP.

Frankie continues to diversify his skill set in acting as he currently trains with Jeb Beach and Linda Darlow. Frankie’s positive attitude and determination have created a foundation for success in the entertainment industry.