Mercedes Davy
Actor, Singer, Dancer
Non-Union
“It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

Mercedes Davy is a Non-Binary Toronto-based performer who burst onto the Performing Arts, and Film/TV scene in 2019. Passionate, hard-working, and tenacious, Mercedes has always had a love for combat and storytelling, with Lucy Lawless’ portrayal of Xena Warrior Princess being her first hero, and J.R.R. Tolkien following shortly after. Growing up surrounded by Gilbert and Sullivan and riding horses since she was four years old, a career in theatre and performance was only a natural conclusion. Mercedes has traveled the world, visiting theatres and seeing productions in England, Japan, and Dubai to name a few; she studied Creative Writing, English and Classical Theatre Literature at the University of Toronto, and has a love for Shakespeare and classical plays and productions.

Alongside her studies, Mercedes built a career in Martial Arts as a Sho-Dan Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate-Do, Kobudo, and Tai Chi Chuan, and she has fought tooth and nail to continue the legacy of strong women in Martial Arts and in other traditionally masculine fields. After several severe injuries Mercedes turned her focus towards a field of study she loved, but had not often pursued—Musical Theatre, beginning with a production of Miss. Shakespeare (Hannah Storley), during its’ second run in Canada. After a fateful encounter with vocal coach, Micah Barnes, Mercedes auditioned for Randolph College for the Performing Arts, and was accepted into the program in the Summer of 2017. During her studies Mercedes was introduced to Stage Combat, which allowed her to continue her Martial Arts training, but in a way that incorporated her love of theatre, and film. Mercedes was Fight Choreographer for her class production of King Lear, and Fight Captain for both the Oresteia, and the graduating musical ‘City of Angels’ (in which she was also cast as the thug, Big Six).

After graduating from Randolph College in 2019, Mercedes took every opportunity to further her studies and learn the ropes of film and TV. She pursued Stage Combat through Rapier Wit, and continues to do so, and furthered her dance training at Sean Boutillier Academy of Dance, as well as at the National Ballet of Canada. Mercedes, while going by female pronouns the majority of the time, has traditionally been cast in Male roles, and most recently been cast in Shakespeare in Love (Sam), and Konan and the Stone of Kellior (A New Canadian Opera). Mercedes has been cast in TV and Commercials, and hopes to one day perform on the stages of Stratford, Shaw, and around the world.