Paige Fraser

As a child, Paige Fraser would watch the 1982 VHS tape of Annie on repeat until she could perform a one-child version of the show, which she would perform frequently. Ever since those days, all she has wanted to do was perform.

Paige grew up in the small town of Black Creek on Vancouver Island where she attended G. P. Vanier Secondary School. While in high school she competed with her team at the National level of the Canadian Improv Games in Ottawa, winning gold at the tournament in 2009 and 2010. The lessons she took from these years such as listening to one’s impulses, making bold choices honestly, and teamwork, are elements she still incorporates into her work today.

One of her core beliefs about performing is the need for consistent learning and growth. She is a 2014 graduate of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Diploma and a 2019 graduate of Studio 58’s Acting Diploma. While at Studio 58, Paige was awarded the Lloyd Nicholson Memorial Scholarship for outstanding musical ability, and the Jennifer Prosser Wade Family Endowed Scholarship, an award voted on by her peers for the student that has ‘shown the most kindness and caring towards others.’ She is consistently training and pushing herself into and through her comfort zone. Whether that be in voice, dance, acting, or life.

Paige has worked with many companies around Vancouver including Bard on the Beach, Gateway Theatre, Carousel Theatre for Young People, as well as Chemainus Theatre Festival back home on Vancouver Island. Her work has received generous reviews as well as multiple award nominations and wins. A few of her favourite roles have been: Franz/Sapphire the Stripper in her professional debut with The Arts Club Theatre Company (Ovation nomination – Supporting Role), her take on the Emcee in Studio 58’s Cabaret (Ovation win – The Amy Wallis Outstanding Leading Performance Award), Nicky in Greenthumb Theatre’s What If (Jessie nomination – Outstanding TYA Performance), and Suzy in The Arts Club Theatre’s ‘da Kink in My Hair (Jessie nomination – Outstanding Dramatic Performance).

The beginning of her career has been varied and rich, her cooking skills are limited and bland, but that is why she is an actor and not a chef.