Born in Terrace B.C. but raised in the Vancouver area, Cathy loved performing from a young age. Her love of music was nurtured in many choirs, festivals, and school programs, and by high school she knew that being in the Arts was her path in life. She attended Douglas College Theatre program, and upon graduation landed her first contract in dinner theatre where she honed her comedy, dancing, and singing skills. Ten years later, she decided that it was time to get back into theatre in Vancouver and she hasn't stopped since.
In 2014 Cathy went back to finish her Bachelors with the ultimate goal of teaching theatre at the University level. In 2017 she completed an MFA in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in vocal pedagogy at The Boston Conservatory. She has performed in various musicals and plays and has worked in almost every other job theatre has to offer - Cathy is truly an interdisciplinary artist. She has helped devise pieces for The Vancouver Fringe Festival, The Revolver Festival, and the International PuSh Festival. Cathy has performed all over the lower mainland, in the United States, and in 2018 she performed in London, England with a concert celebrating Canadian Musicals.
What students are saying about Cathy...
“Working with Cathy is always fun and educational. She makes the working environment comfortable and easy to learn in.” Megan
“My time studying with Cathy has not only improved my technical singing skills, but it has also reinforced a powerful, positive mindset and relationship with my voice. She goes the extra distance by not only providing knowledgeable and practical lessons, but by also providing recorded accompaniment tracks, sheet music, transcriptions, librettos/scripts, and any other additional audition info/support. Cathy rounds you as a performer in all areas by exploring acting intention work, professional networking, and audition skills. A knowledgeable educator and caring mentor, I have recommended Cathy Wilmot to many performers in the Vancouver performance industry.” – Kailley “With Cathy’s incredible tutelage over the last months of working together, has helped to transform not only my voice itself, but my understanding of how it works so that I may better serve myself. When I started lessons, I brought in a lot of baggage from previous mentors, doubts about my vocal capabilities, and what I felt was a solid lack of understanding of my instrument. Every lesson since I’ve learned something new, made huge strides forward, and have become more confident and comfortable in my voice and my body and the skills that I possess. How Cathy talks about the voice, how it functions, is easy to grasp because it is related in such a way that it becomes directly applicable. She is also incredibly observant in pointing out habits, both physical and vocal, that are not serving you, and help to iron them out. I have grown immeasurably as an artist because of her remarkable instruction. I would recommend anyone, from any genre, who wants to learn about their voice and advance their skills to study with Cathy.” – Paul, Vancouver