Amy Nostbakken Performer/Co-writer/Composer is Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Ad Infinitum, an international company creating physical, devised theatre. A writer, performer and musician now based in Toronto, Amy graduated from Concordia University, Montreal with a degree in Theatre Studies in 2005 and then trained for two years at the École Internationale de Théatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She has co-devised numerous award-winning productions including First Class, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009. She co-wrote, composed and performs the one woman show The Big Smoke, which premiered in Edinburgh 2010, followed by a three month national tour of the UK and a North American debut at Factory Theatre. The Big Smoke was the winner of an Argus Angel Award at the 2011 Brighton Festival Fringe. For her performance, Amy was nominated for a 2012 Dora for Outstanding Performance by a Female, a 2011 Manchester Theatre Award for Best Studio Performance and Best Female Performer in the Latest Awards by Brighton’s Latest 7 Magazine UK. Since returning to Canada Amy has performed in Everyday is a beautiful day/nichi nichi kore ko nichi (Cohort Theatre/ Rhubarb Festival 2012), Erin Shield’s Barrel Crank for SummerWorks Theatre Festival, 2012, Philip Mckee’s LEAR at Harbourfront's World Stage 2013. Currently Amy is developing two pieces; House on Fire, a two-woman opera in Toronto and is touring the UK with Ad Infinitum’s Stage Award-winning The Ballad of the Burning Star. Amy teaches theatre for both adults and young people and runs Theatre Ad Infinitum's Master Classes for industry professionals.