Jonathan Eltis draws on his vast experience of theatre acting on stage at the community level in Lindsay Ontario and directing productions at the elementary school level for twenty five years. He has scored music for choirs and directed those same choirs drawing on a deep love of soul and gospel music.
Larger scale shows that he has worked on have been about bringing different groups together and building community. He ran the Community Performance Stage for RiverFest in Lindsay Ontario. He has directed stage entertainment for Canadian Parents for French fundraisers for several years bringing together French Immersion and Core French students from both public and catholic school boards. He contributed theatrical and musical direction to each of these events as well as having scheduled the other talent for those evenings.
Since arriving in Vancouver three years ago, he has been working in the film and television industry as an actor with a dozen principal commercial roles along with twenty supporting and principal roles in various independent films. His most recent film acting work will premier at HotDocs in 2018. This new career path has seen him immersed in scene study working under and collaborating with some of the top talent that Vancouver has to offer in both learning the craft and developing his instrument as well as creating new work for the world to view. Networking in the film and television world of Vancouver has allowed him to attract some great talent to this show to help bring it to life.
He is at heart a musician, composer, singer, song writer writing in both French and in English. He continues to collaborate on music with local musicians as he did back in south Central Ontario. He is presently recording new tracks for a CD release. Parallel to all of this, he is composing music for and developing a story line for his own ballet.