Canadian born Carleigh Aikins (b.1984) grew up on Kempenfelt Bay in beautiful Barrie, ON. Being a multi-faceted artist, her practice has branched into many fields; as a visual artist, a stage actress, designer, instructor and youth mentor, but most prominently as a vocalist.
Aikins has been singing for over twenty years; first as a musical theatre performer, and then as a frontwoman and collaborator or backing vocalist for various artists.
Her skills in the Visual Arts have also been applied to Stage Production, as Designer on several shows with Barrie’s own Talk Is Free Theatre. Her work includes 2010’s Ivan vs Ivan with co-designer Katherine Salnek, which toured Serbia, Moscow and London in 2011. Before becoming Designer, she appeared on-stage for several seasons as an actress with the company ; and has a long history in stage performance. She also served as Director of Education for TIFTand worked tirelessly with youth on several original stage productions, public service projects, mentorship programs and theatre instruction.