Aimee Bouchard (she/her) is an artist educator, arts administrator and theatre maker, as well as an Ontario Certified Teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Drama and a Bachelor of Education with a focus in Artist in Community Education from Queen’s University.
Aimee works as the Learning Coordinator in the English Theatre at the National Arts Centre. Before joining the NAC, Aimee worked as the Education & Participation Programs Manager at Young People's Theatre and as the Education Coordinator at Theatre Direct.
As an artist educator, Aimee has developed and facilitated drama programming for schools and communities across Ontario. She is passionate about collaborating with underserved communities to remove barriers to accessing arts education, and some of her favourite facilitation experiences have included working with young people in family shelters and children’s hospitals.
As a theatre artist, Aimee’s practice focuses on theatre for young audiences and immersive and site-specific theatre. She combines these in her work with Single Thread Theatre Company, where she creates immersive theatre experiences for young people which centre them as the heroes of their own stories.
Aimee is also a passionate advocate for accessibility and inclusion in the arts. She represents Canada within the ASSITEJ International Inclusive Arts Network, through which she endeavours to connect artists of all abilities in order to share best practices in access and inclusion in theatre for young audiences across Canada.
Aimee endeavours to support the broader arts education community in her voluntary role serving on the board of the Arts Education Network of Ontario.