Open Studio: Musician Tiffany Ayalik
Tiffany Ayalik is from Yellowknife, NT and is of Inuit ancestry. It was in the North, listening to stories from her elders, that she discovered her love of storytelling, and the powerful change that hearing a story can bring about. After receiving her Diploma in Acting from Red Deer College, she continued her studies at the University of Alberta and graduated ‘With Distinction’ with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Tiffany travels across Canada and has performed in Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Finland and in Europe sharing her blend of story, song, movement and improv. Tiffany hosts a lifestyle documentary called “Wild Kitchen” where she meets interesting people who are closely connected to the land and the food they harvest. “Wild Kitchen” is enjoyed across the North and in 47 million homes in the US on the First Nations’ Experience Network. As a film actor, Tiffany’s work can be seen at many international film festivals. In Canada, you can see her as Daphne in CBC’s “A Christmas Fury” the full-length spin-off of the cult classic “Hatching Matching and Dispatching” and on CBC’s “Little Dog”. Tiffany writes for film, tv and theatre and was a musical director and sketch writer for Mary Walsh’s touring comedy show, “Canada, it’s Complicated”. She produces film and media with her company, Copper Quartz Media based out of Yellowknife, NT. When she isn’t touring performing or composing, Tiffany enjoys teaching and is a guest faculty member at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and works with musicians, dancers and storytellers. Tiffany often collaborates with musical partner Greyson Gritt and sister, Inuksuk Mackay in their Juno-award winning band, Quantum Tangle. Catch her next on the animated series, “Molly of Denali” on PBS as the voice of Ruth.