tits + teeth
Who Are We?
Tits and Teeth Podcast is an all inclusive platform that aims to educate and inspire by highlighting stories from the world’s most prestigious creators, which is unveiled while sipping on their guests favourite cocktails! Performers, Jennifer Thiessen and Kyla Musselman, are the co-hosts and producers who are dedicated to breaking barriers, preserving and passing down the legacy of our predecessors, whilst sparking joy! Join these ladies for lots of laughs, endless banter, and an insight into the minds of some of North America's finest theatre workers, both on stage and off. Their highest ambition is to serve the theatre and dance community on their journey with the hopes of helping them thrive as both humans and artists, who, (after listening to this podcast, of course!) will go through their day with their tits up and those teeth out, ready to take on the world!
Kyla is forever grateful to be growing alongside Jen as they continue this podcasting adventure! Hailing from Stratford Ontario, she now lives with her fiance on the east end of Toronto. Kyla is a multi talented actor who attended Sheridan College's Musical Theatre Performance program and has had the privilege of working all across this beautiful country since graduating. Some of her favourite credits to date include: Shout! (Magnus Theatre) Newsies, Snow White (Drayton Entertainment) Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up (Globe Theatre) Legally Blonde, Jersey Boys (Stage West) Saturday Night Fever (North American Tour) Mary Poppins, The Addams Family, Shrek, Beauty And The Beast (Neptune Theatre) Crazy For You (Capitol Theatre) and 3 seasons at the Charlottetown Festival performing in Anne of Green Gables, Evangeline, and Ring of Fire. Kyla has a passion for thrifting, bouldering, scotch, and The Office, has been told she's a pretty sassy lady, and is a professional ninja wanna-be. Come share a drink with us, and remember, keep those tits up, and your teeth out!
With a wink and a nod to the showgirls of musical theatre,
we welcome you to
tits + teeth!
Jennifer Thiessen, originally from Sydney Australia, is an actor, dancer, choreographer, dance educator and podcast enthusiast living in New York City! Jen specializes in musical theatre, film and television, circus, and live events across North America. She was thrilled to meet her mate Kyla on the National Tour of Saturday Night Fever, where they dreamed of making this podcast!
Selected performance credits include Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, Throughly Modern Millie, Elf; The Musical, Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid (Drayton Entertainment), Crazy for You, Singin’ in the Rain (Capitol Theatre), Guys and Dolls (The Rev), West Side Story (Original choreography, Rainbow Stage). Television: Masters Of Illusion (Season 2. ) Choreography: Joseph... (The LOT, BWW Nomination for Best Choreography), Aladdin (Mandat Theatre, Dubai), 2015 Pan Am Games (Assistant Choreographer/ Cirque Du Soleil), Disney's Newsies (Assistant Dir/Choreo, Forestburgh Playhouse). Jennifer is also the head choreographer for event entertainment companies in Toronto, New York and Lisbon. Jen is thrilled to continue this journey with Kyla and their awesome listeners, cause those legends always keep their tits up and their teeth out!
Episode #1 - Nicole Power
It’s season 4 of Tits and Teeth fam! We missed you dearly, and we are thrilled to be back in your earbuds bringing you the real talk and good vibes you’ve come to expect from us. For our season opener, we are gifting you with stories and advice from the truest of gems, Nicole Power! Nicole does not limit her talents to only stage or only screen and her resume is proof of that. Nicole has played Shannon Ross on Kim’s Convenience for 5 seasons and earned herself a Canadian Screen Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy. She was a part of the hilarious digital short ‘We Got Divorced’ featured on Funny Or Die, and up next you can catch Nicole as the lead in her own sitcom, Strays, coming to CBC. Nicole is a graduate from the Soulpepper Academy and was featured in their productions of Snowman, as well as their workshops of Spring Awakening and Rose. Other theatre credits include; Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde (LSPU Hall) Anita in West Side Story (Rainbow Stage) Legally Blonde, Elf, La Cage Aux Folles (Neptune Theatre) and Anne of Green Gables and Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival). We chat with Nicole about playing Shannon Ross on Kim’s Convenience, how she stopped putting herself and her career in a box, and her future goals and aspirations. We are also introducing a new series into our episodes with a segment we’re calling ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ where we will highlight some of the amazing businesses and side passions our colleagues have pursued throughout the pandemic. Follow Nicole on Instagram @nicoleppower
Episode #2 - Jacob MacInnis
Jacob MacInnis has a silky voice that makes us swoon, a kindness that swells our hearts and a podunk edge essential for a good time! Joining Jacob in this episode is none other than Steve Cota from In The Wings, who is featured in our new segment, ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ Jacob is a Dora award-winning actor and prolific artist, who expresses themselves through all mediums of art! Jacob has played some of the most iconic and recognizable characters with amazing accuracy, passion, and success. Some of their credits to date include The Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz (Capitol Theatre), Lefou in Beauty and The Beast, Horton in Seussical, Earthworm in James and The Giant Peach (YPT) Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (Globe Theatre) Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre) two seasons with The Charlottetown Festival including Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar. Coming up, Jacob will star as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (Neptune Theatre) and will be featured in Play On!, one of the cabarets being presented at the Stratford Festival this 2021 season. We talk with Jacob about their visual art and their musical aspirations and inspirations. We chat about gender identity, pronouns, and discuss ways that allies can best support the genderqueer community. Follow Jacob on Instagram @jacobmacinnis
Episode #3 - Maud Arnold
Maud Arnold is an absolute force. A force on the dance floor, a force in the board room, and a force of positivity and light! Seriously, you can’t help but smile and get jazzed when Maud is in your presence or even your earbuds. Joining Maud in this episode are two of our favs, Tara Jackson and Masini McDermott from the ‘Straight Up Sis’, as the featured business in our new segment, ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ Maud Arnold is a Columbia University graduate and one of tap dance's leading ladies! Along with her sister Chloe, they are a choreographing and producing duo known worldwide for their female tap band, the Syncopated Ladies. They have appeared on The Ellen Show and So You Think You Can Dance, received praise from Beyonce, Janet Jackson, and Shonda Rhimes, and, no big deal, but one of their biggest mentors is none other than Debbie Allen! Chloe and Maud strongly believe in giving back to their community and lifting others along the way. Through their charity, The Chloe and Maud Foundation, they provide equal opportunity to educational programming that teaches and inspires young people around the globe through dance and entrepreneurship. Follow Maud on Instagram @maudiepooh
Episode #4 - Leather By Jade + Wheat & Sea Collective
Jade Repeta's work in theatre spans across Canada and includes concerts for the Stratford Festival of Canada, and performances for Theatre Aquarius, Drayton Entertainment, The Globe Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre and YPT, just to name a few! Leather By Jade launched during 2020 as a way to turn her creativity into creation. She is committed to making sure her business is low waste and uses all recycled or upcycled materials to bring you awesome leather jewellery and accessories! Follow Leather By Jade on instagram @leatherbyjade
Robin Calvert and Laura Mae Nason are powerful performers and creators in their own right. Robin hails from Saskatchewan, Laura Mae from Nova Scotia, and together they are Wheat and Sea Collective, an apparel brand whose purpose is to evoke a sense of community and belonging. Robin and Laura Mae are dedicated to collaborating with other artists and small businesses as well as giving back to local charities and supporting others across Canada. Follow Wheat and Sea Collective on instagram @wheatandseaco or visit their website wheatandseacollective.com
Episode #5 - BOA
BOA the drag queen is pure camp, she’s drop dead gorgeous, and her drag is out of the box and out of this world! BOA’s undeniable charisma shines right through those headphones and will make you howl. Joining BOA as the featured business in our ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ segment is Daniel Birnbaum from Vision Drag Artists and BOA’s incredible agent! BOA was a contestant on Season 1 of Canada’s Drag Race and she made her presence known! BOA brought her own brand of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to every challenge and every look that hit the runway. We talk with BOA about her experience on Canada’s Drag Race, her recovery from addiction and her victories since, and everything in-between that makes BOA the freaking drag star she is! Follow BOA on Instagram @BOAthedragqueen