Michaela Washburn is proud to be of English, Irish, French, and Cree descent. Born in Edmonton, this Métis artist grew up in the small town of Leduc. Her background includes: counseling, workshop facilitation, theatre, film, stand up, hosting, clown, and improvisation. Washburn is a graduate, on Scholarship, from Toronto’s Second City’s Conservatory Program and is now based out of Toronto. She made her national television debut hosting and doing stand up for Rez Blues TV, and was the co-host for the West on CBC’s Hockeyville. Recent theatre credits include: Quilchena in the SummerWorks Festival, Spirit Horse with Roseneath Theatre and Video Cabaret’s Saskatchewan Rebellion. Upcoming, watch for Michaela on Season 2 of Rez Blues TV, as Veronique St. Pierre in Theatre North West’s production of The Rez Sisters and in Native Earth’s Death of a Chief—an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.