Conservatory Faculty

Juleta Severson-Baker

Juleta Severson-Baker

B.A., AMRC,
Registered Speech Teachers Association of Alberta

Speech Arts Faculty

Juleta’s love of the spoken word began with Speech and Drama lessons at the Mount Royal College Conservatory in Calgary when she was a child. She completed her AMRC Speech Arts and Drama diploma in both Performance and Teaching in 1994. The same year she completed an Honours degree from the University of Alberta where she focused on Directing and Theatre History.

Juleta was an active board member of Edmonton’s Concrete Theatre for three years. A passionate educator, Juleta taught drama for the University of Alberta, both on campus in Edmonton and at sister colleges in Northern Alberta. Juleta has taught speech arts and drama through Grant MacEwan Community College, for the City of Edmonton, privately in Drayton Valley, at the Wildflower Arts Centre in Calgary and for Rosebud’s Theatre school.

Juleta is a mother of two, an active adjudicator of festivals, a sought-after workshop facilitator and a published poet. She has adjudicated and examined in Western Canada as well as internationally. Her poetry has been published in journals such as FreeFall and Nod, and her first chapbook, A Hundred Pelts won the 20th Anniversary contest at FreeFall press in 2010. Her full-length work "Incarnate" (Frontenac House Press, 2013) was shortlisted for both the national Gerald Lampert poetry prize and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell book award. Her path brought her full circle to Calgary and the Mount Royal Conservatory where she has been teaching private lessons, speech theory and debate classes since 2001.