Arlene Irwin

Arlene Irwin


Arlene brings more than 30 years of stage experience to her role as Speech Arts & Drama Instructor on the teaching faculty at Mount Royal University Conservatory. A native of Northern Ireland, she has been studying Speech Arts and Drama since the age of 14.

Throughout the years, not only has she won numerous speech and drama awards, but also continues to be an active theatre performer. Arlene’s most recent roles were as “Mother Superior” in Storybook Theatre’s musical production of “Sister Act” and in 2022, the role of “Irene Ruddock” in Alan Bennett’s “A Lady of Letters” for which she received the award of outstanding performer at the Calgary One Act Festival.

 Holding an Associate & Licentiate diploma in Speech Arts and Drama from Trinity College London Arlene also operates a private drama school and has adjudicated at numerous Speech Arts Festivals including The Kelowna Kiwanis Music Festival, Medicine Hat, Airdrie, and Red Deer.

She has also had the pleasure of working with Autism Calgary and the Autism/Asperger's Friendship Society teaching drama and social skills to a variety of enthusiastic students on the Autism spectrum.

Arlene’s continued passion is to impart her Speech Arts knowledge and skills to students in the Mount Royal University Conservatory program where she provides both private and group instruction.

Private Instruction Rates: $79.00 per hour.