Gina Albert

Booking Coordinator & Admin Assistant

Gina Albert was raised in a musical family and singing has always been a part of her life. “I still feel most comfortable singing in the shower but was convinced to perform on a church float in the Leduc Summer Parade last year which was a lot of fun. Working with Kompany for the past two years has given me the enjoyment of being part of this exciting world but working a little bit more behind the scenes. I love that my job connects me with people who work with children, and that I’m instrumental in bringing as many young people as possible into experiencing the magic of theatre!”

What’s your earliest memory of the theatre?

Going to the White Heather Scottish Concerts at the Jubilee Auditorium with my grandparents when I was about 5 years old.

What’s been your favourite role with Kompany?

I love connecting with these wonderful people who work at the various daycares, libraries, schools and community leagues. I really feel like I get to know them on a personal level.

What’s your favourite children’s book?

Robert Munsch’s I’ll Love You Forever-although it did make both my kids and me cry when I read it. Hopefully didn’t scar them for life.

What’s your favourite sea creature?

An otter-cute and friendly.

What’s your favourite thing to eat?

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, heavy on the Yorkshire pudding.

Which would you rather have for a pet: a dog, a cat, a fish, or a bird?

A dog-a party every time you come home even if you’re gone 5 minutes.

Which would you rather have for a pet: a shark, a tiger, an alligator, or a t-rex?

A tiger-if it was cute and friendly.

Would you rather live in a medieval castle, a futuristic space station or a Jurassic jungle?

A medieval castle-not fond of futuristic, and reptiles aren’t cute and friendly… no jungle for me.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Scotland or Italy-the two places my grandparents were born and would love to see where they grew up.

What’s your favourite memory of working with Kompany?

There are two shows that particularly stood out for me… “The Perils of Pauline” and “Alberto, the Dancing Alligator”. The life-size puppets in both shows were AMAZING and the kids were totally transported into these imaginary worlds.

We know you’re secretly just a very tall 10 year old, but what do you think is something you’ve really carried with you from childhood?

My mum created many magical memories for us as children, performing the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for the neighbours in our backyard, going to live theatre performances, symphony, having a picnic in our rumpus room every Saturday through the winter months, curling up and reading books. These memories last a lifetime.