Miriam Fernandes is a Toronto-based actor, director, and theatre-maker. Acting credits include Jungle Book (WYRD/Kidoons), Animal Farm (Soulpepper Theatre), Prince Hamlet (Why Not Theatre), Dinner with the Gods (Wolf and Wallflower, Sydney AU), the World Premieres of The Snow Queen and A Sunday Affair (Theatre New Brunswick), The Living (Summerworks Performance Festival), Soliciting Temptation (Tarragon Theatre), and The Biographer (Tango Co.). She has trained with the SITI Company and is a graduate of Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Miriam is the co-artistic director of YVA Theatre, an international company of artists from France, Norway and Canada. In 2017 she directed their inaugural production, Nesen, in the MiniMidiMaxi Festival in Bergen, Norway, and is currently in development for their new show, The First Time I Saw the Sea. Miriam is a Dora nominated performer and the recipient of the Canada Council’s JPC Watkins award and the Imasco Performing Arts Award. She is also an associate artist with Why Not Theatre.