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Pankanea, Joelysa


Joelysa’s original scores have been celebrated in theatres across Canada for over a decade. As a composer, musical director and percussionist, her versatile abilities have taken her into the worlds of theatre, film, animation, and more recently, writing her own musicals. In the realm of theatre, Joelysa’s unique composing and musical directing style have earned her multiple awards and nominations for a variety of categories ranging from Outstanding Composition, Best New Play and Outstanding Artistic Achievements. A seasoned professional in her field, Joelysa has musical directed casts of up to 150 members and composed original scores for over 30 productions, most of which she also musical directed. In the realms of film and animation, Joelysa's Leo nominated score was featured in the dramatic short Hop The Twig that won CBC’s Short Film Face Off (5th season). One of her more recent string scores for documentary film is featured in the stunning Cry Rock, by Smayaykila Films that continues to tour film festivals across Canada and the United States. Throughout her career, Joelysa has earned the reputation of a prolific composer with the ability to weave her own whimsical and melancholic sound into any genre of music she tackles. Joelysa is always on the lookout for new and exciting collaborations. Please visit www.joelysa.com for examples of her music, photos and more.

Professional Role(s): 
Composer. Musical Director
Sound Designer