Meridian's Talent division brings its strong reputation for proactive representation and excellent career management to the performers community.
Raised in a household of performers, Tovah Small was immersed into the world of theatre, film, and television at a very early age. She began her career as a casting associate in 2009 after attending Queens University. Her keen eye for talent was honed working with Toronto’s top Casting Directors on such series as Suits (USA Network), Flashpoint (CTV/CBS/ION), and Hannibal (NBC), and feature films including Cosmopolis (Dir. David Cronenberg), Bang Bang Baby (Dir. Jeffery St. Jules) and Regression (Dir. Alejandro Amenábar). After five years in casting, Tovah further established herself at The Characters Talent Agency, nurturing their many award-winning, internationally renowned performers. She is thrilled to be a part of the exceptional team at Meridian Artists.
Colleen started her career as an actress attending Ryerson Theatre School. She toured with various theatre companies throughout Canada, Eastern United States and up into the Artic Circle. She also appeared in T.V Film and commercials. Her life took a turn and she wasn't able to return to acting so she ran one of the first breakdown services for Casting Directors called Breakdowns Unlimited. She was approached to join the agency Creative Trust as a talent agent and after few years struck out on her own to form The Core Group Talent and Literary Agency with a number of agents from 1992-2007. In 2007 she joined with Nancy at Lefeaver Talent and now a new chapter with Meridian Artists begins.
Michele joined the Meridian Artists team in 2018 and is currently an Associate in the Talent division. Originally hailing from Oakville Ontario, Michele holds a degree in Drama with a minor in Film and Media from the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University. During her time at Queen’s, Michele served as the President for Queen’s Musical Theatre, and spent a year as the Campus Activities Commissioner for the Alma Mater Society. Prior to Meridian, Michele has worked heavily in event management and worked as the Associate Producer for Volcano Theatre and Peggy Baker Dance Projects.
Cosmina Genescu began her career as a production assistant on TVO’s kids after-school program THE SPACE. While completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio and Television at Ryerson University, Cosmina interned on numerous productions from Insight Productions, including CANADA’S GOT TALENT, CANADA SINGS, and BIG BROTHER CANADA, and was a development intern at Marblemedia. Taking a break from television to pursue her passion for books, Cosmina also completed a Certificate in Publishing at The Chang School at Ryerson University and briefly worked with the Marketing and Publicity team at Hachette Book Group Canada.