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Briar Boake is an established professional entertainer and yoga maven.

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Briar began her professional performing career as a singer and dancer in the "Solid Gold Revue" featuring a live 10 piece band at Canada’s Wonderland.  From there she toured Ontario clubs and lounges with a nightclub act called “Nightlife” then moved on to join two Canadian Armed Forces show tours:  “Parade of Stars” in Germany, Israel and Cyprus and “Northern Express” that traveled to Alert Bay near the North Pole.  Briar was also a production singer in 2 Vegas-style shows sailing the Caribbean on the Carnival cruise ship “Inspiration”.

Briar worked as an actor in T.V., commercials, film and musical theatre until 2001.  She married jazz musician Brigham Phillips in 1996 and thereafter became a mom to 2 children.  When she met up with other former show-girls who had also become moms, Briar put together a troupe called Diva Moms and produced many high-energy shows in order to help with school fundraising and to perform at community events.

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Briar lived in Nantes, France while studying languages at Trent University.  She left her university studies to pursue a performing career and subsequently continued her education at Sheridan College for training in Musical Theatre.

Briar returned to the University of Toronto to complete her languages degree, graduating in 2011 with High Distinction and a BA in Teaching Second Languages, with French as a second language.  She works with school-age children as a coach for reading and writing in both English and French. Briar travels to schools throughout the GTA as a storyteller and mindful movement facilitator.

Briar is also a Certified YogaKids Facilitator and has been teaching Yoga to adults, children and families since 2002.  She instructs Therapeutic Yoga and Chair Yoga for the Senior population, pre and post natal Yoga, matwork Pilates and conducts workshops on Practicing Yoga with Children and learning to incorporate Yoga and Mindfulness techniques into a busy lifestyle. Click here for more about Briar's Yoga teaching.

Contact Briar via email at briar@briarboake.com.

“La musique, c’est du bruit qui pense.”
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

- Victor Hugo

Briar & Company - Love the Light Creative Entertainment

Programs for Seniors:

Wintersongs
~ A heart warming program of Yuletide favourites and special musical memories – engaging entertainment for the Holidays!

What Are You Doing New Years’ Eve?
~ An elegant meander down memory lane – dance Cheek to Cheek or Dream a Little Dream of Tiny Bubbles. 
A solid variety of tunes to ring in the New Year.

A Tribute to Robbie Burns and the United Kingdom
~ Saluting the National Bard and Cultural Icon of Scotland the Brave. This performance weaves together poetry, songs and stories of Scotland and the British Isles.

Rawhide and Roses
~ A whip crackin’ show full of toe-tapping tunes from the Wild West and heart breakers you can sing along to!

Songs from the Green Velvet Isle (St Patrick’s Day)
~ You can hear the angels sing throughout this delightful program of Irish songs old and new! If you’re Irish – step into the parlour, if you are not ~ sing out loud and strong as we musically salute the patron saint of Ireland.

Flapper Show (Roaring 20’s/Dirty 30’s)
~ Charleston to the old soft shoe, there will be Pennies from Heaven for Me and You! Cut some rug...Bye Bye Blackbird – Hello My Ragtime Gal!!

International Parade
~ Modern music and cultural cross-overs from around the world...Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Poland, Slovenia, Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii and more.  Briar leads the march – something for everyone.

Sing Me a Memory (Variety)
~ Themed accordingly: show tunes, jazz standards, swing, torch songs and/or a selection of crowd-pleasing favourites.

Something to Sing About: Canada 150 and Beyond
~ Over a century of music all across our home and native land...Canadian content from the Maritimes to the Rockies.

Briar by the Fire
~ Acoustic and spontaneous – tunes, songs and melodies from sing-along to campfire to spirituals...helping smaller groups feel involved and uplifted by the power of music and singing together.

                                                            Solo, Duo or Trio Options Available
Contact: briar@briarboake.com

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