Bessie Wapp is a musician & theatre artist who has created & performed original works throughout North America & in Europe. While based in Vancouver (1984-2006), Bessie was a core member of stilt-dance theatre ensemble Mortal Coil (the tall folks at Nelson’s Streetfest) and Eastern European music ensemble Zeellia. She has performed at Lincoln Centre (New York City), The Kennedy Centre (Washington, DC), & The Croatia Dance Festival (Zagreb). Within BC and Alberta, Bessie has worked with many theatre, puppet, and musical groups. Returning to her hometown of Nelson, Bessie became Co-Artistic Director of Nelson’s Twin Fish Theatre and joined several music groups to pursue her interest in performing across a spectrum of musical and ethnic styles. In 2008 Bessie sang with the Nelson Opera. Bessie currently teaches music & theatre privately and in group settings, through Oxygen Art Centre.