Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster comes from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario. She performs regularly in theatre, musical theatre, tv, film and voiceover, and has also performed professionally as a vocalist and flautist. Courtney is a graduate of the Soulpepper Academy, UBC’s BFA Acting program, and of the Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Program. She is currently a resident artist at Soulpepper Theatre Company. She is also an arts educator, and has trained with the Royal Conservatory of Music's Artist Educator program, and has worked with RCM's Learning Through The Arts Program, Soulpepper's Community Programming and Paprika Theatre Festival. 

Courtney is a founding member of The Howland Company, and in 2014, she took on her first directorial role as co-director of The Howland Company's sold out Fringe Festival hit, “52 Pick-Up”. The production was acclaimed by critics and audiences, named 'Best of the Fringe' and was remounted for a sold out run in 2015. In 2018, she directed the Howland Company/Crow’s Theatre hit production of “The Wolves”.


Courtney received a 2013 My Theatre Award for Best Emerging Artist, and was proud to be part of the 2014 Dora Award-winning Best Ensemble for Soulpepper’s “Of Human Bondage” and the 2016 Dora Award-winning Ensemble for "Incident at Vichy". She is a grateful alumna of the Loran Scholars Foundation.


Courtney can be contacted directly at She tweets @courtneyvl.