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Frankie Cottrell


Frankie Cottrell (he/him) is indigenous from the Tahltan nation. His Tahltan name is Wak’inadā which means walks on the clouds. It was given to him by his great grandma after she watched him tap dance.

Frankie’s passion for performing started when he put on tap shoes at the age of 9. He trained at Dance Works Academy in Gibsons during his school years and has since gone on to train at Harbour Dance Centre under the guidance of Jim Hibbard. Frankie discovered the Musical Theatre program at Capilano University in 2012 and the rest is history. He graduated in 2015 and has since gone on to perform at numerous professional Canadian theatre companies including the Arts Club, Chemainus Theatre Festival, Theatre Northwest, Western Canada Theatre, and Carousel Theatre for Young People.

Frankie excels at singing and guitar. He enjoys writing music for both his solo work and his band- When They Rise. His positive attitude and determination have created a foundation for success in the entertainment industry.