Louise Robinson is an Australian trained Drama and Arts teacher in which she has worked for 13 years. As a BC certified teacher, and long-time performer Louise wears many hats. She has worked in public and private school settings, taught extra curricula arts programs, performed on stage, film and television, used Improv as a tool for team building, and managed events. Upon arriving in the Sea to Sky 10 years ago, Louise has made a point of sharing her passion for the Arts with all age groups in the community. On top of running Step Out! she works as a the Assistant Director for Act-Alive Academy, and instructs, and performs aerial silks with Treeline Aerial. Louise uses her knowledge and experience in the Arts to bring holistic education for the purpose of social and communication development. Louise provides teachings that are inclusive of difference, creates environments that foster lifelong learning, and encourages stepping out of comfort zones to break free from fear.
Improv/Acting and Creative writing instructor
Brandon Barrett is a performer, theatre producer, improv instructor and playwright. The co-founder of sketch show Comedy Quickies, part of the Whistler Writers Festival, he has written or co-written three feature-length plays: 2016’s Between Two Tall Mountains and 2018’s All Relative, part of the Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival, as well as 2019’s family comedy, A Whistler Vacation, which premiered at the Maury Young Arts Centre. He is also an award-winning journalist and features editor for Whistler’s Pique Newsmagazine and was the 2018 recipient of the John Collison Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism, and won gold at the 2021 B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards for best feature article over 10,000 circulation. He holds a criminology degree from Carleton University and a journalism diploma from Algonquin College.