At Stellar Performing Arts Academy we provide a fun, safe and stimulating environment with the aim to boost your child's confidence and enrich their self esteem. At Stellar we use carefully constructed drama exercises, targeted at developing their voice, movement, presentation and communication skills.

 

We foster creative thinking and focus through improvisations, character building and script work. The benefits of this unique program extend far beyond the performance space, ultimately equipping your child with essential life skills, helping them to be more creative and more confident.

meet the stellar team

Brooke Ellen Louttit

Founder and Creative Director

Brooke has been teaching voice, movement, drama and dance for over 10 years. She has taught for many different academies and theatre companies, working with children from the ages of 5 to 18.
 
Brooke received her Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Performance in 2008 and has continued with her studies at the University of New South Wales, where shecompleted her Masters in Art Curating and Cultural Leadership in 2017.
 
Since graduation Brooke has been involved in a variety of film and theatre projects. One film, The Future, directed by Venesia Taylor, has been screened in over 120 film festivals world wide and received 17 awards internationally. She was also the lead in a horror film, made by Annoula Films, which was screened at the Holly Shorts film festival in the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood LA. Brooke also had the great opportunity to extra in Baz Luhrmann’s film The Great Gatsby in the role of ‘Beluga’s Girl’.
 
Brooke is passionate about teaching and believes in the long term benefits drama has on children’s creativity and confidence.

Bonnie Cowan

Specialist Drama Facilitator

Bonnie is a concept-centric, process-driven performance artist and drama teacher. Since graduating from the University of Wollongong’s theatre course in 2015, Bonnie has created various solo performances and performative installations such as affect me (2017-2018) Do Something That Feels Good In Your Body (2017) Two Marblous Gals with Tahlee Leeson (2017), unspoken (2016), 1625 Rings (2016) and unravelling (2016).

Bonnie co-curated the final PACT salon of 2018, artifice x interface, with Alex Stevenson. During 2015, she had the privilege of working as a facilitator for Marina Abramović: In Residence.

Bonnie has been a teaching artist for many years now, facilitating theatrical joy with children, teens and adults with disabilities, with companies such as Kids Upfront, Shopfront Arts Co-Op, Blossom Drama, Kid A, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, Marian Street Theatre for Young People and Stellar Performing Arts.

Bonnie’s fascination with human interaction and intrigue for aesthetic shapes fuels both her own creative practice and her teaching practice.

Rae Loomes

South Sydney Studio Manager

Rae Loomes is a self confessed Theatre NERD and forever Student who never wants to stop learning.

Rae has been Acting from a very young age and studied at many different schools including NIDA (Syd), AMAW  (Syd  and Los Angeles), and most recently with a 4 year scholarship through Australians In Film to the one and only, Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
 
Rae has appeared in feature films, plays, music videos, commercials, shorts films and TV including Australia's own Home and Away and even won an award at a film festival In Hollywood for  'Outstanding Cast' In a pilot. 

Now Rae has returned home to Sydney and is using what she has learned to bring the joy and power of the theatre & acting to us at Stellar Performing Arts Academy.
 

Tegan Arazny

Specialist Drama Facilitator

Tegan is a strong advocate for the development of Theatre and the Arts in community settings and has been involved with numerous creative programs throughout her professional training and experience. 
 
Tegan graduated with a Master of Arts with Distinction in Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She actively focusses on programs that engage young people with contemporary social issues through theatre, arts, and puppetry. As well as delivering weekly drama workshops at Shopfront, she facilitates Sydney Theatre Company’s School DramaTM program to teachers and primary students around Sydney. 
 
Through a creative partnership with fellow theatre-maker Bonnie Cowan, Tegan’s emerging practice as Double Yolk Theatre Collective, endeavours to harness young people’s creativity and self-expression through process-led drama and theatre-making practices.

Ashleigh Haynes

Specialist Drama Facilitator

Ashleigh completed her Bachelor of Arts from Charles Sturt University in 2000. Since  graduation she has been asked back to lecture the current Bachelor of Arts Acting for Screen and Stage students at CSU.
Ashleigh has been recruited by multiple theatre companies, acting and touring shows to bring theatre to children in regional and remote areas of the country. She has also run her own term-time drama classes as workshops to students from kindy to Year 12. 
In 2015 she brought her extensive experience and background in working with children, and began providing a support to families with special needs children. 
Ashleigh is a creative, passionate and enthusiastic educator and special needs provider, dedicated to fostering a student centred classroom environment based on mutual respect and collaboration. She is committed to helping students identify and develop their own creativity and skill set.

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