Allyson Leet is an actor and director from Vancouver Island. She has been a member of the thriving Comox Valley theatre community for the past 12 years, on stage and directing, as well as in a variety of backstage roles. Allyson left the valley in 2010-2015 to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of Victoria and a Diploma in Acting for Film and Television from the prestigious Vancouver Film School. She has worked on a variety of television series including Wayward Pines and Riverdale. After spending the past year representing Canada at Walt Disney World in Florida, Allyson is thrilled to be back on the Island sharing her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for her craft with a new group of up-and-coming young actors.
Katie Clarkson is a photographer/videographer from the Comox Valley. A recipient of the Comox Valley’s Top 30 Under 30 award for her volunteer efforts for the Canadian Cancer Society, Katie specialises in fine art and headshot photography. Her work has been featured in Shutter Magazine and on several music albums. Also a talented videographer, Katie has been on the production team for a variety of music videos from Abu Dhabi to Edinburgh and home again. Katie has also been involved in local theatre for the past 20 years. Skilled at working with children of all ages, Katie has been a director and assistant director in the Comox Valley as well as in the United Arab Emirates. Katie’s calm and patient nature sets her subjects at ease and her artistic eye produces stunning results.
Laurel has been dancing since the age of 7. Over the years, her love for the stage grew as she explored other mediums such as cheerleading and theatre in highschool and college, being cast in shows such as Chicago and AshGirl. Laurel’s dance background has allowed her to venture into many styles such as musical theatre, hiphop, jazz and modern. Through her performance mediums, Laurel has had the opportunity to mentor, coach and choreograph for both dance and cheerleading. The bulk of her teaching experience comes from teaching children and youth ages 6 to 12. After moving to the Comox Valley over 4 years ago Laurel was focused mostly on running her business however, after recently selling, Laurel has more time on her hands and is super excited to be diving back into teaching and being a part of Sitka Stage & Screen.