Sarah is one Australia’s foremost teachers and performers of improvised theatre. For many years Sarah has been applying those skills for corporate events, and devising and leading workshops for organisational development and leadership programs with her company THE DECENT PEOPLE. Currently Sarah is touring schools teaching and performing improvisation, including the Roald Dahl inspired WITCHES GIANTS TWITS AND PEACHES and TDP’s new show HEROES & VILLAINS.
Sarah trained at Melbourne’s St. Martins, and has worked with pre-eminent improvisation companies in Australia, North America and Europe - most notably with the “guru” of improvisation, Keith Johnstone (the inventor of “THEATRESPORTS”), whose books “IMPRO” and “IMPRO FOR STORYTELLERS” on the subject are bibles for creatives.
Sarah has a Diploma in Business (Trainer and Assessor) and has worked with many businesses to create personalized training programs to assist staff in communication, team building and customer service.
You may have seen Sarah perform with IMPRO MELBOURNE and WATSON at their sold out Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows, and she is again in training to run 60kms at Coastrek for the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Since the smash hit relaunch of Family Feud Australia, Russell has been the TV studio audience and audition host (Fremantle Media/Network 10).
Russell is an accomplished actor, comedy director and consumate MC. From the legendary Shakespeare Under The Stars, to 5 star reviews in Edinburgh for his solo tour-de-force "Jest Like Danny Kaye", to touring hits such as "Yes Prime Minister", "The 39 Steps", "Twelve Angry Men" and "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare". He’s represented Melbourne at Theatresports five times in the U.S. and Canada, winning The World Improv Championship in Montreal. He is the host of "Spontaneous Broadway", the only Australian to have appeared on "WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?" (UK), and constantly recognised as Father Ricky from "Lano & Woodley" (ABC).
He has been a trusted face in the corporate entertainment and facilitation sector since 1991. He’s one of the pioneers of improvised performance and workshop design for leadership, management training and team-building programs in Australia.Russell was a founder of Troupe Du Jour, for over 20 years the top Australian specialists in improvised comedy for corporate events. Russell has delivered workshops and leadership training programs for clients such as Telstra, BHP Billiton, Nike, WHK, ANZ, and countless others. He has also worked extensively at leadership retreats with consultants such as The Leadership Consortium, Growing People, Innate Consulting, Dalmau Consulting and Generator Talent Group.
Russ has been an MC and entertainer for everything: from charities such as The Cancer Council's famous Tuxedo Junction, to international conferences, to The Birdman Rally at Moomba.