Meet the Teachers

Alex Lau

Alex has a BA (Hons) from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London in Drama, Applied Theatre, and Education. He has a range of experiences in acting, teaching, and theatre production, and has worked as a teacher of public speaking, drama, performing arts, and early years education, as well as acting himself.

Teacher, Communication & Performing Arts

Candice Caalsen

Candice graduated from Stage World Theatre School, South Africa, specialising in Musical Theatre and Acting and completed her Theatre BA degree with Guilford School of Acting. She has taught and directed musical theatre, acting, and singing, with directing credits including Legally Blonde, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Into the Woods, Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, Catch Me If You Can, Titanic, and Guys and Dolls.

Teacher, Performing Arts

Iris Tsoi

Iris is pursuing a Bachelors degree at the Education University of Hong Kong, majoring in English Studies and Education. She is a certified tap dance teacher from the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD, Australia) and a qualified singing teacher, holding the Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL) Recital Singing Level 4 Diploma.

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Joanna Hotung

Joanna attended the University of London (BA Hons) and Warwick University (MBA). She is also a Licentiate Teacher of Speech and Drama (Distinction) from Trinity College London. She is Chairperson Emeritus at Youth Diabetes Action, Vice-Chairperson at Playright Children’s Play Association, and Advisory Board member at Gleneagles Hospital HK. She has won several awards including SCMP Woman of our Time and AmCham Entrepreneur of the Year.

Teacher, Communication & Performing Arts

Ken Lee

Ken holds an MA in Theatre and Performance studies from King’s College London, and a BA in Drama from Queen Mary, University of London. He has been a member of a theatre company with opportunities for both acting on stage and on film to devising different performances. He is also experienced in filming and editing.

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Louise Agustin

Louise holds an Associate Degree in Psychology from City University of Hong Kong and a Bachelors Degree in Special Needs Education from The Education University of Hong Kong. She also holds a certificate in The Play Project for Children with Autism. She has substantial experience teaching Playgroup, Pre-Nursery, social skills, and phonics lessons.

Teacher, Early Learners

Poyu Ho

Poyu is a student at The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture studying for her Postgraduate Diploma. She also holds a Bachelors degree in Design from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has taught English, Science, and at Visual Arts at various schools. She loves to challenge her students to “dare to create“.

Teacher, Visual Arts

Savannah Russell

After doing her Art Foundation studies at SCAD HK and finishing Film Studies in the Philippines, Savannah moved to Hong Kong to pursue her career in Visual Arts. She has worked as a production assistant, workshop leader, and with museums including Tai Kwun. She is passionate about inspiring the next generation in visual, digital, and communication arts.

Teacher, Visual & Communication Arts

Tracy Huang

Tracy has an MEd majoring in Curriculum and Instruction from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) from the Education University. Before arriving in Hong Kong, she taught IT in a secondary school in mainland China. She is now committed to teaching high quality Mandarin kindergarten education at Mills International Preschool.

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Communication & Performing Arts

Amy Watson

Amy has a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Aberdeen and a TEFL qualification. She has worked in the education sector in a variety of countries, including teaching in Hong Kong for over three years. She strives to develop creativity, individuality, and a love for learning in all her students.

Teacher, Communication Arts

Clydine San Juan

Clydine graduated from the School of Science and Technology, Centro Escolar University, Philippines with a BSc degree in Biology. She has taught musical theatre, dance, and STEAM courses to children, as well as engaged in productions, modelling, and dance recitals. As a field researcher, she has published in the Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy.

Teacher, Communication & Performing Arts

Isabella Ng

Isabella holds a Masters of Fine Art (high distinction) from the Royal Institute of Melbourne, and a Bachelors in Fine Art from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. A practising artist with a vibrant studio of her own, Isabella regularly showcases her masterpieces in solo and group exhibitions across Hong Kong, Singapore, and the US, as well as shares her skills through teaching young artists.

Head of Department, Visual Arts

Joyce Tsoi

Joyce is pursuing a Bachelor of Journalism and Communication (Honours) at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. She has a variety of performing, teaching, and choreography experiences, and holds the Licentiate of Trinity College London Singing Recital Level 6 Diploma in Music Performance and the TPTC Teachers Certificate in Tap of The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing.

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Kevin Kan

Kevin graduated from the University of Reading, UK with a BA in Theatre Art, Education, and Deaf Studies with British Sign Language training, and also holds a Foundation Diploma in Acting from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has taught in numerous theatre companies, learning centres, and schools in the UK and HK, specialising in theatre. He has a keen passion in teaching children, especially with Special Educational Needs.

Teacher, Communication & Performing Arts

Maria Wahnon

Maria holds a BA in Fashion and Textiles Design (First Class), from the University of Kent, UK. She is fully certified to teach English as a foreign language and is passionate about education. She has worked in the creative industries for several years and she loves to inspire children to think outside the box. She has technical skills in painting, printing, sewing, and sketching.

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Rachel Harina

Rachel graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol with a BA in Media Culture and Practices. She participated in musical theatre from a young age which cultivated her passion for the performing arts and she has been teaching for over seven years. She loves inspiring children's drive to improve and develop themselves through their own creative expression.

Teacher, Communication & Performing Arts

Selina Fan

Selina has over 23 years teaching experience specialising in Early Childhood Education, and holds a BEd degree in Early Childhood Education from Hong Kong Baptist University as well as a Diploma in Advanced Putonghua Training. She holds a Certificate for Kindergarten Principals from Hong Kong Baptist University as well as a Special Education Certificate.

Teacher, Communication & Performing Arts

Yana Ng

Yana holds an MA in Art Therapy and has a keen interest in working with children to enhance their resilience and social and emotional well-being through arts, play, and education. Her international work experiences, interactive communication skills, and child-centred approach to engaging children and their families from different ethnic and social backgrounds positively impact the growth of creativity, curiosity, and confidence in children.

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Andrew Swift

Andrew trained in musical theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London and with the National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain. He has performed on the London West End, including in Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. He has also appeared on stage in Hong Kong and musically directed several Hong Kong premiers, including Titanic the Musical, Seussical, and Guys and Dolls.

Teacher, Communication & Performing Arts

Elliot Haigh

Elliot graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada, with a BA (Hons) degree. He also has TEFL certification with a specialisation in teaching English to young learners. Elliot has previous experience working with children as a football coach in the UK, a ski instructor in Canada, and an English teacher in Hong Kong.

Teacher, Communication Arts

JP Rossouw

JP is an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. He graduated from Oakfields College Faculty of Dance and Musical Theatre. He performed in various South African theatre productions, including West Side Story, Shrek the Musical, Rock of Ages, and various pantomimes, as well as being a presenter on an educational kids TV programme and in music videos. JP teaches singing, dancing, communication, and acting.

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Communication & Performing Arts

Justin Leung

Justin holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from Brunel University, London, UK. An avid writer from an early age, he has interned at magazines such as Timeout Hong Kong and is currently working on his own fiction writing when he's not teaching. Justin loves sharing his passion for literary arts with his students.

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Communication & Performing Arts

Kiki Choi

Kiki holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. She has a wealth of experience working in the arts and early childhood education, and she has also worked as an editor for a leading publication. She is passionate about creating effective and engaging environments for children to explore art, language, and integrated subjects.

Teacher, Visual Arts

Matthew Creed

Matthew graduated from New College Lanarkshire, Northumbria University with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre and was also awarded The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s prestigious Drama Scholarship Award for Musical Theatre. He is an enthusiastic practitioner and teacher with an engaging and unique style and set of skills and abilities. His goal is to make a difference in young people’s lives by allowing them to be curious, creative, and expressive.

Teacher, Communication & Performing Arts

Roy Rolloda

Roy holds a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and Letters, graduating with academic distinction from San Beda College, Philippines. A professional thespian and concert artist, Roy has headlined theatre productions and corporate events. He was a principal vocalist for Hongkong Disneyland, and a cast singer for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. As an educator, he has taught English, drama, and musical theatre in Hong Kong and abroad.

Head of Department
Performing Arts

Tania Tiplady

Tania graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a Bachelors Diploma in Fine Art as well as a BTEC Diploma in Art & Media. She has taught English and art in various schools and centres around London and Hong Kong, including Star English. Tania has a passion for fibre art and photography, with a focus on weaving. She hopes to inspire children to be as creative as possible.

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Communication & Visual Arts

Angela Russell

Angela obtained a Musical Theatre diploma from D&B School of Performing Arts, London, as well as an Associate Diploma from the London College of Music, a diploma in Exercise to Music, and a TEFL qualification. She has performed on stage and in music and TV videos internationally with world renowned artists. She currently combines her two passions of performing and teaching, specialising in choreography.

Teacher, Performing Arts

Enrico Narvaez

Eric has a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Communication and is a passionate and committed music teacher. He is a professional musician who can sing and play piano, guitar, bass, and drums. He is also a music arranger for instrumentals and vocals used in music production and theatrical works, and a record engineer and video editor. He is an inspiring teacher in Performing Arts and Music.

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Performing Arts

Jasmine Lindsay

Jasmine holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education from The Education University of Hong Kong and a BA in Graphic Design from Raffles International College. She is passionate about helping children to reach their potential and inspire them with an eagerness to learn.

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Communication & Performing Arts

Justin Yuen

Justin hails from Australia where he studied web and graphic design. An avid craftsman, he has several years experience teaching writing and fine arts covering a divergent range of media from fine arts, design technology, installation building, and toy making to children's book publishing. His interests include handmade culture crafts, Chinese style watercolour and oil painting. He is also a certified fitness instructor.

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Lilly Wu

Lilly is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK and holds an MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Derby, UK, and on the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Dance Movement Therapy Association. She is also a Certified Practitioner of Art in Therapy and Projective Drawing Art in Assessment, and teacher of ballet, musical theatre, and violin.

Teacher, Communication & Performing Arts

Natasha Hotung

Natasha obtained her BA (Hons) degree in English and Drama from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Graduate Certificate in Psychology from University College London. She has recently completed her MSc in Psychology and Child Development at UCL. She has a particular interest in teaching the arts for the holistic and developmental benefits of children.

Teacher, Communication Arts

Ruth Yuen

Ruth holds an MA in Musical Theatre Studies from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, and a BA in English from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a qualified ATOD Jazz Dance teacher. She previously worked in a local school as a secondary school teacher, and has collaborated with different artists to produce original musical theatre performances in Hong Kong.

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Tiffany Leung

Tiffany holds a Bachelors (Hons) degree in Film and Psychology from SungKyunKwan University, South Korea. As an Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Dance and certified ETA with the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing, she has also received vocal and musical theatre training in South Korea and the United States at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is a performing arts teacher, actress, choreographer, and director of short films and theatre productions in South Korea and Hong Kong.

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