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

Blake Thornycroft

Blake holds a BEcon with Honours from Rhodes University, South Africa. He completed TEFL certification in Prague, CELTA certification from the UK, and a PGCE from Leeds Beckett University. Blake began his education career teaching in South Africa, Czech Republic, and ultimately Hong Kong. He previously set up, managed, and advised education centres expanding into Mainland China while cultivating teaching talent.

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Hannah Bray

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Visual Art History from Rhodes University, South Africa, as well as a TEFL qualification. She started her career with teaching experience in South Africa and has now been teaching English in Hong Kong for four years. She is passionate about art and always maintains a positive, caring, and fun environment while teaching, to allow children to express their creativity freely.

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Janice Ngiam

Janice received a BA Hons degree in Psychology and Sociology from McGill University, Canada. She has worked extensively with international school students with a whole range of individualised education plans. She cares especially about the emotional and developmental needs of children as an integral part of their learning. With professional training in ballet and the piano, she is passionate about creativity and artistic expression.

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Joëlle McGrath

Joelle has a diploma is Musical Theatre & Dance from Oakfields College, South Africa. Her teaching career took flight as she started teaching Speech and Drama at underprivileged schools, as well as delivering vocal coaching. She has performed in various children’s theatre shows including Madagascar Jr, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Hansel and Gretel. Her TV credits include live presenting, performing as an actor on a local soap, and she recently landed her first film.

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Megan Devenish

Megan has a BTech in Theatre, Art and Design, an Associate of Fine Arts in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy (NYFA), Los Angeles, USA, and a TEFL certificate. She has been teaching speech, drama, and public speaking for several years in South Africa and Hong Kong to diverse groups of students. She is also an experienced curriculum and script writer.

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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

Sarah Johnson

Sarah holds a Bachelors in Fine Art (Distinction) from the Royal Institute of Melbourne and a TEFL qualification. Starting her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher, she later combined teaching with her passion for art. She has gained years of experience sharing her love for visual arts with children and young adults. She strongly believes in the importance of nourishing today's youth through all forms of creative expression.

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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

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

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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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 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

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

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

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

Tony Lam

Tony graduated from Royal Brisbane International College with an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality. He loves languages and is currently studying Thai on top of his English and Chinese. He loves interacting with children and has been assisting and teaching a range of courses at Kids' Gallery since 2014. His goal is to inspire children to be innovative through the courses they attend.

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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

Carmen Tromp

Carmen graduated from Oakfields College, South Africa majoring in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre). She is an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer; and an experienced teacher of musical theatre, drama, singing, and dancing to children of all ages. She has performed in various films, on TV, and in stage performances, including the children's shows Shrek Jr, Winnie the Pooh, and Seussical Jr. She is currently a Performing & Communication Arts teacher at Kids' Gallery.

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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

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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Neo Msimka

Neo attended the National School of the Arts where he majored in Drama. He then graduated from Oakfields College with a Diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance. He has performed in many amateur and professional shows including internationally, such as the Spartacus ballet and Naledi, an African Journey tour to France. He taught Drama at an underprivileged school for one year. He then became an English foreign language teacher for two years in China. His passion and love for the Arts has inspired him to join the Kids' Gallery.

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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

Sharon Harina

Sharon has been working for Kids’ Gallery since she was in high school learning skills across the communication, performing, and visual arts departments as a teaching assistant. Now a teacher in her own right, she is enjoying interacting with the students and exploring the curriculum. She also has experience working as a stage manager and supporting the production teams for Kids' Gallery shows.

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Yuki Fung

Yuki has been learning painting and dancing at Kids’ Gallery since she was a child. Now she works as an assistant teacher here. She enjoys the process of working alongside arts students, and through observation and communication, she can easily understand their needs. She also has experience assisting with stage performances.

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Anita Wu

Anita holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She has worked in the education sector for several years teaching English, art, playgroup, and STEAM. Anita was previously also a professional make-up artist. She strives to encourage early learners to develop with creativity and individuality at the KG Group.

Teacher, Early Learners & Communication 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

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

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

Nicole Borja

Nicole graduated from the BTEC Musical Theatre Programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (EXCEL) attaining the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts achieving Merit. Bringing her experience as a Musical Theatre performer as well as her passion for the arts to Kids' Gallery, she is committed to encouraging children to reach their full artistic potential.

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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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Stellina Wong


Stellina holds a Higher Diploma in Graphic Design from Digital Studio School of Graphic Design and a certificate in teaching art. She has over 10 years of teaching experience working in arts education for all ages, ranging from toddlers to 14 years. She has received awards as Best Art Tutor from Hong Kong and international drawing competitions.

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